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About Mikhail Kogan

Grand Master Instructor with core competencies
in Self-defense Systems,
Hand-to-Hand Combat and Martial Arts

Mr. Kogan is the highest ranking
Crushalo Grand Master in the United States

Grand Master Mikhail Kogan is the official representative of the Global HapKiDo Association in the state of Illinois.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Mr. Kogan is the founder of the Spetsnaz USA Crushalo school of Hand-to-Hand Combat in the United States. 
He has studied, practiced, and taught Hand-to-Hand Combat and Martial Arts and
Self-Defense for over 40 years. 
Mr. Kogan is certified as a Master Instructor in Crushalo, Karate-do,
and he is a Kick-boxing trainer.  Mr. Kogan is a black belt in Judo, Grand Master in Marshal Arts (WUCAA), 6th Degree Black Belt in Combat Kung-Fu and a U.S.S.R. Master of Sport in Combat Sambo.

Mr. Kogan has taught Hand-to-Hand Combat in the former Soviet Union to the
Speznaz (the most elite unit of the Russian military).  Since 1990, he has been teaching the U.S. operatives of various government agencies the techniques of Hand-to-Hand Combat, Self-Defense and crowd-control both, with and without, weapons.  Mr. Kogan developed unique and lethal sword and knife techniques as well.

His dedication to the philosophy and principles of Self-Defense has resulted in the development of a unique fighting style combining Self-Defense, Martial Arts and
Hand-to-Hand Combat technique based on Crushalo principles. 
This unique technique develops discipline, character, physical conditioning, mental and physical strength, mind control and is based on the philosophy of positive thinking.

Crushalo is an Advanced Hand-to-Hand Combat system developed by the World Grand Master German Popov especially for Soviet Spetsnaz and police operatives. 
Mr. Kogan took the principles of Crushalo and supplemented them with various other Martial Arts styles.  It is this lethal combination of Hand-to-Hand Combat  and his own developments which Mr. Kogan taught to the high-ranking military personnel at
Frunze Military Academy in Moscow.  Many of those he taught owe their lives to the skills Mr. Kogan gave them during intensive training.  Today, Crushalo is adopted by the most elite military and police forces around the world.

Mr. Kogan has been sharing his knowledge and devotion to the Martial Arts with some of the world leading authorities of Martial Arts and Hand-to-Hand Combat. 
Mr. Kogan is currently training athletes who participate at different levels at National and International Tournaments and Championships in various fighting styles.

Throughout his teaching career hundreds of individuals and numerous professional organizations sought out Mr. Kogan to share his knowledge in Martial Arts.

In addition to military personnel, Mr. Kogan has taught many of the most prominent athletes who have placed as championship finalists (including a bronze medal in the European Championship) in various forms of Martial Arts including Karate, Kung-fu, Combat Sambo, Kickboxing, and Mixed Martial Arts.

Mr. Kogan is currently teaching classes of various complexity levels.  It is his passion and love for the Art of Self-Defense in all of its various forms, which makes his classes successful for those who wish to gain the knowledge and self-discipline. 
Classes are taught at 1553 Barclay Blvd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

1985 - 1990 Frunze Military Academy Moscow, USSR
Combat Systems Consultant/Instructor
As a member of Russian Federation of Kung Fu planned and established Center of
Hand-To-Hand Combat within Frunze Military Academy (the equivalent of the United States Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, USA or the British Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC), Watchfield, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom) where developed, standardized and implemented Combat Systems throughout training programs for USSR Army upper rank personnel. Official instruction book “Soviet Army Combat System” was published based on techniques and training instructions from my classroom.


1979 - 1985 Moscow Defense Forces Unit Moscow, USSR
Combat Systems Instructor
Responsible for Hand to Hand Combat training of Moscow Defense Special Forces Unit, part of the Soviet Army responsible for city of Moscow defenses. Unit included Special Forces brigades, Military Police units and Federal Security Services personnel.

  Global HapKiDo Association GHA Grand Master Mike Kogan Leadership Award  
  Global HapKiDo Association GHA Grand Master Mike Kogan Leadership Award  
Mikhail Kogan Certificate of Qualified Karate-Do Instructor and World Karate-Do Organization Honbu Country Representative in USSR. Mikhail Kogan Authorizations to work in the Frunze Military Academy and the center for hand-to-hand combat for the Soviet police. Mikhail Kogan Frunze Military Academy Diploma for organization and setup of the educational process for senior military officers and Army Special Forces, and the establishment of the center for hand-to-hand combat in Moscow.
Gramota
Mikhail Kogan Six Master Degree Diploma in Russian School of Martial Art Crushalo. Mikhail Kogan certification of special training program of hand-to-hand combat for the Soviet Army. Mikhail Kogan is a Fully Vested and Authorized Independent Representative of Russian Shooting Styles in the U.S. by XIV Olympic Games Committee.
Mikhail Kogan Six Master Degree Diploma in Russian School of Martial Art Crushalo. Mikhail Kogan is a Fully Vested and Authorized Independent Representative of Russian Shooting Styles in U.S. by XIV Olympic Games Committee.
Mikhail Kogan is a Fully Vested and Authorized Independent Representative of Russian Shooting Styles by the Director General of Russian Shooting Styles Federation. Mikhail Kogan WUCAA Certificate 8th Dan Combat Free Fighting Grand Master Mikhail Kogan Outstanding Leadership Award International Hap Ki Do Federation Issued by IHF US Chairman Hee Kwan Lee
Mikhail Kogan is a Fully Vested and Authorized Independent Representative of Russian Shooting Styles Mikhail Kogan WUCAA Cerificate 8th Dan Combat Free Fighting. Grand Master Mikhail Kogan Outstanding Leadership Award International Hap Ki Do Federation Issued by IHF US Chairman Hee Kwan Lee
Mikhail Kogan 5th Dan Black Belt Certificate World Turan Do Association (WTA) Mikhail Kogan World Universal Combat Arts Association (WUCAA) Certificate 6th Dan Degree in Martial Art of Combat Kung Fu Mikhail Kogan World Universal Combat Arts Association (WUCAA) Grand Master of the Combat Free Fighting Certificate Issued by Suleyman Mammadli
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Mikhail Kogan is a Tenth Degree Black Belt Spetsnaz USA Crushalo School of Hand to Hand Combat
Certification of Sokeship US International Grandmasters and Masters Sokeship Union US IGSMU
Mikhail Kogan Intercontinental Martial Arts Union (IMAU) United States Illinois State Director Mikhail Kogan Intercontinental Martial Arts Union Spetsnaz USA Crusho School of Hand to Hand Certified Instructor Certificate
Mikhail Kogan Tenth Degree Belt Spetsnaz USA Crusho School of Hand to Hand Combat Certification of Sokeship US International Grandmasters and Masters Sokeship Union US IGSMU Mikhail Kogan Intercontinental Martial Arts Union IMAU US Illinois State Director Mikhail Kogan Intercontinental Martial Arts Union Spetsnaz USA Crusho School of Hand to Hand Certified Instructor Certificate
Mikhail Kogan Soke Founder of Spetsnaz USA Crusho School of Hand to Hand Combat Recognized by Sokeship Council of the Intercontinental Martial Arts Union Mikhail Kogan Intercontinental Martial Arts Union Tenth Degree Black Belt Certification of Rank Spetsnaz USA Crusho School of Hand to Hand Combat Mikhail Kogan is Hereby Recognized by the International Martial Arts Union Sokeship Council as the Soke / Founder of Spetsnaz USA-DART
Mikhail Kogan Soke Founder of Spetsnaz USA Crusho School of Hand to Hand Combat Recognized by Sokeship Council of the Intercontinental Martial Arts Union Mikhail Kogan Intercontinental Martial Arts Union Tenth Degree Black Belt Certification of Rank Spetsnaz USA Crusho School of Hand to Hand Combat Mikhail Kogan is Hereby Recognized by the International Martial Arts Union Sokeship Council as the Soke Founder of Spetsnaz USA-DART

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