The Israeli Tactical Academy is the most authentic Israeli Defense Force shooting experience in Los Angeles and Ventura County.
Specializes in real-to- life defensive shooting scenarios, ITA will immediately advance the practical gun training of any student: Experienced marksmen to absolute beginners.
Training with handguns, shotguns, or rifles, each ITA session is customized for optimum learning and efficiency of gun application and safety. You will experience first-in- class tactical training and participate in tested anti-terror exercises.
Self-defense and firearm proficiency are important and practical skills. From basic pistol training to confident defensive firearm skill, ITA is a safe, professional and fun environment to advance your gun knowledge and shooting technique.
Taken as a one-time introductory course or as a series of progressive training, the gun appreciation and skill you develop with ITA will serve you for the rest of your life.
ITA programs accommodate civilians, law enforcement officers, government contractors, executives and individuals of dignitary status.
Who We Are
The Israeli Tactical Academy was established in 2010 by former Israeli Special Forces Soldier and certified instructor Hezi Sheli. The Israeli shooting style is a flawless representation of what real protection and firing aptitude is supposed to contain. Only history and real hands on Israeli firearm training can give this notion credibility. We have in the U.S more firearms than citizens, but how many people can actually fire one in a safe accurate and aggressive manner under pressure, in a hand to hand combat situation, and often under fire? Unfortunately not too many…
We are the most genuine Israeli Shooting Academy in Los Angeles and Ventura County, CA, specializing in all major aspects of Israeli Hand-to-Hand combat system. We offer first-class Israeli shooting tactics as well as anti-terror firing exercises.
Tactical Instructor – Hezi Sheli
Hezi Sheli is a fire-arm self defense and hand to hand combat expert with many years of practical shooting experience. He is certified as a CCW instructor by the Ventura County sheriff’s office! Hezi also holds instructor credentials from the Department of Justice and The National Rifle Association. He was born and raised in Israel where he served as a first sergeant in the IDF special forces, his training included anti-terror, S.W.A.T. reconnaissance, intelligence techniques, Krav Maga and more… afterwards Hezi went on to work internationally as a security professional, serving as an armed bodyguard for celebrities and high profile individuals and continues to train the top security teams of Hollywood’s A-list celebs. It is his real world life experiences which gives him the knowledge and the authority to teach about firearm self defense; what does work, what doesn’t and more importantly why? Hezi feels the most effective training is a blend of shooting techniques from home defense, anti terror and self-defense. His mission is to make you proficient, accurate, safe and confident when handling a firearm.
Tactical Instructor – Jeanne Raede
- Approved CCW instructor by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office
- NRA – Certified Pistol Instructor
- NRA – Range Safety Officer
- NRA – Personal Protection In The Home Certified Instructor
- NRA – Refuse to be a Victim Instructor
- Glock Armorer – Certified
- CCW Permit Holder
- Basic, Intermediate, Advanced Tactical Pistol
- Israeli martial arts and Jiu Jitsu student
- Competitive Action Pistol Shooter
- The Well Armed Woman member
- Business Woman, Mom, Wife, Grandma