Michael Rüppel is a German Krav Maga expert who has been dedicated to modern self-defense and Krav Maga since 1999.

Today, he holds a 7th Dan Black Belt in Krav Maga and stands as one of the few Krav Maga experts worldwide who has instructed Israeli police and special forces units, including:

In 2014, he founded the specialized Law Enforcement Program C.O.P.S., which stands for CLOSE OPERATION PROTECTION SYSTEM.

Today, he is a global authority on specialized techniques in firearms, knives, control, and handcuffing. Portions of his programs have been adopted by various units. He is also actively involved with law enforcement agencies in the United States, providing training to units such as:

His goal is to bring every police officer to a uniformly high level of performance that aligns with the demands of real-world situations, ensuring the best possible self-protection for law enforcement personnel worldwide.