Be Confident Knowing That You Can

Defend Yourself From Attackers


Learn From an Experienced and Skilled Martial Artist 

After gaining more than 30 years of experience in martial arts and self-defense, Grandmaster Professor Vitaliy Fishberg realized that it was time to share his knowledge to those who are willing to learn. He established Elite Street Lethal Combatives to teach clients throughout New York City, New York and some areas in New Jersey effective self-defense techniques.

Learn From an Experienced and Skilled Martial Artist

After gaining more than 30 years of experience in martial arts and self-defense, Grandmaster Professor Vitaliy Haim Fishberg realized that it was time to share his knowledge to those who are willing to learn. He established Elite Street Lethal Combatives to teach clients throughout New York City and in all over United States.

About Our Founder

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Pursuing Martial Arts as a Child

Living in New York City, Professor Vitaliy is proud to be an American. He is a Christian Pentecostal pastor, a Director of a Pastoral Association, a veteran martial artist, and a martial arts and self-defense Senior Instructor.


Professor Vitaliy was born in Moldova, formerly part of the big Soviet Union, in 1974 to a Jewish family. His path into martial arts began when he was about 14 years old. He was nearly killed for the second time in a Moldovan public school where he studied.

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Neither was he a problem maker nor was he looking for fights. His near-death experiences were related to the severe anti-Semitism Moldovan schools at the time. Teachers themselves hated Jews and they were happy to see Jewish boys beaten severely right before their eyes after classes.


The professor’s mother was a famous pediatrician. The parent of one child she was treating was a Major in the Russian Blue Berets. When she told the Major that her child was almost killed twice in middle school, he immediately took Professor Vitaliy under his wing. He trained the professor the simple and very effective hand-to-hand combat system of the Russian Elite Special Forces called Rukopashniy Boy.


Professor Vitaliy learned and memorized different techniques. He also performed a lot of physical exercises. Aside from those experiences, the Blue Beret invested plenty of time in raising the professor spiritually to be as strong and fearless as a Warrior. He also emphasized the importance of being humble, faithful, and ready to die for a higher cause.


The professor studied with the Blue Beret for almost three years. When he and his family transferred to another city, the Lord brought in another Master, a police officer from the Moldovan equivalent of the USA’s Secret Service. This was because Professor Vitaliy’s mother was a famous doctor in Kishinev. Therefore, some powerful people brought their children in to receive her treatment.


The second Sensei taught professor Military Combatives and Israeli Krav Maga and also urged him to study traditional martial arts for balance. He was the person who introduced the professor to the first president of the Shotokan Federation of Moldova. It was under the president of the federation that Professor Vitaliy learned traditional Shotokan Karate before he left for the USA.


The professor also studied other martial arts such as Jeet Kune Do, Boxing, Muay Thai, different Kung Fu styles, Ninjutsu, and more by mostly taking private lessons with Masters. 

Living in the United States

Professor Vitaliy has been in the USA since October 1997. Since his arrival, he moved to fulfill his life’s passion. He immediately started taking martial arts classes, even studying three different types at the same time.

When he had a chance, he took three martial arts classes on the same day. He spent thousands of dollars on classes, private lessons, martial art camps, seminars, and workshops to study with many of the world’s greatest Grandmasters and Teachers.

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  • President and International Director of the "World Krav Maga and Combatives Brotherhood"

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  • Master-Professor of Military Kenpo


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  • Professor of Self-Defense Studies


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  • Doctor of Philosophy in Martial Arts


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  • Fellow of the International Guild of Masters

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  • Former Vice-President of the International Kenpo Federation

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  • Multiple Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee

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  • Krav Maga Master Instructor (8th Dan) and World-wide Director of Krav Maga Division (MAA-I)

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  • Director of Department of Church Security/AntiTerrorism (SMAU)

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  • Board Member and New York State Director of American Modern Jiujitsu Federation

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  • Member of the Grandmasters Council and USA`s Representative (KJFIMAB)

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  • Soke/Founder of the "Elite Street Lethal Combatives"

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Our Grandmaster Life Achievements


  • Elite Street Lethal Combatives – 10th Dan
  • Combat Jiujitsu - 10th Dan
  • Special Forces Combat Karate – 9th Dan
  • American Modern Aikido – 9th Dan
  • Penchak Silat -9th Dan
  • Modern Shaolin Kenpo Jiujitsu-9th Dan
  • Kali9Tiros-9th Dan
  • Freestyle Karate - 8th Dan
  • American Kenpo Karate – 8th Dan
  • Kempo Goju - 8th Dan
  • Combat Aiki-Jitsu – 8th Dan
  • Ninjutsu -  8th Dan
  • Dragon Fist - 8th Dan
  • JKD- 8th Dan
  • Okinawan Kobudo – 7th Dan
  • Soviet KGB Special Agents Karate – 7th Dan
  • Hapkido – 6th Dan
  • Military Combatives – 5th Dan
  • Military Jiu-Jitsu – 5th Dan
  • Yoshin Ryu Jujitsu – 5th Dan
  • American Combat Karate – 4th Dan
  • Anti-Terrorism - Master Instructor
  • Krav Maga for Law Enforcement – 1st Dan
  • JKD – Master Instructor
  • StreetFighting - Master Instructor
  • Krav Maga for Special Forces – Instructor
  • Krav Maga Knife Defense – Instructor
  • US Marine’s Kenpo – Instructor
  • Muay Thai –  Instructor
  • Boxing - Instructor
  • Military CQB - Instructor Level 1

Our Grandmaster’s International and National Recognitions

  • International Self-Defense Association & International Fight Club
  • Kali Jun Fan International Martial Artists Brotherhood
  • Black Dragon Fighting Society
  • Black Lotus Martial Arts Association
  • Christian Martial Arts Council 
  • Christian Black Belts Association
  • Shinja Martial Arts University and Association
  • International Sungja-Do Martial Arts Association 
  • International Network of Christian Martial Artists 
  • Christian Martial Arts Association – International 
  • International Martial Arts Council 
  • International Black Belts Association 
  • Shintai Ryu Martial Arts Association 
  • World Martial Arts Council 
  • The Martial Arts Association – International 
  • International Bujinkan Dojo Association 
  • International Krav Maga Union 
  • Worldwide/International Jeet Kune Do Association 
  • American Modern Aikido Federation 
  • The League of Shadows 
  • American Modern Jiujitsu Federation 
  • Velez Martial Arts Federation and University 
  • Diversified League of Martial Artists 
  • Dragon Fist Fighting Society 
  • Fong`s Hung Ga Kung Fu Association 
  • International Breaking Federation 
  • Toyakwai RU
  • WWII Combatives Research Group
  • Reality Based Personal Protection & Combatives
  • World Martial Arts Brotherhood 
  • Gutterfighters of America
  • Penchak Silat Players Brotherhood
  • International Combatives & Self-Defense Association

Why Choose Elite Street Lethal Combatives? 

We offer an elite and unique style of self-defense. When used correctly, you can destroy attackers in seconds even if they are armed with knives, bats, guns, and other weapons. Our style is based on the most effective secret and lethal techniques of the hand-to-hand combat systems of the world’s elite special forces.


Women, children, and professionals who are concerned about their safety will benefit much from our martial arts and self-defense seminars, workshops and classes. Our main instructor, Grandmaster Vitaliy, is very experienced in teaching his techniques to people of all skill levels. Furthermore, the style of training that we use is efficient so you can learn our self-defense system as quickly as possible.

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