Kaustav Sehgal is the Founder and Head Instructor (Civilian & Law Enforcement Krav Maga) at Contact Combat India. He has taught self defense and unarmed combat to military, security professionals, law enforcement and civilians across India. Kaustav’s tryst with martial arts began at an early age with a black belt in Taekwondo. However, neither his belt nor his subsequent training in competitive MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) would help him during a street fight where he was stabbed and severely wounded by a completely untrained attacker. Humiliated and angry, he realized true self defense has nothing to do with “martial arts“.
This realization fueled his search for realistic self defense techniques that culminated with his discovery of Krav Maga, - the Contact Combat system of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Since then, Kaustav has trained under some of the world’s leading Krav Maga experts including Amnon Darsa, Vikram Kapoor, Avi Moyal, Avshalom Dahan and Eyal Yanilov. He is one of few instructors who can trace the lineage of his training directly back to Imi Lichtenfeld,the founder of Krav Maga.
Kaustav was also featured in “Get Fit with Rocky & Mayur”, an NDTV Goodtimes initiative incorporating Krav Maga in fitness routines. He was also featured in Women’s Health Magazine as an Expert Krav Maga Instructor.