Paul Hakim


Paul Hakim
President & Education Director

Paul has been practicing karate for over 45 years, representing Australia and Israel in 10 World Championships, winning a Bronze medal in World Karate Championship and Gold in Europe.

A 7th Dan Black Belt in Shotokan karate, Paul has been involved with Budo For Peace since its early days, both as a board member and a karate instructor in his dojo in Ra’anana.

Australian born, Paul has taken his passion for the beach and the Australian Surf Life Saving culture and brought the iconic Nippers program to Israel and teaching skills learned while training to become a certified silver-medallion from Coogee. 

Paul is a licensed tour guide and teacher in Israel, he lives in Ra’anana with his wife and two daughters, who also practice karate.