Instructors

Glen – Senior Instructor

Glen has brown belts in both Kyokushin Karate and Ju-Jitsu. Glen’s interest however has always been with practical self defence and Glen found his path with Urban Krav Maga. Glen has been training and instructing in Krav Maga for over 10 years.

Rick – Instructor

Rick has studied a variety of styles including Muay Thai, Wing Chun and Karate, but was disheartened by their complexity and could not see their application on the street. Rick was looking for a reality based martial art for the street, based on both techniques and psychology and scenario based training. Fortunately Rick found Urban Krav Maga! Rick has been studying Urban Krav Maga for 7 years, and is passionate about getting the balance right between skill and psychology.

Lachy – Instructor

Lachy trained in Judo and Shinbudo (hybrid martial art) before finding Urban Krav Maga. Lachy was keen to move away from the traditional martial arts to a realistic and dynamic combat system for the street. Lachy’s focus is on training for attacks with multiple opponents, awareness, footwork and explosive power. Lachy has been training in Urban Krav Maga for 5 years, and also trains in Crossfit (a great complement to UKM).

Mick – Instructor

Mick fully appreciates the need for realistic training for combat, having been a member of the British Army’s Parachute Regiment and also an Australian Army Commando. In recent times he has tried his hand at many different styles of Martial Arts from Aikido to Wrestling, with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu a firm favourite.

However, like the other instructors here his journey has led him to focus on the practicalities of self defence, and he is a passionate believer and advocate of the ethos and philosophy of Urban Krav Maga. Mick has been training in Urban Krav Maga for 7 years.

Julian – Guest Senior Instructor

Julian has many years of self defence and martial arts experience and holds Advanced Civilian and Intermediate Security Instructor qualifications for Urban Krav Maga. Julian was personally accredited by Itay Gil, head of Protect – Israeli Security Solutions, based in Israel.

Julian believes that all systems that proclaim to teach self defence need to be progressive, sadly this is not the case. His vision is that any system claiming to be effective in self defence will have to include certain techniques and ways of training. This does not make him popular with much of the traditional Martial Arts community!

Instructor Qualifications

  • All unsupervised Instructors must have either a current National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) accreditation or National Defensive systems Instructor Accreditation Scheme (NIAS) accreditation.
  • All unsupervised Instructors are bound by the “Instructors Code of Ethics” of the Martial Arts Industry Association.
  • All unsupervised Instructors must have current WorkCover and approved Senior First Aid certification.
  • All unsupervised Instructors must have in place their own appropriate public liability and professional indemnity insurance, which indemnifies Urban Krav Maga.
  • All Instructors will be bound by this Code of Conduct and the National Code of Practise