Rise Above Self-Protection Trainging
I pride myself on focusing on the fundamentals of empty hand self defense or firearm training. I make sure the students are confident in the skills I teach them. Taking the time to make sure they feel good about what they learned before moving on to the next skill.
I enjoy watching people walk into training that are nervous, shy, and intimated in the beginning. Then leave their first class with pride and confidence that they can actually learn how to protect themselves and their loved ones. I enjoy this feeling with the empty hand self defense and the firearm training.
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I focus on the fundamentals of fighting (movement, striking, counter attacks etc..). I also incorparate escapes, disarms, and mindset to counter violence.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Blackbelt in Krav Maga
NRA certificated firearm instructor
Muay Thai, boxing, Tae Kwon Do, karate ,jiu-jitsu background
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$60 an hour for private lesson per person (price drop for multiple people /classes and/groups)
How did you get started teaching?
I have been a firearm instructor for over 20 years (firearm instructor in the U.S. Navy). Started teaching Krav Maga 3 years ago.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have taught students from 10 years old up to 67 years old.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I enjoy teaching in parks. Makes for a fun and safe environment.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Do your research on what you want to learn and make sure the teacher is capable of teaching what you want to learn.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Why I am learning this? (Ex. Fitness, fun, Self-defense etc...)