I teach Krav Maga with a no nonsense approach. You will learn the tools necessary to defend yourself in a variety of situations and against a variety of different attackers...using ferocity and intensity that your attacker cannot match. You will learn footwork and movement, striking with hands, elbows, knees and kicks. Integral to the curriculum will also be defenses against chokes and grabs, bear hugs, take down attempts etc. Additionally, you will learn defenses against attackers with guns, knives, sticks and a variety of other weapons.
I’ve been training and teaching Krav Maga for nearly 5 years now. I have a Phase C Krav Maga coaching certification from Fit to Fight Krav Maga in North Carolin, coaching certification in Krav from Next Level in Denver and a Muay Thai coaching certification from Ajarn Buck Grant’s Muay Thai University. In addition to Krav I have been training in MMA and Jiu Jitsu for nearly 7 years.
I love the idea of providing people with solutions to potentially life threatening scenarios. What we do is not a sport, it’s life and death and you will learn how to react accordingly and without hesitation. I have taken students from zero experience and zero confidence in their ability to protect themselves to total badasses. There’s nothing more rewarding than hearing stories of my students defending themselves using their Krav Maga skills.
I'm not doing Krav as a work out (although it is one believe me!), I want to learn how to defend myself. Angelo has helped me feel safe and confident in situations where before I felt scared and powerless. He makes our sessions super fun and challenging so that I keep learning at a fast pace while solidifying what I've already learned.
Great instructor who's well-versed in Krav Maga, self defense, muay thai, and MMA style fighting. He builds the lessons at your pace, so you can feel confident in your skill level. He also lets you "beat him up" if you're advanced enough to get a good lick in, while at the same time not letting you have a false sense of your abilities. It's a good balance and a skill in and of itself for an effective coach to have. He's dedicated and committed to seeing his students improve and even cheers for you if you ever get in that rare, solid lick! I recommend him for anyone who is committed to learning and for those who want to advance their current skill level.
I like to start with an informal session that allows me to asses your current skill and fitness level as well as get a better understanding of your goals and specific needs. From that session I will create a curriculum specifically designed for you. After that I prefer to meet at least once a week to keep your new skills fresh and progressing through the curriculum. I can travel to you,for an additional fee, or we can meet at the gym where I teach group classes in central Denver.
7 years MMA and Jiu Jitsu training
5 years Krav Maga training and teaching
Phase C Krav Maga training certification from Fit to Fight
Krav Maga trainer certification from Next Level Krav Maga
Muay Thai coaching certification from Ajarn Buck Grant’s Muay Thai University
I charge $60 an hour for private lessons, semi-private lessons depend on number of students. Travel time could be extra for in-home lessons.
My coach approached me about coaching after about a year of training. He felt that my skill set and ability to work with a variety of people and personalities made me an excellent candidate.
I have worked with almost every type of student from people with martial arts backgrounds to people who have never thrown a punch in their lives. Men, women, kids...people who want to train for fun, for exercise and people who truly feel the need to defend themselves.
One of my students recently told a story about having been assaulted while walking home from school. A man approached her and without provocation grabbed her by the wrist. without hesitation she used a wrist release skill and delivered an open handed hook punch (bitch slap) to the side of his head, knocking him momentarily unconscious, and was able to walk away unharmed. That is what it’s all about and that makes me so proud.
The most important element is finding a coach who has the skill and knowledge to provide you with a personalized program that suits your needs and physical abilities. One size fits all is great in a group setting but a private lesson should be geared and designed for the individual in question. In additon to that a coach should have the ability to modify a program to keep up with the students improving skill set.
The most important question is “why do you want to learn this”. Is it for fun, for exercise or have you experienced an event that made you desire the ability to defend yourself? After that you should understand your own physical abilities and potential limitations to be sure that you are safe. Then ask yourself how much time you will dedicate to learning your new skills...not how much time you have but how much time you can make.