ABOUT KRAV MAGA
Krav Maga is a self-defense system developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and preferred by U.S. Military and Law Enforcement agencies. Krav Maga consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from Aikido, Judo, Muay Thai, Boxing, and Jiu-Jitsu, along with realistic fight training including weapons (stick, knife, and gun) and multiple attackers. Krav Maga is simplistic and instinct-derived, known for its focus on real-world situations and its extreme efficiency and brutal counter-attacks. It was derived from street-fighting skills developed by Hungarian-Israeli martial artist Imi Lichtenfeld.
ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR'S
Michael Williams, Lead Instructor
Michael Williams is a Level 6 (Black Belt) Krav Maga instructor with certifications from both Krav Maga Alliance and Krav Maga Wordwide. With over 35 years of martial arts experience, he also holds rank as an Instructor in Eskrima\Kali\Panantukan (Filipino Boxing), with Black Belts in Tae-Kwon-Do and Aikido.
Michael is a retired Emergency Medical Technician and Firefighter with the Houston Fire Dept. He holds a BS in Fitness and Human Performance, is a certified personal fitness trainer, and a certified Fear and Adrenal Stress Training (F.A.S.T) Coach.
Daniel Sartain, Lead Instructor
Dan works as a Senior IT Network Engineer with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and enjoys spending his free time with his family.
Dan is a Level 5 (Brown Belt) practioner, Krav Maga Alliance Certified Level 2 Instructor, and StrikeFit Instructor. Dan also has a background in Tae-Kwon-Do, Kokondo Karate and Jukido Jujitsu. He has been fortunate enough to train with many different instructors from different organizations, not made from the same cookie cutter. Each of them bringing their own perspective, helping him shape his own.
Dan started training Krav Maga in 2006, where he found it to be a fun way to get fit while serving a dual purpose activity that delivers a valuable skill set (protect myself, loved ones and others).
"I want to be able to help others live life full of confidence and at peace. I love being a part of the change that happens in a student's personality, as Krav Maga instills the confidence and never quit attitude in them (both in and outside the gym)." - Dan Sartain
Joseph Pete, Lead Instructor
Joe found Krav Maga in 2014 while searching for a fun way to add cardio to his weight-training routine. He was so impressed by the system after the intro class that he signed up right away and began training several days a week. Joe spent some time with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai so he was not a stranger to striking and ground-work, but those systems aren't specifically for self-defense.
Joe became a Krav Maga instructor as a personal development goal, but quickly realized how much he enjoyed teaching people the tools to protect themselves and their loved ones. He is a certified Level 1 instructor for Krav Maga Worldwide and earned his Level 2 certification with Krav Maga Alliance in 2019.
When he's not teaching or training for his Black Belt and Level 3 teaching certification, Joe is a proud father and a Director in the Process and Technology practice at an energy consulting firm.
Terron Stevens, Instructor
Terron is a University of Houston Alumni with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology: Exercise Science and works as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.
Terron is a Krav Maga Alliance Certified Level 2 Instructor, Escirma/Kali and MMA instructor. He's directly trained under several world renowned instructors and gurus, and has an extensive background in various martial styles including Filipino Martial Arts: Kali, Eskrima and Panantukan (Filipino Boxing), Muay Thai, Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Grappling, Silat and Fire Arms. He has also over 13 years as a fitness instructor and personal trainer. Terron also brings his competitive experience in Mixed Martial Arts and Houston Stick Fighting Association
"Through my journey as a martial artist, I see Krav Maga as being the bridge from everyday situational awareness to real world tactical training for all people. Everyone deserves the right to walk in peace." - Terron Stevens
Parker Grimsby, Instructor
Parker Grimsby is a Krav Maga Worldwide Certified Level 2 Instructor, Krav Maga Alliance StrikeFit , and Young Warriors Certified Instructor. Parker has been a passionate Krav Maga practitioner for the past 11 years. and has been a Krav Maga instructor for the past 4 years. He is also a certified 9Round kickboxing fitness trainer.
He is a proud father of an amazing 20 year old son named Tyler. Parker is a definite people person that comes from a long background in sales .
Parker is available for both Krav Maga individual lessons for both kids and adults as well as personal training to accomplish fitness goals.
Brian del Castillo, Instructor
Brian is Krav Maga Alliance Certified Level 1 and StrikeFit Instructor and leads those classes at the Level 6 Bellaire location. Brian is also NASM Certified Personal Trainer with specializations in Fitness Nutrition and performance enhancement.
“Krav Maga changed the way I look at life. I originally started training to learn a new skill that I was fascinated with. It turned into an obsession with fitness and self-discipline. I have more confidence, feel better physically and mentally, and am not easily intimidated. I’ve been fortunate enough to learn from some fantastic instructors and my plan is to continue on this path to see how far it can take me.”
Brian also provides personal training services through his private company, Baby Bull Fitness. When he is not training, instructing, or practicing he is a proud and involved father of three very energetic boys.
Chinh Doan, Instructor
Chinh grew up in Houston his entire life and received his Bachelors of Business in Accounting & Finance from the University of Houston. He has spent his career working in the natural gas industry and currently works in commercial operations for a private energy firm.
Chinh is currently a Level 5 (Brown Belt) practioner, and Krav Maga Alliance Certified Level 2 Instructor. At the age of 8 he began practicing traditional martial arts in Vietnamese Kung Fu. His martial arts experience includes Vovinam, Muay Thai, Kali, and of course Krav Maga. A friend introduced Chinh to Krav Maga in 2008 as a modern self defense system that was more applicable for modern combat needs. The concept of being able to overcome threats from weapons and multiple attackers had him sold because this is where traditional martial arts lacked.
As his passion for Krav Maga grew, he took it upon himself to visit different Krav Maga studios in different cities that he visited. He felt that it was interesting to learn how each school had its own unique way of teaching certain techniques but a few things remained key! Identify the threat, counter attack, control, finish, aggression, and physical fitness.
“Krav Maga isn’t just kicking people in the groin, gouging someone’s eyes out, and fighting. Krav Maga is a great tool for personal and career development. You can take from it what you want.” – Chinh Doan