Co-Director of Guardian Defence, AJ heads up Guardian Krav Maga as Chief Instructor, using his many years of experience to guide and formulate the system and syllabus.
Motivated by seeing his friend attacked, AJ started his martial arts journey in 2000, firstly learning Taekwondo (World Taekwondo Federation), and then going on to study Kobudo (Okinawa International Kobudo Australia). He started assisting with classes in 2002, went on to attain a First Degree Black Belt in both styles, and began teaching both at the Academy of Martial Arts in Sydney from 2004.
His interest and study of Krav Maga began in 2002, and he went on to become certified as an Advanced Civilian Krav Maga Instructor by Prof. Itay Gil of Protect Krav Maga in 2006. He has since gone on to be certified as Krav Maga Chief Instructor by Tactical Krav Maga, Krav Maga Practical Instructor by Wingate Institute (Israel), Youth Krav Maga Instructor by Combat Krav Maga, Floro Fighting Systems Instructor by Raymond Floro, (Floro Fighting Systems).
AJ continues his association with Prof Gil (former Chief Instructor of the Israeli counter terror and hostage rescue unit YAMAM) and has also trained with the likes of: Roy Faiga (Shi-Heun Krav Maga, Wingate Institute); Avi Abeceedon (10 Dan Degree, K.A.M.I - Israeli Krav Magen Assoc.); Ran Nakash (former Chief Commander of Krav Maga Instructional Unit within the Israeli Defence Force (IDF)); Danny Netzer (Chief Commander of the Krav Maga Instruction Unit, IDF); Itay Danenberg (KMI), John Whitman (Krav Maga Alliance); Roy Elghanayan (Krav Maga LA); Lior Offenbach (Combat Krav Maga); Ray Floro (Floro Fighting Systems); Richard Dimitri (SAFE International, Senshido); Chris Roberts (SAFE International); Dave Pauli (ISR Matrix).
He is also a certified Personal Trainer and has being called upon many times, as an expert in self-defence for national print publications, television and radio.
When faced with a firearms threat against our life, would you be confident in your defence? Learn innovative, highly effective techniques that work under the full duress of an actual threat on your life.
Weather you are beginner or a high level professional in your field, you will gain invaluable life saving skills in the self-defence style Krav Maga. Krav Maga is regarded at one of the most effective hand-to-hand combat systems in the world. Not relying on the strength of the defender, it is highly effective for both women and men and can be used to shut down an attack in the minimum time, allowing for a fast escape.
These workshops will give you the skills and confidence to deal with attacks of every level. Open to civilians, law enforcement and military. You do not want to miss this training event. Places are limited and are sure to fill quickly.
Member's Discount will be applied at checkout (Limited 10%, Unlimited 15%)
Weather you are attacked empty-hand or with a weapon, your ability to re-direct or block these incoming, life threatening attacks will determine if you live to fight another day.
This training event will outline the simple yet effective skills set you will need to deal with these attacks.
No experience necessary. Moderate level fitness is beneficial, however you can train at your level.
GD Students looking to attain or consolidate skills for Green & Blue Rank are encouraged to attend.
Member's Discount will be applied at checkout. (Limited - 10%, Unlimited 15%)
Protective gear will be required (minimum forearm guards, shin guards, mouth guard, groin guard, headgear with face grill). Please bring it along if you own it. If you do not own any, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know, as we do have some that you can borrow.