Chris Torres was instrumental in founding and developing Krav Maga Academy’s curriculum and programs. He is a seasoned Krav Maga instructor with over a decade of teaching experience. He is one of the most experienced Krav Maga instructors in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Chris is passionate about self-defense and firmly believes in the idea that the ability to defend oneself is necessary in order for a person to be considered “fit”. Because of this Chris focuses a significant potion of his training on developing the tools to transfer knowledge most efficiently to his students. Chris is a Krav Maga Worldwide Certified Black Belt, 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt, 2011 WKA MMA World Champion, and a Certified Natural Trainer (MBG).
Nick is a senior instructor at Krav Maga Academy. He holds a 2nd degree black belt in Krav Maga, a 1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and a 1st degree black belt in Sanuces Ryu Jiu Jitsu. Nick has over 200 hours of teaching time with large groups and individuals. He actively teaches courses to law enforcement, federal agents, security forces, the military and other professionals. He has a BS in Chemistry and Biology from the University of New Mexico and a Master’s Degree in Terrorism and Security Policy (Justice, Law and Criminology) from the American University. For a full biography please see LinkedIn
KMA instructor Joshua Freeman is an Mixed Martial Arts Fighter from Washington DC. Joshua shares his specialties in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Judo. Muay Thai is an art that utilizes vicious elbow and knee strikes as well as controlling an opponent in “the clinch”.
Josh is currently ranked : #1 in the Nation at Naga, #1 ranked in nation at CopaNova, #3 In the Nation for No Gi at NAGA, and has 4 wins and 0 losses as a professional cage fighter. Joshua’s stamina, explosive power and “no quit” attitude is the perfect addition to the KMA lineup.
KMA Instructor Alex Frontanilla is a certified Boxing Instructor. He is passionate about Fitness and Self-Defense. He has trained in Boxing, Close Quarters Combat and Defense Tactics since 2007. Before joining KMA as an instructor he worked for Title Boxing for several years. Alex is also a certified “World Class Swim Instructor”. Alex has an enthusiasm for teaching that makes his classes fun and exciting and helps his students achieves their goals.
KMA Instructor Ivan Arsic is a competitive European Kickboxer. He competed for 7 years and is a certified senior trainer in Kickboxing: K1, Low-Kick and Full Contact. He has teaching certifications from several leading international boxing and kickboxing organizations. Ivan has competed in 58 matches (42 wins – 16 losses) and was a multi-discipline champion in Serbia in Low Kick, Full Contact and K1. In 2009 Ivan won the Balkans Championship in Low-Kick and placed third in the World Cup. Several of his students have also won significant European and Asian Championships. He is a dynamic and powerful addition to Krav Maga Academy!
KMA Senior Instructor Rebecca Oliver is Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork by the NCBTMB, RYT200 with over 2,000 hours of teaching since graduating from Yoga Alliance (YA). She teaches: Flow Yoga, Alignment-Oriented Yoga, Fitness Yoga, Spiritually-Oriented Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga and Specialty Yoga.
She is one of the most experienced teachers in Northern, Virginia having taught Yoga since 1997. She is also an Equine Sports Massage Therapist, Registered Polarity Practitioner, Certified Lypossage Therapist, Virginia State Licensed Massage Therapist in private practice since 1992, and is the Owner/Founder of Prince William Massage Therapy and Hoslistic Center.
Rebecca is Registered with Yoga Alliance and has an approved and active Registered Yoga School. She is passionate about teaching Yoga and helping her students derive benefits from their Yoga practice! She helps provide KMA students with a holistic approach to their health and training!