About the Trainers:
The head instructor in Australia Tamir Carmi started Krav Maga Australia almost a decade ago after finishing his service in the Israeli Defence Force and receiving his qualification from the Wingate Institute as a Krav Maga Instructor.
Tamir started training at the age of 6 years old in a Mixed Martial Arts School called Shi Heun where he was awarded his black belt.
His trainer, Roy Faiga was an instructor, a fighter and an officer in the Israeli Special Forces called Sayeret Matcal and the techniques he had thought there have helped to shape the Krav Maga of today.
Tamir was competing in the National Championship of MMA while attending Shi Heun martial arts school, where he even won a gold medal at the age of 16. He was also a professional fighter and fought in Thailand, Israel and Australia in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), Kick Boxing and Muay Thai.
At the age of 18, he joined the Israeli Army and served as a Krav Maga Instructor for the North command.
Just before joining the army, Tamir worked for a company called ISATI (International Security and anti-terror Institute) where he taught security and armed forces from all around the world how to defend themselves and their surroundings from any violent scenario.
At the age of 21 Tamir finished his Krav Maga Instructor course at the Wingate Institute and received his official diploma from the Israeli National Institute of Sport.
After graduating, Tamir opened his own Krav Maga School in the north of Israel where he taught kids, teenagers and adults how to fight and defend themselves.
While teaching in his school, Tamir also started to teach Krav Maga to the police in Afula, a city in the north of Israel. In addition to his work with the police and his school he also prepared young Israelis to the Army by building their fitness and teaching them basic Krav Maga moves to help them join Special Forces in the Army.
In 2009 he came to Australia to teach this great art to others and opened his school of Krav Maga Australia. To this day, he is still teaching there as a head instructor kids from the age of 3 to adult of the age of 80.
Today Tamir is teaching self-defence to police officers in Victoria as well as in public and private schools for kids and teenagers. He is working closely with universities students, professors and private companies on occupational violence and situational awareness, teaching them correct behaviour at work and how to minimise risks of being a victim of physical violence.
Tamir is also running various Women self-defence courses and workshops both in his school and in private companies who wish to give their employees the ability to defend themselves.
Assistant Instructor – Frank
– Training over 5 years
– Certified Krav Maga instructor by the Wingate Institute
– Specializing in working with kids at all ages.
Assistant Instructor – Colin Laverty
– Over 20 years experience in martial arts, achieving black belt in multiple disciplines,
– Has trained in Shin Heun Krav Maga for more than 6 years and has his achieved his black belt.
– Certified Krav Maga instructor by the Wingate Institute.