Dave Friedman

The head instructor in Australia, Dave Friedman, has been teaching Krav Maga and self-defence for over 20 years. Dave is a certified Krav Maga instructor under 3 different international Krav Maga federations.

Dave started training in Judo from the age of 6 and went on to represent his state at 3 South African national championships before taking up training in Krav Maga and Muay Thai, which he also competed in.

Dave has a professional history in high level security operations. Together with growing up in a high crime society, Dave uses his experience and training to teach practical, effective and easy to implement techniques for street based self-defence.  Added to this Dave has significant knowledge of the mental, psychological and legal aspects for civilian and security industry based self-defence and uses this to provide his students with all the tools needed for self-protection.

Dave is passionate about passing on his knowledge to build confidence in his students in their ability to protect themselves. This includes the knowledge and tools to avoid and prevent ever having the need to use physical means to achieve personal protection. Dave is a strong believer in the difference between wanting to fight and knowing how to fight for self defence purposes only.

Today Dave is teaching self-defence and personal protection in public and private schools to kids of all ages as well as to private companies who truly believe in the safety of their staff. These sessions focus on making safer decisions, increasing levels of situational awareness and learning self-defence techniques in accordance with Daves’ model of personal protection of Avoidance – Prevention – Effective Escape.

Dave also runs various Women self-defence courses and workshops  at the Krav Maga Australia gym and in private companies who wish to give their employees the ability and confidence to defend themselves.

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Assistant Instructors

Colin L

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.

Chris

Assistant Instructor – Chris

– Over 20 years experience in martial arts, including Muay Thai and karate.
– 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.

Frank

Assistant Instructor – Frank

– Training over 5 years
– Certified Krav Maga instructor by the Wingate Institute
– Specializing in working with kids at all ages.