Directors

Danny Zelig

Danny Zelig is a premier self defense expert and instructor. He is a 2nd generation Israeli Krav Maga instructor of Imi Lichtenfeld, certified directly by Imi’s most senior disciple and Head of the Rank Committee. He has been practicing and … Continued

Alexandra Lowe

Alexandra is Graduate-level certified Krav Maga instructor and is the Site Director of KMI Oakland. She holds a B.S. in exercise physiology with a minor in nutrition, and is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist. Alexandra’s combined experience as a personal … Continued

Rose Valentine

A bay area native, Rose joined KMI in 2011. She became instantly hooked and began training extensively under Danny Zelig, Jeremy Brown, and Deanna Perez. After testing up to P4 she then continued training in Krav Maga until she had … Continued

Flavio Meier

Flavio Meier is a three-time World champion and two-time Pan American champion who was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Flavio started martial arts very early in life: First Judo at age 6, then Tae KwonDo at 10 … Continued

Christopher Martinez

Chris M. has been a student at Tactica – Krav Maga Institute since 2013, where he studied weight training with kettlebell instructor Chris Brown. In 2015 Chris completed the Orange Kettlebell Club (OKC) instructor certification course co-taught by Denis Vasilev. … Continued

Martin Frigaard

Martin Frigaard earned a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and M.A. in Kinesiology from California State University, Chico.  He instructed university-level courses on exercise science and principles of strength and conditioning. Martin has taught dozens of students the foundations for safe … Continued

Micha Hershman

Micha is a graduate-level certified Krav Maga instructor with a passion for practical, simple and no-nonsense self-defense solutions. He is available for private and group training sessions (fitness or Krav Maga) at our San Francisco location.

Nina Shirazi

Nina is one of the few high rank female Krav Maga Instructors in the United States to be certified by the International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF). Nina earned a B.A. degree and a M.A. degree in Psychology, and became a … Continued

Opher Har-El

Opher Har-El has over 30 years of experience in Krav Maga, after beginning his training in 1983 under Eli Avikazar in Netanya, Israel. He continued his training throughout his extensive military service in the Israel Defense Forces. Opher’s experience of … Continued

Sam Mazaheri

Sam has over 10 years of martial arts experience and began practicing Krav Maga in 2015. He is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has trained in Eskrima, Hapkido, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Sam became interested in Krav Maga after … Continued

Thomas Wai

Thomas appreciates and enjoys the practicality, simplicity, and effectiveness of Krav Maga and has been a Krav Maga practitioner for over 5 years. Thomas previously trained in other martial arts, including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai, and brings this … Continued

Travis Grusecki

Travis has been part of the Tactica Krav Maga Instructor family since 2015, and has dedicated himself to improving technique and instructor skill. Travis enjoys the simplicity and directness of the Krav Maga approach and leads Krav Maga and Fitness … Continued

Arnold Dinong

Arnold Dinong, born and raised in Hawai’i, has been boxing since he was 8 years old. In 2014, he moved up to the Bay Area to pursue his dreams of becoming a professional boxer; winning his pro debut fight in … Continued

Brian Wang

Brian Wang is a full time firearms and armed self-defense instructor who resides in the San Francisco bay area. He offers students not only a high degree of technical expertise in weapons handling, but also a decade of professional experience in … Continued

Bruno Escalante

Bruno Escalante was born in Cebu, Philippines and raised in Hawaii. He started competing in 2003 as an amateur in Hawaii then moved to California in 2009 to make the jump to professional boxing. He began his professional boxing career … Continued

Christian Luxton

Christian is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Sergio Silva and has been training since 2006. Prior to his BJJ training, Christian studied several systems of Chinese Kung Fu including Wing Chun and Tai Chi. He has also … Continued

Jennifer Nelson, DC

Jennifer Nelson, DC graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in March 2016 after receiving her bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University in Biology. Prior to attending chiropractic school, Jen spent four years training as a physical therapy aid … Continued

Kfir Cohen

Kfir Cohen is a respected high level firearms and counter terror instructor at security contractor firms throughout Israel. Kfir is a certified shooting instructor from the Ministry of the Interior of Israel with extensive experience teaching and training shooting and … Continued

Mikey Gonzalez

Mikey Gonzalez, A.K.A “Mikey Rolls” is a San Jose Native who represents the city perfectly, and is a stand-out in the martial arts community. Mikey’s background in Competitive Mixed Martial Arts lands itself well to teaching people of various backgrounds to … Continued

Vitaliy Sholokhov

Sports has been a huge part all of my life, I was a competitive wrestler in my younger years and earned multiple first-place diplomas in my hometown. Later on, I studied power weightlifting with an Olympic trainer, who produced Olympic champions for … Continued