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 certified personal fitness trainer to compliment her Krav Maga training. This has influenced her unique style of teaching Krav Maga in a straight forward approach by integrating the mental and physical aspects that are also involved with learning self defense and fighting. While searching for a means of self-defense, she came across Krav Maga and loved the practicality the system teaches for living in a modern day world. She soon excelled in the system and began sparring in fight classes to broaden her skills. This piqued her interest in fighting as a sport, and she also began training in boxing. She has been intensively training in Krav Maga since 2002.