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 teaching Krav Maga to civilians, military, and law enforcement since 1983. Danny began his lifelong […]

Carl Schneider

Carl started training at the Krav Maga Institute in 2012 and quickly became avid about its core emphasis on function, expediency, and simplicity:  “the solution must be simpler than the problem.”  He is graduate level certified instructor and has been teaching group and private lessons since 2014. Carl holds a BSW and an MA in […]

Emily Nguyen

Frances Lleva

Frances is a certified Krav Maga instructor based in Santa Clara and believes in Krav Maga’s simple and practical approach to real life scenarios. Frances is passionate about helping develop proper technique and a strong fighting mentality in her students. She has taught children, women, and coed classes. Frances is available for regular group classes […]

Jeff Pung

Born and raised in San Francisco, Jeff understands the complexities of living in an ever-changing, turbulent city. He joined the Tactica family in 2016 and immediately fell in love with Krav Maga’s efficiency and simplicity, as well as its various mental benefits that one can instill in everyday life, such as determination and stress management. […]

Matt Donarski

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.

Miki Izo

Moses Rickett

Moses L. Rickett is a United States Army veteran who has been training Krav Maga for 10 years. Moses is available for personal and group classes and training, children and youth classes, workshops, and team building.

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 learning, practicing, and teaching Israeli Krav Maga as well as his first hand experience in […]

Rebecca Storey

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 considering its practical, real-world self-defense applications; namely, defense against weapons and multiple attackers. In his […]

Sydney Lizarazo

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 experience to his training. Thomas joined the team in 2013 and studied under Danny Zelig […]

Tom Powell

Tom Powell is a passionate martial arts enthusiast who was born in Monroe Louisiana that has been with Tactica Krav Maga for about three years. He has acquired a background in the United States Army in the infantry for six years along with three years of MMA training. Tom has two daughters Emily and Britney […]

Tosca Necoechea

In 2014 after having her first baby, Tosca walked into a Krav gym, got tackled, and immediately recognized the place as home. To her, Krav is both a highly practical self defense system and a metaphorical sandbox for personal transformation, both physically and mentally. In addition to Krav, she studies dance, Yoga, Escrima, Jujitsu, and […]

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 classes at our Tactica Santa Clara HQ location. Travis has evolved from a practitioner-student to […]

Kfir Cohen

Kfir Cohen is a respected high-level firearm 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 counter-terrorism units. He was a Combat, Anti-Terror, Krav Maga, and Shooting Instructor for the Israeli Military Industry. […]