Our Krav Maga Academy Team

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Instructor Team

This is our Krav Maga Academy team. Our instructors and behind the scenes team keep our academy a fun and fast-paced place to be and you will meet them all:

Picture of adult instructor and founder of Krav Maga Self Defence Academy, Piotr.

Piotr Fajecki | Founder & Director of Training

The man who started it all - Piotr began training Krav Maga in 2008. Throughout his journey, he has trained in the greatest Krav Maga Organisations across the globe and has been taught by the world’s elite including Eyal Yanilov, Joe Ambrosino, Tomasz Adamczyk, Amnon Darsa and Andrzej Marczak to name a few. After founding the Krav Maga Academy in 2013, he’s been living and breathing Krav Maga everyday teaching civilians, military and corporate clients.

Qualifications:

  • Krav Maga Instructor: Expert Level 1
  • Krav Maga Kids and Teen Instructor
  • BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Conflict Management
  • BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Self Defence Instruction
  • Sport & Combat Firearms Instructor by Polish Ministry of Education & Internal Affairs (EU Approved)

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Karolina Sega-Fajecka | Founder & Operations Director

The brains behind the business, Karolina makes things happen. As Co-founder and Operations Director of the Academy, she keeps our Instructors in check, our Krav Gear shop in stock and our Krav Maga Kids classes full of fun - because she's a qualified Kids Instructor too!

Qualifications:

  • Krav Maga Kids Instructor
  • BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Self Defence Instruction
  • QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)

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Jai Frost | Headquarters Coordinator

Jai is at the heart of the Academy HQ. From maintenance to party planner, counsellor and friend, she’s the warm welcome that fills our headquarters with that family feel and oversees the daily running of the Academy that keeps it running smoothly.

Qualifications:

  • Qualification BTEC Level 3 Award in Self Defence Instruction

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Dan Evans | Chief Instructor

Dan started his martial arts training at an early age with Karate and Judo. He began training in Krav Maga in 2013 and instantly fell in love with the system. Since successfully completing his Instructor course, Dan continues to train intensely and is responsible for the ever-growing Ashford, Dover and Folkestone branches.

Qualifications:

  • Krav Maga Instructor, Graduate 4
  • BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Conflict Management
  • BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Self Defence Instruction
  • Tactical Shooting Course Level 2

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Delphine Craig | Chief Kids Instructor

Our much-loved Kids Krav Maga instructor Delphine has been enriching and empowering young children in Kent since January 2015. Delphine is a keen aviation fan and also enjoys photography.

Qualifications:

  • Krav Maga Instructor, Graduate 3
  • BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Conflict Management
  • BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Self Defence Instruction
  • Tactical shooting course Level 1
  • QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)

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Carl Coomber | Education Director & Instructor

From a martial arts background, Carl studied Karate for 4 years prior to joining Krav Maga Academy. Running weekly Krav Maga classes to the residents of Canterbury. Most recently, he has qualified in a variety of specialised roles and is continuing to expand his knowledge in the security industry.

Qualifications:

  • Krav Maga Instructor, Graduate 3
  • BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Conflict Management
  • BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Self Defence Instruction
  • Tactical shooting course Level 1
  • QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)
  • BTEC Level 3 Advanced ERB Handcuff, Softcuff and Physical Restrain Instructor
  • BTEC Level 3 Advanced Security and Protective Driving (Including RoSPA Gold Standard)
  • SIA Close Protection Operative

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Isabel Bernardo Goncalves Oliveira Silva | Kids Instructor

Isabel is currently studying as a PHD student at the University of Kent. Inbetween groundbreaking research, she's training hard and playing hard in our Martial Arts Kids class.

Qualifications:

  • Krav Maga Practitioner Level 4 - Kids Instructor
  • BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Self Defence Instruction

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Ed Demencovs | Instructor

Ed joined the Academy in 2013, he was selected for the Instructor Course Programme in 2015. Since then, Ed has been leading classes in our Gravesend and Dartford branches. Outside of Krav Maga, he's keen Hockey player and loves to play guitar in his spare time.

Qualifications:

  • Krav Maga Instructor - Graduate Level 3
  • BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Conflict Management
  • BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Self Defence Instruction
  • Tactical Shooting Level 1

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Matthew Grimshaw | Personal Trainer

As a competitive athlete, Matthew puts 100% into every sport he tries. And he'll do the same working with you to achieve your physical goals. With a strategy to ensure you're always progressing and exceeding your potential, you can join Matt in his weekly Fight to Fit Classes.

Qualifications:

  • Reps Level 3 Central YMCA Qualification in Personal Training
  • Reps Level 2 Central YMCA Qualification in Gym Instructing

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Lindsey | Personal Trainer

A keen CrossFit fanatic, Lindsey loves the challenge of testing her limits to train harder, faster and stronger. Not just in herself but, the people she trains with also. From CrossFit, she found her passion in fitness, nutritional insight and personal training. If she’s not at the Academy, you could find her on the slopes or on the track.