Our Krav Maga Academy Team

Not All Superheroes Need to Wear Masks


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, Andrzej Marczak, Joe Ambrosino, Tomasz Adamczyk, Amnon Darsa, and Zeev Cohen to name a few. After founding the Krav Maga Academy in 2013, he’s been living and breathing Krav Maga everyday teaching civilians, military, special forces law enforcement units and corporate clients worldwide.

Qualifications:

  • Krav Maga Instructor: Expert Level 2
  • Combat Firearms Instructor
  • Close Protection Operative
  • Krav Maga Kids and Teen Instructor
  • BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Conflict Management
  • BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Self Defence Instruction
  • Member of European Security Centre

Picture of kids instructor and co-founder of Krav Maga Self Defence Academy, Karolina.

Karolina Sega-Fajecka | Co-Founder | Operations Director | Fitness Instructor

The brains behind the business, Karolina makes things happen. As Co-founder and Operations Director of the Academy, she keeps our Instructors in check ,Krav Gear shop in stock and runs weekly fitness sessions including Fit to Fit and Core Blast.

Qualifications:

  • Krav Maga Kids Instructor
  • Krav Maga Practitioner 1
  • BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Self Defence Instruction
  • QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)
  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

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Delphine Craig | Martial Arts Kids Chief Instructor

Our much-loved Kids Krav Maga instructor Delphine has been enriching and empowering young children in Kent since January 2015. Delphine is one of the first Academy members and plays vital role in both Adults and Children development programs. She is a keen aviation fan and also enjoys photography.

Qualifications:

  • Krav Maga Instructor, Graduate Level 5
  • 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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Richard McCort

Richard always enjoyed keeping fit and sports, having dabbled in several martial arts including Krav Maga . We're honoured that he has continued his journey with us and joined the Academy Team teaching adults in 2017.

Qualifications:

  • Krav Maga Instructor, Graduate Level 2
  • BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Self Defence Instruction
  • Tactical shooting course Level 1

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Christian Jefferys

Coming from a kickboxing background, Christian turned to Krav Maga in 2015 and found himself drawn to the system’s simplicity and effectiveness in dealing with modern day threats. After qualifying as an instructor in 2017, he now teaches at the Academy HQ.

Qualifications:

  • Krav Maga Instructor, Graduate Level 1
  • BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Self Defence Instruction
  • Tactical shooting course Level 1

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Dan Maloney

In 2016 Dan arranged for him and the other half to attend a trial class and from that first session he was hooked. That first session at Academy was a real eye opener. He fell in love with Krav Maga for its simplicity and effectiveness. It wouldn’t be long until Dan progressed through Academy ranks and been selected on Instructor Development program he successfully completed in late 2018.

Qualifications:

  • Krav Maga Instructor, Graduate Level 1
  • Krav Maga Kids Instructor

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Steve Jones

Steve initially began practising martial arts training in Judo, and then going on to train and compete in Tae Kwon Do and Muay Thai Boxing. In 1999 Steve joined the British Army and proudly served in the Royal Engineers as a Corporal for 8 years. Serving all over the world Steve maintained a high level of fitness and was afforded the opportunity to train in several sports including Boxing and Powerlifting. He joined our coaching team in late 2018 after successfully completing Instructor Development program.

Qualifications:

  • Krav Maga Instructor, Graduate Level 1

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Simon Beasley

People seem to go to Krav for all different reasons; his were to get fit and to learn how to protect his family if he ever had to. He likes to describe himself as a pure Krav Maga fanatic. We are very lucky to have Simon supporting our coaching team.

Qualifications:

  • Krav Maga Assistant Instructor, Practitioner Level 5

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Stephen Underwood

Stephen’s background is Aikido where he aims to reach rank of a second dan in early 2019. He started his journey in Krav Maga in 2015 and successfully completed Instructor Program in late 2018.

Qualifications:

  • Krav Maga Instructor, Graduate Level 1
  • Krav Maga Kids Instructor

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Basia Ogrodnik

Basia creates the beautiful imagery you see across our website and social media platforms. Specialising in graphic design, Basia is a creative genius and we're incredibly lucky to have her on board.

Qualifications:

  • Graduated from Warsaw School of Arts
  • Passionate photographer

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Kirstie Loft

Kirstie is the newest member of our Academy team, joining us in January 2019 to teach Kids Martial Arts classes and provide support to the Medway HQ. She started training in Krav Maga in early 2018 but brings years of Martial Arts experience including competing at a national level and instructing kids classes in Taekwondo.

Qualifications:

  • Krav Maga Practitioner Level 1
  • 2nd Dan black belt in Taekwondo
  • 2nd Dan black belt in Kaizendo
  • Kids Martial Arts Instructor