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Our Instructors

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Meet our head Krav Maga Instructor
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Dave is Tip of Spear's Training Director, head Krav Maga instructor, and the IKMF Regional Director for Western Canada. He has been working in a wide variety of security and protection careers for over 30 years. After exploring almost every martial art available over the past 40 years to find ways to help him stay safe on the job, he discovered IKMF Krav Maga and truly believes it is the most effective system of defence available. Dave is level G3 and has been teaching Krav Maga for many years. His students appreciate his humble instructional style and how he explains the mental and physical strategies to stay safe in different real-world situations. Read why Dave practices Krav Maga!

Meet our Krav Maga Instructor & Program Admin
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Andrea began training in Krav Maga with Dave in 2016 after doing research on effective self-defence systems. She wanted to pick a system that would help her stay safe in the real world (not just on the mat), that she could train in on a regular basis to build muscle memory. She quickly fell in love with not just the physical challenge but the mental challenge of Krav Maga. It has given her a way to grow her confidence in herself and her abilities, on and off the mat. She's truly grateful to Dave for his wisdom and experience! When an opportunity came up to become an instructor, she rose to the challenge even though it was wildly uncomfortable for her. Andrea is a certified instructor and at a level G2. She is passionate about learning to empower others to be their best selves. Read about Andrea's journey of struggling with the idea of defending herself.

Meet our Krav Maga Instructor
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Leah started training in 2017 in order to face and overcome abuse she faced as a young person. She wanted to empower herself to no longer be a victim but a victor in her own life. Leah is a teacher by day and also loves teaching Krav Maga in the evenings. She knows her material better than anyone and is an inspiration for all women who want to overcome their circumstances. Leah is a certified instructor and at a level G1, and has a heart of gold. She continues to fiercely overcome any and all obstacles for the benefit of all.

Meet our Krav Maga Instructor

Claire began training in Krav Maga at Tip of Spear when she was only 17 years old. Initially encouraged to take self-defence training from her parents due to the large amount of travelling she was doing, Claire quickly fell in love with the real world application and physical and mental challenge that it provides. She loves doing hard, uncomfortable things because she knows it's the path of growth. She owes all her skills and knowledge to Dave! She decided to become an instructor as she knew the experience would grow her, and she loves teaching and sharing what she's learned. Claire is away for a year studying but will be back in 2023.

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