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Our Instruction Team

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Meet our Training Director & head Krav Maga Instructor
DAVE

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 protection services careers for over 35 years and has been in countless altercations himself so he truly understands the nature of violence. 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 found what he was looking for. Dave is level G4 and has been teaching Krav Maga for over a decade. 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!

 

Dave is certified in the following IKMF courses:

  • Civilian Instructor Course (CIC)

  • VIP (Very Important Person) Protection Silver

  • Adaptive Instructor Course (AIC)

  • Women's Instructor Course (WIC)

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Meet our Program Admin & Krav Maga Instructor
ANDREA

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 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.

Andrea is certified in the following IKMF courses:

  • Civilian Instructor Course (CIC)

  • Women's Instructor Course (WIC)

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Meet our Krav Maga Instructor
LEAH

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. She is our resident expert in working with trauma-based and LGBTQIA+ communities. Leah is a certified instructor and at level G1, She continues to fiercely overcome any and all obstacles for the benefit of all, and has a heart of gold.

Leah is certified in the following IKMF courses:

  • Civilian Instructor Course (CIC)

  • Women's Instructor Course (WIC)

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Meet our Krav Maga Assistant Instructor
MIKE

Mike discovered Krav Maga after reviewing multiple programs and systems for self defense.  In 2016 he started training at Tip of Spear and found Krav Maga to be a highly effective and practical system to learn.  He is an assistant instructor at level G1 and has participated in several specialized seminars and courses with the intention of completing the Civilian Instructor Course in the near future.  Mike finds great reward in helping others build confidence, stay fit, and acquire practical skills to help keep themselves and their families safe.  Mike finds Dave, Andrea, and Leah have created an incredible environment for students to learn, grow, and be successful.

Mike is certified in the following IKMF courses:​

  • Women's Instructor Course (WIC)

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Meet our Krav Maga Assistant Instructor
ERIC

In 2021, Eric's life was positively impacted when he joined the Tip of Spear community. Not only did he discover the self-defense solution he'd been seeking, but he also found himself surrounded by a supportive family of like-minded individuals. In 2023, Dave and Andrea offered him the chance to become an assistant instructor, an opportunity he eagerly embraced. Now, under their guidance, he's on the path to becoming a certified IKMF instructor. Sharing knowledge and empowering others is his passion. Whether in classes or seminars, Eric is dedicated to helping others reach their potential. Drawing on his diverse background in full-contact kickboxing, muay thai, karate, bjj, and martial blade concepts, as well as his education and experience as a P4 Krav Maga Practitioner, certified mental performance coach, executive coach, and master instructor, he's committed to making a difference.


Eric is certified in the following IKMF courses:

  • Women’s Instructor Course (WIC)

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