AJ Lavarias

AJ Lavarias

Krav Maga Head Instructor & General Manager

Krav Maga Belt Rank: Black Belt

Started Practicing Krav Maga: 2007

Started Teaching Krav Maga: 2009

Why I Teach: In 2007, Krav Maga was the source that empowered me with the assurance to walk in confidence. In 2009, I was honored with the opportunity to use my physical abilities and share my knowledge with others wanting to walk in confidence. I have been very fortunate to be surrounded by talented instructors that guided me through the system.

It is satisfying for me to give back by teaching Krav Maga and seeing my students’ progress, not just physically but also mentally from my instruction and guidance. The sweat, heavy breathing, smiles, and camaraderie among the students I see at the end of each class is all the satisfaction I need for me to know that I affected their lives in a positive way for that hour they spent with me. I feed off of the contagious energy each student radiates as they give it their all in each of my classes.

Other Certifications and Accolades:

CrossFit Coach Level 1 Certification, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt, MMA Fighter, MMA Lightweight Champion,                    IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Gold Medalist, Minor League Ice Hockey Player (10yrs)

Krav Maga Lineage:

Imi Lichtenfeld > Darren Levine > Jarrett Waldman > AJ Lavarias

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Lineage:

Helio Gracie > Rorion Gracie > Richard Bresler > AJ Lavarias