Carnation Contreras

Carnation Contreras

Krav Maga Senior Instructor: Krav Maga Brown Belt

I have been training since I was three years old in the art of Tae Kwon Do and have received my second degree Black Belt. I have also attended and competed in three junior Olympics (worldwide tournaments) for TKD and have placed once out of those three times; I was also the Californian Champion and US champion, and have received over 100 awards for my craft. When I was in middle school, I owned, ran, and operated my own TKD Facility while being a full-time student – all students who trained under me at my facility competed and placed in nationwide tournaments. I started my training in Krav Maga in 2010, and within have received my Brown Belt. I have been teaching KM for four and a half years at numerous facilities and have developed a large following throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Through my practice and experience in KM, I was introduced to MMA (mixed martial arts) and boxing through clients and other instructors. I have been training in these other art forms for three years, and within those years I have competed in one
MMA fight and three boxing matches. I became a coach and an instructor because I am a modern day super hero – I can help individuals save themselves through martial arts. Not only has the introduction of martial arts saved my life physically and mentally, but it has become a way of life. I have realized that my passion and commitment to teach the arts has become my purpose because I can not only give back to my community, I can also make an impact on the
nation.