Krav Maga Self Defence Solutions was established in 2007 by Anna Hacquoil and Ashley Gard, both of whom gained their instructor qualifications through Eyal Yanilov, the worlds best Krav Maga technician.
Krav Maga Self Defence Solutions boasts one of the largest number of professional qualified instructors in Australia. What that means for you is an opportunity to get more one on one instruction, achieve your goals faster and an environment where you can take the time to ask to be shown at your pace.
All of our instructors have undergone the most comprehensive Krav Maga instructors course in the world. They have trained for years, undergone an extensive instruction training program over a three month period, qualifying under the worlds most renowned Krav Maga master instructor, Eyal Yanilov.
Upon completion of their course, all of our instructors undergo on the job training under guidance from highly experienced instructors with backgrounds in law, security, military and law-enforcement. Instructors must also attend annual instructor updates which makes for good quality control across the board.
Our instructors come from all walks of life, and we encourage you to read the following profiles to learn more.
Anna is a lawyer and has worked in the legal industry for the past 10 years. Anna has been training in Krav Maga since 2004 and gained her instructor qualification from Eyal Yanilov in 2007. Anna's main goal is to spread the word of Krav to as many people as she can, and especially to women.
A former member of the Royal Australian Corp of Military Police, Ashley has over 15 years experience within the law enforcement and security industry. Specialising in personal protection, Ashley has been teaching people how to protect themselves and others for more than a decade. Ashley qualified as an instructor in Krav Maga, believing that this system offers people real skills that will save lives.
Karen obtained her instructor certification under Eyal Yanilov in 2009. Karen is also a Hardstyle Kettlebell Instructor (HKC) and has some recreational experience in BJJ (Brazilian Ju-Jitsu). In addition to training and instructing Krav Maga Karen is also currently completing a PhD in the Biological Sciences.
Cherieís first taste of Krav Maga was in 2004 at a Womenís self-defence seminar taught by Eyal Yanilov - she has been hooked ever since! She completed her Krav Maga Civilian instructor course in July of 2010 under Amnon Darsa. Cherie is a doctor specialising in Emergency Medicine, and therefore sees quite regularly at work what happens when people donít know Krav Maga.
Dan started training in Krav in September 2007 after moving to Australia from Hungary. He gained his instructor certificate in July 2011 under Ilya Dunsky, former head Krav Maga Instructor of the IDF's Counterterrorist School.
Benson started training in Krav Maga in 2007 and quickly became addicted to the efficient, easy to learn and no-nonsense self defence principles behind Krav Maga. By day, Benson is an electrical engineer (like Eyal Yanilov!) and qualified as an instructor under Eyal Yanilov and Ilya Dunsky in 2011.