The USKMA’s premier event is being held in Nashville, TN this year at Chris White’s Extreme Martial Arts! Three days of seminars from high ranking Krav Maga black belts. Price of event includes USKMA awards banquet.

Where: Chris White’s Extreme Martial Arts – 129 Edenway Dr,White House, TN.


Mark Slane
Mark SlaneUSKMA Founder and Chief Instructor
Mark Slane is the United States Krav Maga Association founder and chief instructor. In 1999 Mark Slane was a member of the very first group of outside instructors ever trained at the Krav Maga National Training Center in Los Angeles. He then went on to open one of the first half dozen Krav Maga schools in the United States. Mark became a black belt in November of 2003 (one of only two dozen in the U.S. at the time), tested with the USKMA to Second Degree Black Belt in 2009, to Third degree in 2012, 4th degree in 2016, and Fifth Degree Black Belt in 2019. Mark has trained in Israel with one of only 12 whom the founder of Krav Maga (Imi Lichtenfeld) trained to black belt, Grandmaster Yaron Lichtenstien.
Mike Jozwiak
Mike JozwiakUSKMA 3rd Degree Black Belt
Mike served in the United States Army from 2002-2010. During his time in the Service he was a Sniper, Sniper Section Leader, Pre-sniper Instructor, and Reconnaissance Scout. He has multiple combat tours, and was a hand to hand combat instructor within his Recon unit. Mike fought in several military sponsored combatives tournaments and continued undefeated in his weight division for his term in the service. He became a highly decorated Sergeant before his honorable discharge, earning several medals including a Bronze Star with Valor device.
Mike has studied, and instructed many arts over the years including wrestling, BJJ, Muay Thai, kick boxing, submission wresting, offensive/defensive knife tactics, advanced firearms training, and Krav Maga. He has complied 15 years experience in training and instructing these arts. He is a 3rd Degree Black Belt.
Lt. Matt Kissel
Lt. Matt KisselUSKMA 4th degree Black Belt
USKMA 4th degree Black Belt
25 year law enforcement veteran, 16 years with SWAT
Law Enforcement defensive tactics trainer
NRA pistol instructor
Will Schnieder
Will SchniederChief Instructor Elite Martial Arts
7th Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do
5th Degree Black Belt Hapkido
4th Degree Black Belt Krav Maga
Wingate Krav Maga Instructor
Muay Thai Instructor
Senior Cane Instructor
Purple Belt Carlson Gracie Jr.
Harry Hunsucker
Harry HunsuckerUSKMA 3rd Degree Black Belt
Harry Hunsucker is a UFC heavyweight fighter. Harry is a USKMA 3rd Degree Black Belt, 3rd Degree Taekwondo Black Belt and Brown Belt under the Carlson Gracie Jr lineage. Harry has been competing since he was 16 years old with 14 years of in ring/cage experience. Held 3 heavyweight titles as an amateur fighter and is coming off a 50 second knockout win over the #2 heavyweight pro in Tennessee. Most recently, Harry acquired a contract with the UFC!
Dennis Forleo
Dennis ForleoUSKMA 3rd Degree Black Belt
Dennis Forleo is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in the USKMA (April 2019) and is also a Law Enforcement Instructor. He has studied and been involved in many different martial art styles since 1985. He started in Taekwondo and reached a 4th Degree Black Belt in that style (May 2000). He has also studied Japanese Ju Jitsu and reached a 5th Degree Black Belt in that style (May 2014). He is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Chi-Tu Do (Feb 2017) and also an 8th Degree in Kabaroan Eskrima (July 2013). He has owned and operated his own school in Billings, Montana for 20 years and has been teaching for over 30 years. His passion is to help people become empowered through self-defense.
Jon Benditz
Jon BenditzUSKMA 2nd Degree Black Belt / Social Media / IT
Jon is definitely the nerd of the group. He started as a way to gain control of his health. After a short time he was addicted, and that passion kept growing. He’s currently a 2nd Degree Black Belt with the USKMA. Not only could he kick your butt, he might be able to save it too with his CPR certification to top it all off.
Juan Acosta
Juan AcostaUSKMA 4th Degree Black Belt
USKMA 4th Degree Black Belt and certified instructor
Krav Maga Instructor Course Wingate Institute (Israel)
CrossFit L2 Coach
CrossFit Mobility
USAW Club Coach
World Kettlebell Club Trainer
Certified Personal Trainer
Alexis Acosta
Alexis AcostaUSKMA 4th Degree Black Belt
USKMA 4th Degree Black Belt and certified instructor
Krav Maga Instructor Course Wingate Institute (Israel)
CrossFit L1 Coach
CrossFit Gymnastics
Jeff Liddle
Jeff LiddleUSKMA 2nd Degree Black Belt
Jeffrey Liddle entered the world of Krav Maga 10 years ago with zero martial arts experience. As one of the first black belts formed by USKMA 4th degree Black Belt instructors Juan and Alexis Acosta at New World Defense and Fitness, Jeff has remained committed to the refinement of his Krav Maga skills as a practitioner and instructor. He presently is a USKMA 2nd degree Black Belt and Level 5 Instructor, and now runs his own Krav Maga gym, Krav Maga Defense and Fitness, in North Venice, FL. He is passionate about training new Krav Maga practitioners, identifying and mentoring new USKMA Instructor candidates, and running black belt candidates through the testing gauntlet.

USKMA Black Belt 2nd Degree
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
NRA Firearm Safety in the Home
NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
CPR/AED/First Aid

Leslie Dunaway
Leslie DunawayUSKMA 2nd Degree Black Belt & Law Enforcement Instructor
Leslie began her journey in Krav Maga in Billings, Montana after having her son involved in martial arts for a couple of years. She quickly developed into an intense training partner. After a short time, she decided to try out instructing and grew into an outstanding instructor and now teaches Krav regularly. She gets charged up by seeing her students succeed in Krav and in life. She successfully tested for 2nd Degree Black Belt in March 2021.
Anthony Matias
Anthony MatiasUSKMA 2nd Degree Black Belt
USKMA 2nd Degree Black Belt & Certified Instructor (studying since 2008)
Served in US Army 1st Cavalry 1997-2000
Owner of Conquer Self Defense in Brentwood, NH
Golden Gloves Boxing Competitor 1995-96
USCCA certified Firearms Instructor
Blue Belt in BJJ
Certified TRX Instructor
Charlie McShane
Charlie McShaneUSKMA 2nd Degree Black Belt
Charlie McShane is a first degree black belt in BJJ under Marcio “Macarrao” Stambowsky and has been teaching Krav Maga since 2008. He owns 360 Defense Martial Arts in Norwich CT, and hosts the popular youtube BJJ channel “Charlie From The Plaza.”
Nick Truan
Nick Truan
Sergeant with the Metro Nashville Police Dept
16 years of Law Enforcement Experience
25 Years of Martial Arts Training
3rd Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do
4 years Boxing Training

I am a sergeant with the Metro Nashville Police Department, where I have worked for the past 16 years. I have been a police supervisor for the past 8 years. Prior to that I was a Field Training Officer. During my career I have investigated numerous claims of self-defense.

I have been involved in the martial arts for the past 25 years. I started in Tang So Do, where I currently hold a 3rd degree black belt. I have also trained in boxing, kickboxing, and some Ju Jitsu. I started with Krav Maga in the spring of 2021. I hope to have earned my black belt at KravCon this year!!

Chris White
Chris WhiteOwner of Chris Whites Extreme Martial Arts
I’ve been in Martial Arts for 35 years and I’m a 7th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Competed and won 6 Best of the Best tournaments.
Competed in Tough Man FX won Tough Man jacket out of a 26 competitor elimination tournament.
My Martial Arts school was Voted Best School in Nashville
140 After school students
200 Summer Campers
Nashville community leader
Quarter finalists in Mr. Health And Fitness competition
Most humbling I started krav over 2 years ago and now honored to host Krav Con!
Betty Green
Betty GreenUSKMA 2nd Degree Black Belt
2nd degree black belt USKMA
NASM certified personal trainer
200 RYT
Revgear certified Muay Thai Fitness instructor
Cary Root
Cary RootUSKMA 2nd Degree Black Belt
4th Degree Black Belt Asian Sun Self-Defense Instructor
3rd Degree Black Belt Asian Sun Muay Thai Instructor
2nd Degree Black Belt USKMA Certified Krav Instructor
1st Degree Black Belt Shito Ryu
Chief Self-Defense Instructor for 10 schools in Northeast Ohio:
– Asian Sun Martial Arts
– Krav Maga Northeast Ohio
Celeste and Ben Kohler
Celeste and Ben KohlerUSKMA Black Belt's
Celeste, Ben & Josh Kohler
Founder & School Owner
Break-Thru Fitness Kickboxing LLC
Saint City Self-Defense

▪︎ Proud Affiliates of the USKMA since 2017 and school owners since 2012.
▪︎ First school owners in the USKMA to develop a successful Krav Maga and lifeskills program for children 4-12 years old. (102+ active child students).
▪︎ Ed Parker Kenpo Black Belt, studying for Mastership. (Celeste)
Red Dragon Kenpo Society practitioner(Celeste)
▪︎ 1st Degree ATA Black Belts. (Ben & Celeste)
▪︎ 2nd Degree ATA Black Belt. (Josh)
▪︎ Warriorxfit Certified Fitness & Kickboxing Instructor. (Celeste)
▪︎ USKMA Black Belt Affiliates & Instructors.
▪︎ Over a combined 50 successful years in retail management & business management and operations. (Ben & Celeste).
▪︎ Facilitators and Coaches for Steps Recovery Center for addicts in rehabilitation for over 7 years. We are the number 1 sought out supplemental therapy for those in the program. We coach several trauma victims, childhood development and behavior management facilities as well as Autistic/ High Functioning students. We also educate and train our community church groups and private homeschooling families.

▪︎ Students of Life, studying to become
Certified Life Coaches with Turning Leaf Mental Health Wellness.

▪︎ We absolutely adore and love our family, they’re our whole world and we love spending time with them in the outdoors, concerts or just time together at home.

▪︎ We’re avid volunteers for our community outreach programs concerning Women & children’s Self-Defense. I volunteer at the Dove Center for abused women and children. (Celeste)
We volunteer class services to youth and young adults in disability organizations;
Post High, Techies4Life & Southwest Behavioral Center for troubled youth.

☆ We are passionate about changing lives! We as a family love empowering others to find their confidence and inner strength to heal, overcome, conquer and thrive with Krav Maga.

Garrett Watson
Garrett WatsonFitness Specialists
Education / Certifications
B.S. Criminal Justice – Eastern Kentucky University
(CSCS) National Strength and Conditioning Association: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
(RKC) – Russian Kettlebell Instructor (RKC School of Strength)
Certified SPARQ trainer: (speed, agility, reaction and quickness)
Cross Fit Level 1 instructor
(CICS) Certified Indian Club Specialist
(CK-FMS) Certified Kettlebell- Functional movement Specialist
American Heart Association: CPR Certified
Certified Spin Instructor

Experience / Specialties
10 years + of training and coaching experience
2 year strength and conditioning coach EKU Rugby
3 Years Kettlebell instructor at Core Combat Sports
Former Strength and conditioning coach for Male High school and LSA soccer
Experienced in working with general population, special population (cardiac rehab, diabetes etc.)
Specialties include- Tactical Strength and Conditioning for Law enforcement, Military, and First responders)
Performed training exercises with the US Navy SEALS, 101 Air Force Special Tactics Division, FBI, Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Brown- (Helio Seneca)
Military Combative training and Conditioning
Muay Thai student under (Eric Haycraft) 8+
Mixed Martial Arts sparring partner
Mix Martial ARTS Competitor (Team Haycraft)
2007 NAGA Beginner Grappling champion

Scott Maczuga
Scott MaczugaFitness Specialists
Scott J. Maczuga is a follower of Christ and a Master Martial Artist who has been a pioneer in private Christian education, and martial arts after school, summer camp, and evening programs for over 3 decades. Mr. Maczuga serves as the President and CEO of the Warriors Academy Franchise. This includes Warriors Academy and Warriors Christian Academy. He also serves the global educational business community at large as a business coach and consultant, specializing as one on the top leading experts in the field of champion child development.

As a former state and national martial arts champion, Mr. Maczuga has competed all over the country. Many of his students have won state, regional, and national championships in dance and martial arts, including the Junior Olympics. Mr. Maczuga has taught corporate personal safety programs for fortune 500 companies, has trained and managed security teams at in high profile businesses, and has performed as a personal bodyguard for wealthy, high profile individuals.

Having traveled, trained, and taught all over the world, Mr. Maczuga has earned black belt certifications in many Martial Arts – Israeli Krav Maga (1st Degree), Koei-Kan Karate (2nd degree), Shotokan Karate (2nd degree), Ashihara Karate (2nd degree), and Martial Arts World / Tae Kwon Do / Hapkido (6th degree). He holds instructor certifications in Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) and Filipino Kali while cross training in others like Greco-roman Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Juitsu, and Russian Sambo . Maczuga currently holds a 7th degree black belt through the American Black Belt Association.
In addition to working toward his Bachelors degree in Theology at Liberty University, he is also in the process of becoming a licensed Minister. Although Maczuga’s extensive martial arts background has been a passion, his calling is to lead others to Christ. Maczuga continues to lead the Warriors Academy Franchise to spiritual mental, and physical success daily.

Andrea Tabei
Andrea Tabei USKMA 3rd Degree Black Belt
Andrea Tabei
USKMA 3rd Degree Black Belt

-Owner of Executive Self Defense and Fitness in McKinney, TX
-3rd Degree Black Belt, Krav Maga
-Certified Krav Maga Instructor
-Certified Law Enforcement Krav Maga Instructor
-Certified Youth Krav Maga Instructor
-Certified Conditioning Coach
-Certified Arnis Weapons Instructor
-Black Belt, Arnis Knife & Stick Fighting
-Advanced IASTM Certified Practitioner
-NRA Pistol Coach

Darrell Walton
Darrell WaltonUSKMA 2nd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor
Darrell is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserve who has served as an A-10C and MC-12W pilot for the last 18 years. His military experience includes multiple combat tours and qualifications as a Forward Air Controller, Combat Search and Rescue Mission Commander, instructor, and evaluator. He also served in an Arizona volunteer law enforcement auxiliary unit and currently volunteers for a federal agency. Darrell has trained in Krav Maga, BJJ, Sayoc Kali, and various edged weapons systems over the last 10 years. He has extensive training in survival, escape and evasion, tracking, and firearms. Darrell is certified as an NRA instructor and Surefire low-light tactics instructor.
Karissa Walton
Karissa WaltonUSKMA 2nd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor
Karissa is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor who specializes in regenerative medicine and primarily treats chronic pain and neurodegenerative disease in her medical practice. She has also served as a member of the Southern Arizona Search and Rescue Team and National Ski Patrol. Karissa has trained and taught Krav Maga for over 10 years, as well as training in BJJ, MMA, and edged weapons tactics. She is a competitive shooter and has extensive training in trauma and austere medicine, sports rehabilitation, survival, and firearms. Karissa is certified as a Strength Matters kettlebell instructor and NRA instructor.
SGT. Brannon Hicks
SGT. Brannon HicksUSKMA 3rd Degree Black Belt / Primary Law Enforcement instructor
Brannon is a USKMA certified Krav Maga instructor and our primary Law Enforcement instructor. Brannon is a Police Officer and works as a Sergeant, defensive tactics instructor, Taser instructor and SWAT Assistant Team Leader. As a law enforcement officer, he has participated in undercover operations, created defensive tactics curricula, trained police officers in survival skills and planned and executed tactical missions. Brannon brings nearly thirty years of martial arts experience from styles and systems including Shaolin Kung Fu, Kali Silat, submission wrestling and kickboxing to USKMA. Brannon is also a certified Reality Based Training Instructor, law enforcement fitness instructor and has a bachelor’s degree in Workforce Education with a specialization in Curriculum Development and Enhancing Learner Performance. He received his 3nd degree black belt in 2018.

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