With over 20 years of martial arts training experience and 12 years of instructional experience, Jeff brings a well-rounded background as Director of Operations and Chief Instructor with Krav Maga Maryland. One of only a handful of Krav Maga black belts on the east coast, Jeff also serves Krav Maga Worldwide as a Train the Trainer Instructor, mentoring and evaluating other instructors from across the country.
Jeff also holds Advanced Force Trainer certifications with Krav Maga WorldWide’s Force Training Division. He has trained law enforcement officers from over 45 agencies including Baltimore County Police Department, United States Secret Service, Baltimore City Police Department, NSA Police, Pentagon Police, Howard County Police Department, Maryland State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigations, United States Capitol Police, Montgomery County Police Department, PG County SWAT, United States Marshal Service, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, and many more. Jeff has also created customized pre-deployment training for numerous military units and civilian personnel headed overseas.
Jeff spent his childhood training in Korean styles of martial arts, attaining a 3rd Dan black belt and teaching all types of students. Later he began training in kickboxing, boxing, and Muay Thai. For the past 8 years he has dedicated his focus primarily to Krav Maga. Jeff was one of the first instructors to complete the Fit to Fight program and implement the program at Krav Maga Maryland. He is a Level 1 CrossFit coach, and is a huge fan of CrossFit’s methodologies. Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, Jeff currently resides in Owings Mills.