OUR TEAM

VADIM SLAVIN
KMF – President

  • Russian Army Officer

  • Trained in Karate and Systema

  • I.D.F. Soldier

  • Black Belt Krav Maga (IDF)

  • 3rd Degree Black Belt KMF

  • 3rd Degree Black Belt Judo

  • 4th Degree Black Belt Russian Sambo

  • Certified International Instructor in 2 Martial Arts

ROBERT CUMMING
KMF – Vice President

  • Master Degree in Education

  • Verbal Judo Certified Instructor

  • Krav Maga Force Women’s Self Defense Head Instructor

  • Level 6 – 2nd Degree Black Belt Krav Maga Force

  • Pressure Point Control Tactics Advanced Certification, Stay Safe Instructional Programs

  • 6th Degree Black Belt, World Taekwondo Federation Headquarters

  • International Master Instructor Certification, World Taekwondo Federation

  • Master Instructor Certification, United States Taekwondo Committee

  • National Coach Certification (NCCP level 2), Coaching Association of Canada

  • Ontario Provincial selection game light weight Champion, 2002

  • Jr. National Team Trainer, Jr. World Championships, Istanbul, 1998

GRAYDON LEWIS
KMF - Military Chief Instructor

  • Served in Vietnam – 82nd Airborne

  • Security for President Nixon

  • TOW School Fort Bragg

  • AITFort Bragg

  • Airborne Jump School

  • Karate Instructor Fort Bragg

  • Machine Gunner, Rifleman

  • Sniper School

  • JOTC Jungle SchoolPanama

  • Civil Disturbance Training

  • Tested MC1-1 Parachute

  • Tested C5AGalaxy

  • PSYOPS operations

  • Fire Team Leader

  • Combat Leader’s Course

  • Full Active Shooter Training

  • Krav Maga Instructor in two Krav Maga Federations

  • 5th Degree Black Belt Karate Shotokan

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt Krav Maga Force

  • Purple Belt Judo A

J. J.
KMF Military –  Head Instructor

  • USMC

DIRECTORS

 JIM O’HARA
KMF USA – Central Director

  • President of Focus Martial Arts, Inc

  • Head Coach of the Amateur Athletic Union’s United States Karate Team

  • Black Belt in Shotokan Karate

  • World Karate Champion (1996)

  • Certified Krav Maga Instructor in 2 Krav Maga Organizations.

 TROY OSTAPIW
KMF CANADA – National Director

  • Experience teaching H2H and combat tactics to Law Enforcement and Military

  • Former Specialized Tactics & Recruit trainer for Police Officers & Police Trainers

  • Former Defensive Tactics Trainer RCMP Depot

  • Trained in 3 Krav Maga Federations

  • Experience teaching H2H and combat tactics to Law Enforcement and Military

  • Certified Executive Protection High Risk Operations

  • Current Arrest & Control Instructor

  • Certified Security Specialist

  • Certified NCCP Boxing Coach

  • Full Instructor Jeet Kune Do

  • Instructor Spec Ops Kali

  • 5th Degree Black Belt Bujinkahn Jiu-Tai-Jitsu

  • 5th Degree Black Belt Natural Spirit Combatives

  • 1st Degree Black Belt Modern Arnis

  • Blue Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  • Certified Kettlebell Instructor

    STEPHEN HAMMERSLEY
    KMF USA East Coast –  Director

  • 8th Degree Master Black Belt,  “Chuck Norris System”

  • 5th Degree Black Belt “Tang Soo Do”

  • 5th Degree Black Belt “Champion Martial Arts”

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt Krav Maga Force

  • 1st Degree Black Belt “Kuk Ki Won / Tae Kwon Do”

  • Blue Belt “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu”

  • Owner and Chief Instructor “Krav Maga Force Florida”

  • UFAF / Krav Maga Force Director 

  • 1995 Inducted into the Black Belt Hall Of Fame

  • International Board Of Director United Fighting arts Federation “Chuck Norris System” Director Of Professional Development


    KENNETH FJELD
    KMF NORWAY National Director

    • 4th degree Karate – Chuck Norris System

    • 1st Degree Karate – Shotokan

    • Certified Krav Maga Instructor in 2 Krav Maga Federations

    • Purple belt BJJ,

    • Level 5 Pambuan Arnis,

    • Certified Kickboxing Instructor Benny The Jet Urquidez,

    • Certified Alpha MMA instructor,

    • CEO Recaro Child Safety Norway and Sweden

    ADVISORS

RYAN SPINK
KMF Civilian and Law Enforcement Technical Advisor

  • 8th Degree Black Belt (Rank of Master) in Kung Fu San Soo

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt Krav Maga Force

  • Certified Krav Maga Instructor in 3 Krav Maga Federations

  • Black Belt & Certified Instructor in the Filipino Martial Arts (Eskrima/Kali)

  • Black Belt IKMA

  • Black Belt in Shotokan Karate

  • Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do

  • Black Belt in Aikido

  • Black Belt in Kenpo Karate

  • Certified Muay Thai Instructor (Kru) by the Muay Thai International Association

  • Certified American Kickboxing Instructor with a amateur fight record of 7-0 with 2 wins by TKO

  • Member of the Martial Arts Hall of Fame and recipient of the “Krav Maga Instructor of the Year” Award for 2014

  • Member of the Masters Hall of Fame and recipient of the “Platinum Lifetime Achievement” Award (2014)

  • Graduate of the International Bodyguard Association training courses specializing in Executive Protection & Tactical High Risk Area Security

  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainer & Performance Nutrition Specialist

  • Official MMA Fight Commentator for the California Fight League and co-host of the internet show “CFL Inside the Cage”

  • Director of the Integrated Combat Systems University

SHANNON BRUESS, M.S.
KMF Women’s Self Defense – Technical Advisor

  • Master’s Degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology

  • Certified Krav Maga Force Instructor, Level 1

  • Certified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Training Instructor

  • World Karate Champion (2006)

  • Certified Rape Crisis Counselor 

 

ANDREA COULTER
KMF – Director of Operations

  • Business Degree

  • Black Belt Krav Maga Force

  • Brown Belt Judo

  • Personal Trainer / Crossfit Trainer Level 2

  • Basic Bodyguard Training

  • KMF Combat Shooting Instructor Course Level 1

LAURIAN LAPADATU
KMF Chief Instructor

  • Served in the military

  • Experience teaching H2H and combat tactics to Law Enforcement and Military

  • IBA (International Bodyguard Association) Regional Director Western Canada

  • Advanced Security Training (AST)

  • VIP Protection Experience

  • Certified CrossFit and Olympic Lifting Instructor

  • Certified Krav Maga instructor in 5 Krav Maga Federations

  • Certified Krav Maga Law Enforcement Instructor

  • Black Belt Krav Maga – Israel

  • Certified ICSU Instructor Eskrima/Kali – Level 1

  • Certified International Instructor in 3 Martial Arts

  • 6th Degree Black Belt Karate Shotokan

  • 4th Degree Black Belt CMA

  • 4th Degree Black Belt Krav Maga

  • 3rd Degree Taekwon-Do WTF

  • 3rd Degree Taekwon-Do WTF

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt Karate Kyokushinkai

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt Taekwon-Do ITF

  • Brown Belt Judo

  • Purple Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

CIPRIAN SOCACIU
KMF - Kids Programs Chief Instructor

  • Master’s Degree in

  • Krav Maga Force Senior Instructor

  • Karate International Certified Instructor

  • National/International high level karate Athlete and Coach

  • Multiple Medals and titles

  • 4th

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt Krav Maga Force

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


NATHAN HAYES
KMF Law Enforcement –  USA Chief Instructor

  • High Rank Active Police

  • Certified LE Defensive Tactics Instructor

  • Certified Krav Maga LE Instructor in 2 Krav Maga Federations

C A Y
KMF Law Enforcement –  CANADA Chief Instructor

  • High Rank Active Police

  • Certified LE Defensive Tactics Instructor

  • Multiple Black Belts including Krav Maga

  • Certified Krav Maga LE Instructor in 2 Krav Maga Federations

MAURO ARCIA
KMF Caribbean Director / KMF PUERTO RICO National Director

  • Professional Bodyguard

  • Trained with Police and Military SWAT teams

  • Certified Instructor in 4 Krav Maga Federations

  • Certified Krav Maga Law Enforcement Instructor

  • Certified Krav Maga Military Instructor

  • Certified Combat Fitness Instructor

  • 5th Degree Black Belt Taekwon-Do

  • Black Belt Krav Maga Force

  • More info soon

 

Dorin Tichindelean
KMF European Director

  • CEO IpponMed Security

  • Expert in Security and Protection Solutions

  • Certified Karate and Krav Maga International

  • Karate Shotokan 7th Degree Black Belt

  • Krav Maga Force Black Belt

CIPRIAN SOCACIU
KMF USA –  Director

  • Black Belt Karate and Krav Maga

  • Certified Krav Maga Instructor in 2 Krav Maga Federations

  • Advanced Knife Fighting Training

HOWARD MUNDING
KMF USA West Coast –  Director

  • 6th Degree Black Belt Chuck Norris System

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt Krav Maga Force

  • Certified Krav Maga Instructor in 3 Krav Maga Federations

  • Certified LE Defensive Tactics Instructor

  • Chief Instructor UFAF Krav Maga Force

  • Chief Instructor / Owner of Millennium Martial Arts and Krav Maga Force Arizona

  • UFAF Head of Security for International Training Conference

     

CHRISTIAN HOBOT
KMF Law Enforcement Use of Force Advisor – CANADA

  • Police Officer

  • Certified LE Defensive Tactics Instructor

  • Certified Krav Maga Instructor in 2 Krav Maga Federations

  • 2 Martial Arts Black Belts

  • IBA (International Bodyguard Association) CANADA – Use of Force Adviser

 

CATALIN CODRESCU
KMF VIP Protection –  Adviser CANADA

  • Served in the Military

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt Karate

  • 1st Degree Black Belt

  • Certified Instructor in 2 Krav Maga Federations

  • Police Academy – Investigation and Enforcement

  • Code ZERO driving – BC Justice Institute

ELLIOT SANTIAGO
KMF VIP Protection–  Adviser USA

  • Honorable discharge USMC, E-5 Sargent

  • USMC Boxing and Judo Team

  • Armed Guard experience

  • CCW, CPL Instructor Wayne County Sheriff

  • Certified Krav Maga Instructor in 2 Krav Maga Federations

  • Black Belt in 2 Martial Arts

  • ACLS Advanced cardiac life support certified