Katie is an instructor and co-owner at Lions Krav Maga. She has an extensive background in Education and Teaching Methodologies, holding Master’s Degrees in both Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College, and Educational Planning from the University of Texas at Austin. For more than 20 years, Katie has had a passion for teaching and has taught students of all ages, from infants to adults.
In 2011, Katie discovered Krav Maga. Since becoming a practitioner, Katie has diligently studied the techniques, the history and the theory of self-defense and how it is applied to today’s world. Since then, Katie has achieved several Krav Maga Teaching Certifications from some of the top Krav Maga instructors in the world, including Eyal Yanilov of Krav Maga Global and Alan Predolin of 360 Krav Maga. She has several specialist certifications, including Krav Maga for Law Enforcement, Women’s Krav Maga, and Krav Maga for Children & Teens. She continues to seek out the best instruction available on the planet, and has had the opportunity to train with extraordinary combatives instructors such as UFC Veteran, Green Beret, & Army Special Forces Sniper Tim Kennedy, Army Combatives Black Belt Kris Perkins, Sheepdog Response Co-Founder Blake Hayes, and other UFC Veterans such as Colton Smith, Andrew Craig, Bas Rutten, and Duane Ludwig.
MMA Fight: Barao vs. Dillashaw, UFC 173
Inspirational Quote: “‘You’ll find,’ he remarked gently, ‘that the only thing you can do easily is to be wrong, and that’s hardly worth the effort'” –The Phantom Tollbooth
Action Hero: Hit Girl
Walk-Out Song: “World Town” by M.I.A.
Words of Wisdom: “If you always liked it, it wouldn’t really be training.” –Henry Lane Nevils