Krav Junior Instructor Team

Krav Junior Instructor Team

Katie Fryer Lions Krav Maga Instructor Krav Junior Austin TX Katie Fryer

Katie is the Krav Junior Curriculum Director and Co-Owner of Lions Krav Maga. She has an extensive background in Education and Teaching Methodologies, holding Master’s Degrees in both Curriculum  & Instruction from Boston College, and Educational Planning from the University of  Texas at  Austin.  Before opening Lions Krav Maga, Katie worked as an Early Childhood Specialist, a Child Welfare Grant Researcher, as well as a classroom teacher for PreK and Kindergarten.Vanessa Swesnik Krav Junior Lions Krav Maga Instructor

Vanessa Swesnik

Vanessa is the Lead Instructor for our Kids Division (age 3-5) as well as an assistant instructor in both the Youth Division and Junior Division classes. Before training in Krav Maga, Vanessa was a long distance runner.  When she’s not teaching or training, Vanessa teaches English as a Second Language at Austin Community College. Vanessa is fluent in both Spanish & Portuguese. 

Daniel Fisher

Daniel is the Lead Instructor for our Youth Division (age 5-8).  Daniel started working with children in 2004 as a volunteer Vacation Bible School instructor.  Daniel has been with Lions Krav Maga sinceDaniel Fisher Paul Besterman Lions Krav Maga Krav Junior  2016 and has experience in both Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Before he discovered the combative arts, Daniel played baseball for 13 years and remains a big fan.  Daniel loves to stay active, so when he’s not training or teaching, you can find him running, hiking, or playing disc golf.

Paul Besterman

Paul is the Lead Instructor for our Junior Division (age 9-12). Paul moved to Austin from Colorado in 2014, and he’s been with Lions Krav Maga since 2016. Before he started training in Krav Maga, Paul spent several years training in Tae Kwon Do. Nowadays, when he’s not teaching or training, Paul can be found spending time outdoors or hanging out with his pet sugar glider.