Krav Junior Instructor Team

Krav Junior Instructor Team

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 and Instruction from Boston College, and Educational Planning from the University ofRebecca Carpenter Katie Fryer Lions Krav Maga 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.

Rebecca Carpenter

Rebecca is the Lead Instructor for our Kids Division (age 3-4) as well as Lions Krav Maga’s Administrative Assistant.  She also assists in both the Youth Division and Junior Division classes and is working on developing our Women’s Division. When she’s not teaching or helping build Lions Krav Maga into the best gym on Earth, Rebecca is either working on an art project or hanging out with her fiancé, Sam.

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.