Michaela Johnson teaching Krav Maga class at Lions Krav Maga in Austin, TX

Michaela Johnson

Michaela Johnson is an instructor for both teens and adults. Since 2017, she has been a middle school classroom (so you know she’s tough!), and she has a long history of advocacy for special education. Aside from teaching & training, Michaela spends her free time cooking, reading, and watching Netflix.[…]

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Timmon Aportadera Lions Krav Maga Instructor

Timmon Aportadera

Timmon is an instructor in our Adult/Teen Krav Maga program. He began his Krav training in Memphis, TN in 2018 & joined the Lions crew when he moved to Austin in 2021.  In addition to his experience with teaching defensive tactics, Timmon also has a bachelors in Instrumental Education K-12,[…]

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Joe Ciancio Krav Junior Instructor Lions Krav Maga

Joe Ciancio

Joe Ciancio is a lifetime martial artist, a husband, and a father to be! Born and raised in Miami, Joe began training in traditional martial arts as a child, and after 12 years, he earned the rank of 2nd degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. Afterwards, he trained in several different[…]

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Genesis Green

Genesis is the Kids & Youth Division Lead Instructor in our Krav Junior program!

Gen believes in empowering children to make positive choices for their own safety, and her teaching is motivated by the belief that every child has the right to protect their mental & physical wellbeing. 

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Sophie Lefuel

Sophie teaches both kids and adults. Before her years of Krav Maga training, Sophie started out in the combative arts with high school wrestling!

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Maxine Bockoff

“Maxine pays attention to technique and ensures you’re doing the right moves. She also pushes you and makes sure you’re in that cardio zone! She is attentive to every member in the class and helps everyone. She also listens if you’re having any body pain issues and helps you modify.”[…]

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Jason Fryer

Jason is co-owner and Lead Instructor at Lions Krav Maga. He is a Black Belt in Krav Maga and has over 30 years of self-defense, martial arts & combat sports experience, including over 20 years of training in Krav Maga. Jason is a Certified Instructor directly under Eyal Yanilov, the[…]

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Katie Fryer

Katie is an instructor and co-owner at Lions Krav Maga.  She has an extensive background in Education and Teaching Methodologies, holding a Master’s Degree in both Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College, and Educational Policy & Planning from the University of Texas at Austin.  For more than 20 years, Katie[…]

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Claire Rozmus

“Claire is very encouraging! She drives you to do your best, she’s a great motivator, and her demos are super clean and strong – it’s inspiring!”

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Thomas Wilkerson

“I love Thomas’ striking classes. He really drives home the points of being relaxed and how to punch from that position. Before and after class Thomas tries to greet everyone by name and/or tell them “good job,” or “great class.” He does a lot to make you feel welcome.” 

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