Katie Fryer

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 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 combative instructors such as UFC Veteran, Green Beret, & Army Special Forces   Sniper Tim Kennedy, Army Combatives Black Belt Kris Perkins,  and UFC Veterans such as Colton Smith, Andrew Craig, Bas Rutten, Carlos Condit, and Duane Ludwig.   

Some of Katie’s Favorite Things

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


Katie is a natural teacher. She does a great job of teaching technique and helping people continually improve. She knows every part of the technique so well that she will ensure that you have it perfect. While she is a terrific adult instructor, where she truly shines is her ability to work so well with kids. She has mastered the art of being a respected teacher, but also a trusted adult the kids can share and grow with. My kids have so much respect for her and she motivates them like no one else can. She is truly gifted and the kids really excel under her instruction. I am so glad to have her as a part of their lives!
-Rebecca A. Executive Director Services
This is our first semester with Ms.Katie. She has a clear expectation from students and communicates them effectively. She is perfect fit for Advanced kids.
-Richa T. Research Scientist
Katie pushes you to be the best you can. She is a great motivator. Katie encourages students to look at the big picture for self defense, not just the physical but mental including situational awareness.
-Greg H. Engineer/ Fire arm instructor