Hi, and thanks for reading. My name is Kurt Colpan and I am Your Krav Maga Expert, the creator and writer of this blog. I sincerely hope that this blog can help you as the reader with something. Whether you’re a Krav Maga student or instructor, even if you just get one new idea or a new tip, or you gain something new to add to your arsenal, then my goal is achieved. I want to share what I know with you, without any secrets or holding back.
I believe a lot of people try to keep their knowledge to themselves or to specific groups. Much of the time it is due to them wanting to protect themselves and their interests. Whatever the reasons, I’m not interested in being like that, so I hope to share this with you if you are interested.
I’m sure I’ll piss some people off in the process of posting, or simply by having this blog. But I really don’t care about that anymore. I hope to have you as a friend and I offer you my knowledge and experiences.
My Krav Maga Biography:
I am an Australian Krav Maga Expert. I graduated in 2013 with my black belt equivalent of Expert 1 (1st Dan) with the International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF) in Israel with high distinctions, topping the test among my peers. I have been trained by the top teachers of Krav Maga from different organisations which includes Avi Moyal, Eyal Yanilov, Ze’ev Cohen, Tamir Gilad, Israel Tamir, Haim Sasson, Amnon Darsa, Gabi Noah, Megan Kaddouch and many others. I travels to Israel on a yearly basis for business and to grow my Krav Maga skills.
From early 2010 to January 2014, I served as the National Director for the Australian and New Zealand branches for the IKMF. During this time I helped re-establish IKMF on the map within this region. I am responsible for much of the success they have had during the time I served. I officially resigned and was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for the work I did.
I am the Head Instructor of an organisation called Assertive Action Krav Maga (AAKM), a community based self defence school with its main base in Parramatta, a suburb just under 30 kms from Sydney, Australia. AAKM was founded in 2009 and is one of the most well known schools in Australia.