Hello and welcome to Your Krav Maga Expert. My name is Kurt Colpan and I am the writer of this blog. I sincerely hope that you can relate to this blog and that it can help you.
This blog is written for Krav Maga students, instructors and those interested in any of the topics presented. It will cover a range of topics, those mainly being related to Krav Maga training, instructor training and tips, workouts of the day and general commentary on the latest KM developments around the world.
It seems that in this day and age, many Krav Maga experts live by the motto that ‘Knowledge is Power’ and keep their information and ‘secrets’ to themselves. My goal here is to annihilate that general framework and share what I know and what others have and will share with me in order to help you in your goals with Krav Maga, whatever they are.
The idea for this website came from my girlfriend, and I must say that I was initially not comfortable with this idea. I believe that’s because I was a little afraid what people would think, and that they would criticise me for doing this. But in the short time since the idea was born I’ve discovered that it’s about time another person steps out of the darkness and helps assist in the global transformation of Krav Maga.
My aim here is to share information and my thoughts, ideas and opinions on all things related to KM. I will do my best not to sound like an arrogant asshole and come across as some wannabe’ guru or the only one worthy of holy Krav Maga secrets. I believe in being open and honest and sharing my love of Krav Maga.
A little about me: I have been training in Krav Maga for over 10 years and I have an extensive background in Martial Arts and combat sports that spans over 25 years. My training has been primarily in Australia (where I live) and Israel where I have trained with the most reputable and best of the best teachers and masters of Krav Maga. I continue my training here and in Israel to further grow my skills and knowledge. One can never stop learning and my passion is Krav Maga!
A large majority of my training has been with the International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF). I was awarded my Black Belt equivalent of Expert 1 in May 2013. I am the former National Director of IKMF Australia and New Zealand, from 2010 to January this year. I am currently no longer associated with any one organisation.
I began my teaching career in 2007. In 2009 I started Assertive Action Krav Maga in Parramatta, Sydney’s second largest city situated 28kms west of the coastline. We run classes 6 days a week in a full time facility specifically geared for Krav Maga.
I have always had an interest in writing and wrote my first book when I was 8 (I will post that another time :)). I have always thought of martial arts, movement and combat, from a very young age as far as I can remember, probably due to being bullied and what not. I experienced my first knife threat when I was 7. So it is my life mission to share what I know with others and to help increase the peace vibration. This is my life.
So here it is, my blog as Your Krav Maga Expert. Stay tuned for regular updates and please share your thoughts on each thing posted. I understand that at times not everyone will agree with me, so if you really hate what I write, please share your thoughts in civil ways.
Please also share the site and posts with those you feel would be interested.
That’s it for now. Over and out!
Written by Kurt Colpan
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