Melissa's experience in hybrid martial arts makes her a well-rounded instructor with a background in both Krav Maga and Muay Thai. This background inspires and supports her leadership of our blended martial arts program for youth and has led her to co-found Foundation Krav Maga. Melissa is currently training to become one of the first Scandinavian Defendo certified instructors in the United States.
Melissa's Certifications: USKMA Certified Krav Maga Level 2 Instructor, Foundation Krav Maga Certified Level 3 Instructor, CrossFit Level 1 certified trainer, CrossFit Level 2 certificate holder, CrossFit Kids certified trainer, CORE-MMA Level 1 certified instructor, Scandinavian Defendo Level 1 Hard Target Practitioner
We are a group of Krav Maga practitioners, martial artists, and CrossFit affiliate owners who are passionate about making people safer and healthier, and supporting businesses who share that passion.
We are martial artists with a combined experience of over 50 years in multiple disciplines. We are business owners. We are educators. We are Black Belts. But we are also parents, spouses, and people who are active in our community. We understand that you do what you do because you love it, not just because it feeds your family.
Foundation Krav Maga was started when people with diverse backgrounds came together over a common goal: to develop a national organization that supports people like us. People who want to become healthier and safer, and who want to help others do the same.
Our backgrounds include training and certification from such organizations as Krav Maga Worldwide, Krav Maga Alliance, United States Krav Maga Association, Gracie Jiu Jitsu, North American Defendo Alliance, and more. Our decades of experience span such systems as Krav Maga, Kajukenbo, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Scandinavian Defendo, CrossFit...to name a few.
We bring our varied experience together to establish the foundation on which others can learn and grow. Whether you're looking for one small element from our menu, or a soup-to-nuts solution, our knowledgeable, passionate staff can help you grow and succeed.
Alan Condon is a lifelong martial artist and has been actively training for 40 years.
Alan says, “More importantly I am in the trenches everyday as a Full Time Owner and Instructor. This year 2014 we celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary. I am not a former school owner/consultant who has been out of the game /real world of running a profitable Martial Arts School. Or will advise you to do kiddie Birthday parties.”
Alan’s thirst for knowledge in the Reality Self Defense and combative arts has led him to train with some of the world’s top authorities. He is a 6th Degree Black Belt and also has teaching credentials in 6 different Martial Art styles.
Alan’s unique training and learning progressions will offer you a systematic, building-block approach to developing the the school of your dreams. You can also check out www.AlbanyMMA.com & www.Albanykravmaga.com for some killer testimonials from Alan’s gym.
Alan's Certifications: Level 5 Krav Maga Instructor, Black Belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Carlos Machado), Kajukenbo, Muay Thai, American Kenpo, Kuntaw/Arnis/Silat, & Shaolin Kempo, Scandinavian Defendo Level 1 Hard Target Practitioner
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A graphic designer by trade, Terri’s passion for physical fitness eventually led her to pursue certifications in teaching self defense and fitness. Terri has climbed the ropes from Level 1 Krav Maga student, to instructor, to marketing manager and finally to gym owner and co-founder of Foundation Krav Maga. Terri is behind the scenes and on the frontlines as a gym owner and instructor at Ohio Krav Maga & Fitness daily.
In January of 2011, Terri earned the second Black Belt ever awarded to a female in the USKMA. She earned her 2nd degree Black Belt in October of 2013 from Foundation Krav Maga. She is also an experienced CrossFit competitor, having competed as an individual at the regional level in 2010. Terri is currently training to become one of the first Scandinavian Defendo certified instructors in the United States.
Terri's Certifications: Krav Maga Worldwide Phase 1 instructor, USKMA Certified 1st Degree Black Belt Krav Maga Instructor, Foundation Krav Maga Certified 2nd Degree Black Belt Krav Maga Instructor, CrossFit CFL2 certificate holder, CrossFit Kids certified trainer, USAW, CF Mobility, Yoga Alliance 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certified, CORE-MMA Level 1 certified instructor, Scandinavian Defendo Level 1 Hard Target Practitioner, Wingate Institute Bukan Krav Maga Teaching Course