STW 911 Instructors

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“If you want to get a good workout but at the same time learn techniques and have a good time come here! I love how the trainers push you to the limit (in a good way) and make you improve your skills and stamina. Great class variety, not your regular gym.” – Jennifer R. San Antonio, TX

“This place is amazing, from the staff to the instructors! Everyone here is super friendly and ready to help you out with anything you need. The instructors are no joke, and it doesn’t matter if you’re 50 or 13 or if you’re a women or a man. The instructors will push you to your limit and wont let you quit, they truly believe in what they teach. I never thought I could do certain workouts like I do now but everyone here is so encouraging and this place helps you to see the importance of fitness. I love it! I highly recommend this place!” – Neena R. Pleasanton, TX

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San Antonio's Only Authentic Certified Krav Maga Instructors

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Pete Hardy

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Pete Hardy

STW Owner/Operator
Self Defense
Role(s)

Chief Instructor and Owner of STW

KM Level

4th Degree Black Belt

KM Level Instructor

4th Degree Black Belt

Biography

40+ years in the fitness industry

20+ years serving San Antonio

15+ years Krav Maga Licensee

Certifications

NRA Pistol Instuctor

Krav Maga Train-the-Trainer

Contractor for the Alamo Area Council of Governments Law Enforcement Academy - Defensive Tactics Instructor

Contractor for the Department of Defense - Defensive Tactics Instructor

Founder and Creator of the Dangerously Cute Women's Self Defense Seminars

Recipient of the Jefferson Public Service Award

Certified USA Boxing Coach

Paige

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Paige

Area Fitness Director

Tanner Dean

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Tanner Dean

Training Director

Tanner comes to us from Washington State where he was the Training Director of the Yakima Athletic Club and YAC Fitness for 10 years.

He has been a NASM Certified Personal Trainer since 2007, and also has his NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, Corrective Exercises Specialist and Group Training Certifications.

He is a dotFIT Sponsored Athlete and has Competed in Powerlifting, Weightlifting and StrongMan with Washington State Records in ALL disciplines.

Over the years he has obtained many other Training Certifications ranging from TRX TEAM Coach to Les Mills SPRINT Coach, USA Powerlifting Club Coach, Kettlebell Athletics Level 1 and Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Rehabilitation.

Adrian

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Adrian

Krav Maga Instructor
Role(s)

Self Defense

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

Sheriff's Office

KM LEVEL

3

KM LEVEL INSTRUCTOR

2

HOBBIES

Sports, watching UFC fights, mini-golf, bowling, batting cages, movies

DEGREES/MAJORS

Business Management

FORMER MILITARY

United States Army

VETERAN

Operations in Bosnia

WHY DO YOU TEACH

To help people and give them tools that could possibly save their life.

Alexis

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Alexis

Role:

Fitness Instructor

Degree Major:

Kinesiology

Hobbies:

Hiking

Anthony

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Anthony

Krav Maga Instructor
KM Instructor Level

2

KM Student Level

4

Length of time at STW

8

Favorite Quote

“It’s not about where you come from, it’s about heart”

Armando

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Armando

Krav Maga Instructor
Role(s)

Self Defense

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

United States Air Force

KM LEVEL

5

KM LEVEL INSTRUCTOR

5

Art

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Art

Krav Maga Instructor & Fitness Instructor
OTHER EMPLOYMENT

Nurse

KM LEVEL

4

KM LEVEL INSTRUCTOR

4

AWARD MOST PROUD OF

Krav Maga Instructor Certification

HOBBIES

Piano/Saxaphone/Music

DEGREES/MAJORS

Nursing Degree, Microsoft Certification, CrossFit Certification

WHY DO YOU TEACH

To make a difference in the small corner of the world around me.

Billy

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Billy

Fitness Instructor
Role(s)

Crossroads Manager/Fitness instructor

Bridget

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Bridget

Fitness Instructor / Krav Maga Instructor

Brittany

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Brittany

Krav Maga Instructor
KM Instructor Level

2

KM Student Level

5

Degrees/Certifications

BA, MA, MPhil, MPH, PhD and Crisis Intervention Specialist certified

Full Time Career

Professor at OLOLU

Why do you teach at STW

I learn best by teaching, and I'm an eternal student.

Length of time with STW

8

Volunteering

Gendered violence consultant and community educator

Cisco

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Cisco

Fitness Instructor
Role(s)

Fitness

HOBBIES

Working Out

DEGREES/MAJORS

Radiology X-Ray Technician

WHY DO YOU TEACH

I love to teach because I like to motivate people and push them so that they can see how great they can be.

Dana

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Dana

Krav Maga, GenZ & Fitness Instructor
KM Level

2

KM Level Instrutor

2

Full Time Career

Liability Claims Specialist

Degree Major

Criminal Justice

Hobbies/What do you do for fun/To relax?

Workout, read, family game night

Why do you teach?

I love encouraging people to push the bar higher and seeing the look on their face when they succeed!

Daniel

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Daniel

Krav Maga Instructor
Role(s)

Self Defense

KM LEVEL

4

KM LEVEL INSTRUCTOR

1st Degree Black Belt

AWARD MOST PROUD OF

National Christian Home School Basketball Champion, 2010

HOBBIES

Playing sports, exercising, hanging with friends

DEGREES/MAJORS

Major Medicine Degree Biology/Kinesiology

WHY DO YOU TEACH

I teach to help people learn self-defense and to help them survive out in the streets.

Esteban

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Esteban

Fitness Instructor

Fernanda

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Fernanda

Henry

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Henry

Krav Maga Instructor
Role(s)

Fitness, Self Defense

KM LEVEL

1st Degree Black Belt

KM LEVEL INSTRUCTOR

5

F2F LEVEL

Yes

AWARD MOST PROUD OF

Krav Maga Black Belt

HOBBIES

Racing, Fishing, Training, Shooting

WHY DO YOU TEACH

To help people get to their goals!

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Jen H

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Jen H

Fitness Instructor
ROLE

Instructor, President of Dangerously CUTE and the Owners oldest daughter

DEGREES

BA Exercise Science

OTHER CERTS

NLP Master Certified Coach

HOBBIES

Soccer, Crafting

Awards/Achievements

UIL 4A State Wining Soccer Coach, 9 time accredited Coach of the Year as HS Varsity soccer coach

Favorite Quote

Leap and the new will appear.

Jennifer

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Jennifer

Krav Maga, GenZ Instructor
Role(s)

Self Defense

Jesse

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Jesse

Krav Maga Instructor
Role(s)

Self Defense

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

Pediatric Flight Nurse

KM LEVEL

5

KM LEVEL INSTRUCTOR

5

AWARD MOST PROUD OF

Employee of the quarter at hospital (received it when delivered a baby in parking lot)

HOBBIES

Working out, shooting handguns, movies, dancing and cooking

DEGREES/MAJORS

Bachelor of Science

FORMER MILITARY

Former U.S. Navy Medic

WHY DO YOU TEACH

I enjoy empowering people.

John

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John

Krav Maga Instructor
Role(s)

Self Defense

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

Owner of a Moving Company

KM LEVEL

5

KM LEVEL INSTRUCTOR

5

HOBBIES

Running, Soccer, Basketball

DEGREES/MAJORS

BA Biblical Theology

WHY DO YOU TEACH

To inspire people to become more confident to defend their lives.

Josh

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Josh

Fitness Instructor
Full Time Career:

Author

Degree Major:

Masters in Mechanical Engineering

Hobbies/What do you do for fun?

Basketball

Why Do You Teach?

I want to push people out of their comfort zones because I know that they are much stronger than they realize and I aim to help them push past those mental barriers that hold them back.

Cerifications

ISSA PT

Favorite Quote

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.' Emerson

How long have you been at STW?

4yr

Kathy

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Kathy

Fitness Instructor
Role(s)

Fitness

Keith

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Keith

Krav Maga Instructor
KM LEVEL

2nd Dan Black Belt

KM LEVEL INSTRUCTOR

2nd Dan Black Belt

Full Time Career:

Consumer Mortgage Underwriter -Wells Fargo

Military:

U.S. Navy, April 1992 - Honorable DIscharge, August 1998

Hobbies/What Do You Do For Fun/To Relax?

Relax with family in our hot tub in the back yard.

Why Do You Teach?

My favorite moments are when a student/member has a "break-thru"  moment.  Be it, a technique, understanding body mechanics, fitness goals, or mindset.

Volunteer Work

Soldier's Angels

Length of time at STW

13yrs

Favorite Quote

Just do it!

Kizzie

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Kizzie

Krav Maga Instructor
KM Level

4

KM Level Instrutor

2

Full Time Career

P&C Underwriting Manager

Degree Major

MSW & B.S.

Former or Current US Military:

U.S. Army Veteran

Hobbies/What do you do for fun/To relax?

Read, learn new things, toastmasters, movies, dancing, volunteering, working out, prayer warrior

Why do you teach?

I teach because I am passionate about what I can do for others. Being a Krav Maga instructor allows me to empower, uplift and encourage our members as well as help our members discover that beast that lies within!

What else would you like your students to know about you?

I am addicted to ice cream and I often

Marc

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Marc

Krav Maga Instructor
KM Level

4

KM Level Instrutor

4

Certifications/Licenses

Certified USA Boxing Coach, NRA Certified Pistol Instructor

Other Instruction

Former Bexar County Sherrifs Deputy, Brown Belt Taekwondo

Full Time Career

Graduate Gemologist/Jewelry Designer; Business Owner

Degree Major

Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America 1984

Hobbies/What do you do for fun/To relax?

Love hunting and spending time with family and friends

Why do you teach?

Love teaching because I Love instilling confidence in my students.

What I would like you to know about me

Owner of a jewely store and driving school because I love to teach...especially our youth

Length of time with STW?

13yrs

Favorite Quote

"All things are difficult before they are easy"

Fitness Instructor

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Fitness Instructor

Fitness Instructor

Melissa

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Melissa

Fitness Instructor

Neida

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Neida

Fitness Instructor

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Richard

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Richard

Rihanna

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Rihanna

Fitness Instructor

Shelly

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Shelly

Fitness Instructor
Role:

Fitness Instructor

Certifications:

NASM Personal Trainer

Degree:

Bachelor of Science in Kenisiology in Athletic Medicine

Full Time Career:

STW Krav Maga & Fitness General Manager

Hobbies:

Watching Movies, Swimming

Why Do You Teach?

To help others believe in themselves and achieve the things they think are too hard.

Stephanie

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Stephanie

GenZ Director
Roles

GenZ Director and Fitness Instructor

Certifications/Degrees

Bachelors in Elementary Education , Certified Personal Trainer Certified Gen Z Instructor, CPR/First Aid, Stop the Bleed

Full Time Career

Photographer

Sylvia

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Sylvia

Krav Maga Instructor
Role(s)

Self Defense

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

Nurse

KM LEVEL

4

KM LEVEL INSTRUCTOR

4

Tim

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Tim

Fitness Instructor

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Ty

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Ty

Personal Training/Coach

Yvette

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Yvette

Krav Maga Instructor, Fitness Instructor
OTHER EMPLOYMENT

Sales Receptionist Automobile Dealership

KM LEVEL

2

KM LEVEL INSTRUCTOR

1

HOBBIES

Working out, dancing (dance lessons), trying new and fun things and spending time with my husband and family.

DEGREES/MAJORS

Associates degree San Antonio College Kinesiology EC-12th

WHY DO YOU TEACH

To give back the confidence and strength I was given by Krav Maga