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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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Pete Hardy

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Pete Hardy

STW Owner/Operator
Self Defense
Role(s)

Chief Instructor

KM Level

3rd Degree Black Belt

KM Level Instructor

3rd Degree Black Belt

Biography

40+ years in the fitness industry

12+ 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 of the Dangerously Cute Women's Self Defense Seminars

Recipient of the Jefferson Public Service Award

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

Amanda

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Amanda

Fitness Instructor
Role(s)

Fitness

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)

Fitness

Brad

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Brad

Bryce

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Bryce

Self Defense
Role(s)

Self Defense

Chris F

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Chris F

Krav Maga Instructor

Chris V.

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Chris V.

Krav Maga Instructor
Role(s)

Fitness, Self Defense

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

I.T. Supervisor

KM LEVEL

4

KM LEVEL INSTRUCTOR

1st Degree Black Belt

HOBBIES

Playing video games, watching movies

DEGREES/MAJORS

BBA Information Systems, BBA Information Assurance & MS Information Technology with a specialization in Information Assurance

WHY DO YOU TEACH

To help people learn skills and achieve their own goals.

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.

Erik

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Erik

Fitness Instructor

Ernesto

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Ernesto

Krav Maga Instructor
KM LEVEL

5

KM LEVEL INSTRUCTOR

1st Degree Black Belt

Certifications/Licenses:

KMW Black Belt, Braziliam Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt

Full Time Career

Krav Maga Director for STW Krav Maga & Fitness

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

On my free time I love to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I tend to binge watch shows on Netflix. Oh and PUPPIES!

Why do you teach?

I just like to help people.

Esteban

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Esteban

Fitness Instructor

Fernanda

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Fernanda

Gilbert

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Gilbert

Personal Trainer
Certifications/Licenses:

American College of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer

Full Time Career:

Wellness & Conditioning Specialist for Toyota Motor Mfg. Texas

Degree Major:

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Specialization in Exercise Science, UTSA

Hobbies/What do you like to do for fun/to relax?

Play drums & guitar, DJ at bars and nightclubs, mountain bike, flag football, video games, anything outdoors (hiking, climbing, swimming), game nights with family and traveling

Why Do You Teach?

I teach for the purpose of educating and transferring my love for health and fitness to people of all background and watching them progress and change their lives with my guidance.

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!

Jackie

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Jackie

Fitness Instructor
Degree Major:

Nursing Student at University of the Incarnate Word

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

Hiking, swimming, playing basketball, all outdoor activities. The beach is the best place to be.

Why do you teach?

Love to motivate and help others to their potential.

Jason

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Jason

Krav Maga Instructor
Role(s)

Self Defense

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

Moving Company Owner

KM LEVEL

4

KM LEVEL INSRUCTOR

5

Javi

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Javi

Area Fitness Director/Fitness Instructor
Role(s)

Fitness, Personal Trainer

Other Employment

STW Membership Adviser

Hobbies

Sports, Music & Staying Fit!

DEGREES/MAJORS

BS in Kinesiology, Health Promotion Specialization in Strength, Conditioning Coach & Fitness Instruction

WHY DO YOU TEACH

To impact and change as many lives as I can.

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.

Jessica

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Jessica

Fitness Instructor
Role(s)

Fitness

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 started teaching to get out of my comfort zone. I am a shy, introvert by nature and being in front of people was always terrifying. Teaching helped me confront that weakness and overcome it. I continue to teach because 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.

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

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?

Through STW, I have been given the chance to make a difference in this world. I'm happiest when I can help someone gain the confidence to stand up for themselves, improve their self-esteem, or learn a skill set to protect themselves and their family. It is then that I feel I'm doing my part to make it a better place.

Kizzie

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Kizzie

Krav Maga Instructor
KM Level

4

KM Level Instrutor

2

Full Time Career

USAA

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

Keyla

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Keyla

Fitness Instructor

Lucy

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Lucy

Krav Maga Instructor

Marc

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Marc

Krav Maga Instructor
KM Level

4

KM Level Instrutor

4

Certifications/Licenses

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?

I teach because I love knowing that I am making a difference in someone's life not only to protect themselves but knowing that I am giving them the confidence to do so.

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

Mari

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Mari

Fitness Instructor

Melissa

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Melissa

Fitness Instructor

Neida

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Neida

Fitness Instructor

Ray

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Ray

Krav Maga Instructor
KM LEVEL

4

KM LEVEL INSTRUCTOR

2

Certifications/Licenses:

NRA Pistol Instructor

Other Instruction:

Krav Maga Law Enforcment Training

Full Time Career:

Gasoline Environmental Compliance Manager

Degree Major:

BBA - Accounting

Military:

Former U.S. Army Air Assault - Explosives & Demolitions Expert

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

Kayaking, fishing, boating, backpacking, camping, hunting, scuba diving, competitive shooting, golf

WHY DO YOU TEACH

To increase the safety of my community

Richard

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Richard

Sam

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Sam

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.

Sylvia

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Sylvia

Krav Maga Instructor
Role(s)

Self Defense

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

Nurse

KM LEVEL

4

KM LEVEL INSTRUCTOR

4

Tiffany

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Tiffany

Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer

Trae

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Trae

Krav Maga Instructor, Fitness Instructor
KM LEVEL

4

KM LEVEL INSTRUCTOR

3

Certifications/Licenses

NCSF Personal Trainer

Full Time Career

STW Krav Maga & Fitness General Manager

Degree Major

Bachelors Degree in English

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

Working out, cooking, eating, spending time with my wife and our beagle

Why do you teach?

Krav Maga and STW saved/changed my life. From my career path to my physique and health. I believe that I have now been given a gift that I must share with people. I want to share my energy, my story, and everything I'm learning with others so that they too may be saved and see changes. From the everyday changes, like being more functional for yard work and keeping up with their children. To learning self defense and building confidence so that one day when they are faced with the trial of having to defens their lives or the life of a loved one, they may indeed do so.

Trey

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Trey

Fitness Instructor
KM Level:

3

Full Time Career:

Membership Advisor at STW Krav Maga & Fitness

Why Do You Teach?

I have the opportunity to make a living helping others be the best versions of themselves, and to witness thier personal transformations every step of the way.

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