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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 T.

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Adrian T.

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.

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.

Bridget L.

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Bridget L.

Krav Maga Instructor, Fitness Instructor
Role(s)

Fitness, Self Defense

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

Educator

KM LEVEL

3

KM LEVEL INSTRUCTOR

3

AWARD MOST PROUD OF

5th Place Award in the National Trail Ultra Run 100K

HOBBIES

Anything that involves fitness and outdoors. Very involved in the running and soccer community in San Antonio. Competitive ultra runner (trails) and road running. Indoor/Outdoor soccer. Also finding my past love one again, DANCE!

DEGREES/MAJORS

Early Childhood Education Degree, Masters Special Education/Kinesiology Sports Practice, Certification General Education/Sp. Education/Kinesiology *AFHA Group Fitness Cert. *Coopers Group Fitness Cert. *ACE Group Fitness Cert.

WHY DO YOU TEACH

Teaching is my livelihood. I was born to teach! Teaching is my passion. My passion to communicate important information to others. Information that will change peoples lives forever!

Bryce M.

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Bryce M.

Self Defense
Role(s)

Self Defense

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

4

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 A.

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Dana A.

Krav Maga, GenZ & Fitness Instructor
Role(s)

Fitness, Self Defense

Other Employment

Insurance Claim Specialist

KM Level

2

Hobbies

Reading, exercise

Degrees/Majors

Criminal Justice with a major in Sociology & focus in psychology

WHY DO YOU TEACH

I love to see the look on someone's face when they finally "get it"

Daniel P.

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Daniel P.

Krav Maga Instructor
Role(s)

Self Defense

KM LEVEL

4

KM LEVEL INSTRUCTOR

4

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.

Ernesto

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Ernesto

Krav Maga Instructor
KM LEVEL

5

KM LEVEL INSTRUCTOR

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 traing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I tend to binge watch shows on Netflix. Oh and PUPPIES!

Why do you teach?

I like to help people.

Henry H.

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Henry H.

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!

Jason P.

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Jason P.

Krav Maga Instructor
Role(s)

Self Defense

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

Moving Company Owner

KM LEVEL

4

KM LEVEL INSRUCTOR

3

Javi V.

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Javi V.

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 R.

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Jennifer R.

Krav Maga, GenZ Instructor
Role(s)

Self Defense

Jesse Q.

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Jesse Q.

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 B.

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Jessica B.

Fitness Instructor
Role(s)

Fitness

Joe

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Joe

Fitness Instructor

John C.

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John C.

Krav Maga Instructor
Role(s)

Self Defense

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

Owner of a Moving Company

KM LEVEL

5

KM LEVEL INSTRUCTOR

1

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 D.

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Kizzie D.

Krav Maga Instructor
Role(s)

Self Defense

KM LEVEL

4

KM LEVEL INSTRUCTOR

1

Marc A.

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Marc A.

Krav Maga Instructor
Role(s)

Self Defense

Marc A.

Owner of Alonso Jewelry Designs

KM LEVEL

3

KM LEVEL INSTRUCTOR

3

HOBBIES

Hunting, running, pistol shooting & working out

DEGREES/MAJORS

Graduate Gemologist

WHY DO YOU TEACH

To give people confidence to defend themselves.

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

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

Teni

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Teni

Krav Maga Instructor
OTHER EMPLOYMENT

Occupational Therapist & Swing Dance Instructor

KM LEVEL

3

KM LEVEL INSTRUCTOR

4

AWARD MOST PROUD OF

1st place International Lindy Hop Championships Balboa Division, 2015 1st Place Balboa Invitational Division at Lonestar Championships 2015 & 2016

HOBBIES

I have been dancing, teaching and competing in swing dancing since 2004.

DEGREES/MAJORS

Master's of Occupational Therapy from UTHSCSA, Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Colorado

WHY DO YOU TEACH

I feel it is important that people know how to protect themselves and that they feel empowered.

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.

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

Billy M.

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Billy M.

Fitness Instructor
Role(s)

Fitness