Eric’s first introduction to Krav Maga was in 2010, when his daughter joined Xtreme Krav Maga St. Louis at the age of 6. Neither Eric or his family had done any martial arts before. While watching all the classes, he grew to love it and wanted to join himself. He did what most people do and procrastinated, for a few years.
In 2012, he had decided this is the time for a change in my life, however, 2012 brought a very unexpected change in his health. While he was recovering, he encouraged his wife and son to start training.
It has been a great experience being able to do this as a family and has brought them closer together. Finally, in January 2014, Eric began training in Krav Maga and was hooked after the first class. After a year of hard work and training he was fortunate enough to start an apprenticeship to become a certified Krav Maga instructor. During this time, he continued testing up as a student.
In August 2015, he successfully completed Krav Maga Worldwide Phase A certification. Eric loves teaching and passing on the knowledge of self defense to others. It is never too late to start new adventures in life and he has never regretted taking that first step in that journey, only regretted the time he wasted. Knowing that he has the tools needed to protect himself and his loved ones is a very good feeling.
“All of the trainers over at XKM St. Louis are awesome! I’m typically in Eric’s classes and he always adds that “something extra”. The mental connection to the physical aspect of Krav Maga.
In his words, “you’re not here to learn how to box or wrestle, you are here to learn how to save your life and the lives of your loved ones”
That extra really does make all the difference.”
– Leo, Student
“My son Alex started training at Xtreme Krav Maga in 2012 with Eric and his own kids.
Alex is an adult orange belt (at the age of 14) and Eric has been there with him through from the beginning and all of his belt tests.
My daughter saw how much he loved it so she wanted to try it too. Alaina is now a yellow belt and loves doing her advanced classes.”
– Margurite, Parent of Student
Classes Taught: Krav Maga Beginner, Krav Maga Intermediate, Youth Krav Maga
Krav Maga Worldwide Expert I Certified