Paul Grey – Training Director. British Krav Maga Association
Krav Maga Newcastle is run by BKMA Graduate Instructor Jeff Hollows. Jeff has a training cv going back to 1994 where he began training as a junior through traditional Martial Arts route.
In 2007 Jeff joined the British Army where he trained in Mauy Thai later training in Thailand with Phuket Top Team.
Whilst in the Britsh Army Jeff also trained in the Gracie Survival Tactics, A military/Law Enforcement version of Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Whilst in the Army Jeff trained as a surveillance and target acquisition specialist working in hostile environments internationally.
During this period Jeff also trained in and qualified as a JKD Instructor under Paul Vunaks Progressive Fighting System and later with Adaptive Martial Concepts. On leaving the Army, Jeff attended the British Krav Maga Association Instructor Certification and successfully completed 21 days Krav Maga Instructor Training.
In 2015 Jeff progressed on to the certified Military Instructor course run by the Association for Instructors with active military experience, Jeff is also a trained and certified instructor under Amit Porat, a senior IDF Krav Maga instructor having trained direct in Israel with Amit and the International Military Krav Maga organisation.
Jeff runs a welcoming, friendly training environment that welcomes all abilities and fitness levels. If you’d like to come see for yourself, Jeff offers free trial sessions as an intro for those who may be interested in training in Krav Maga.
Krav Maga Lineage
Your Instructor Jeff was taught and certified by Paul Grey (Head coach of the British Krav Maga Association) and Amit Porat (Senior IDF Krav Maga Instructor).
Paul in turn was certified at Instructor level in 04 by Eyal Yanilov and Amnon Darsa (IKMF) who were taught and certified under Imi – the founder of Krav Maga where he ran Krav Maga Bristol, one of the largest IKMF clubs in the UK. Paul Grey also trained and certified under Krav Maga Worldwide via Thierry Viatour (deceased) and John Pascal (Military/Law Enforcement Krav Maga). Both of these instructors were trained and certified under Darren Levene who again has a lineage going directly back Imi Sde Or.
- Graduate Krav Maga Instructor – British Krav Maga Association
- Military Krav Maga Instructor – British Krav Maga Association
- International Militiary Krav Maga Instructor – IMKM Under Amit Porat (Senior IDF Instructor)
- BTEC Level 3 in Self Defence Instruction
- Paul Vunak Progressive fighting systems – Instructor
- Certified Instructor – Certified Mountain Leader – British Army