JOEL THAM
INTEGRATED COMBAT SYSTEMS (ICS) INSTRUCTOR, KRAV MAGA INSTRUCTOR

Self Defence Instructor - JoelJoel Tham has been doing martial arts since his childhood. In his college years Joel headed the Avondale College Tae Kwon Do team and medalled at the NZ Nationals. One of his martial art highlights was flying to Australia for the trans-Tasman fight and winning gold in his division.

In the need for a more effective system of self-defence Joel took up Krav Maga in 2009 and has not looked back ever since. After years of rigourous training and tutelage he received his instructor certification comes from Lior Offenbach (Combat Krav Maga International).

In order to ensure that he and his students are always experiencing the best training possible Joel learns from some of the best in the industry, including:
Professor Itay Gil, Protect Israeli Security Solutions, Israel
Lior Offenbach, Combat Krav Maga International, Israel
Peter Sciarra, CQC Integrated Combat Systems, Australia
W. Hock Hochheim, Force Necessary, USA


CERTIFICATIONS:
Combat Krav Maga International Certified Instructor
ICS (Integrated Combat Systems) Instructor, Level 8
Combat Krav Maga Level 10
Force Necessary: Hand, Knife and Stick Level 4
LANS Tactical Pistol Course 1, 2 and 3
First Aid Level 1


Achievements
2x Bronze, 1x Silver at NZ Tae Kwon Do Nationals
Gold Medal at the trans-Tasman Tae Kwon Do
2011/2016 Civilian Self Defence Workshops with Prof. ITAY GIL, PROTECT Israeli Security Solutions
2018 Integrated Combat Systems seminar with Peter Sciarra
LJUBISA PAVIC - LUBY
KRAV MAGA INSTRUCTOR, INTEGRATED COMBAT SYSTEMS (ICS) INSTRUCTOR

Self Defence Instructor - LubyFrom very young age, Ljubisa Pavic (Luby) was finding himself in the situations where he'd be leading a resistance to bullying and injustice, protecting weak against the violence, and this is one of things that drives him even today.

Luby started training martial arts in Budokai in Zagreb, Croatia at the age of 14 at the Budokai Centre under the founder of Budokai, Dr. Emin Topic. Budokai unites wrestling, boxing and traditional weapons handling into a modern discipline. During his years at Budokai Centre, Luby competed in a few competitions (Budokai & Full Contact kick boxing) and was showing a promising career, however a civil war in former Yugoslavia placed his martial arts training on hold until he moved to New Zealand.

Over the years he tried a few disciplines but ended up not pursing them due to deficiencies in traditional martial arts when used in self defence against real world violence, but then he discovered KRAV MAGA.

After years of training intensively in Krav Maga, he was certified as a Civilian Krav Maga Instructor in July 2017, by Prof. ITAY GIL, founder and CEO of Protect Israeli Security Solutions. Together with Joel, Luby runs KRAV FIGHTER with the aim of improving the self defence skills of everyday people, thus making New Zealand a safer place.

CERTIFICATIONS:
Protect Civilian KRAV MAGA Certified Instructor
ICS (Integrated Combat Systems) Instructor, Level 4
Combat Krav Maga Level 7
LANS Tactical Pistol Course 1, 2 and 3
Intermediate First Aid (workplace). Covers unit standards 6400, 6401, 6402

TRAINING WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS:
Knife Workshops - 1, 2 and 3
Baton Defence Workshop
CQC (Close Quarters Combat)
Multiple attackers (with and without weapons)
Ground Combat Workshop
Civilian Self Defence Workshop, Prof. ITAY GIL, Protect Israeli Security Solutions (2016)
SYSTEMA training workshops with Alex Kostic (2016) and seminars with Adam & Brendon Zettler (2016), and Kwan Lee (2017)
Integrated Combat Systems training seminar with Peter Sciarra (2018)

Luby has a particular interest in movement and possibilities of continuous development of mobility as people age.
CHARLIE RILEY
COMBAT STRIKING INSTRUCTOR, INTEGRATED COMBAT SYSTEMS (ICS) INSTRUCTOR

Self Defence Instructor - CharlieCharlie began training in Tae Kwondo in Aberdeen, Scotland, at the age of 16 at the Teh's Tae Kwondo Institute under chief instructor Thomas McLaughlin. Not totally happy with the system Charlie started training in Chinese Boxing under Sifu Dr Javid Birjandi.

After moving to New Zealand in 1995 Charlie started training with Siu Lum Gar Kung Fu and Kickboxing under the watchful eye of chief instructor Sigung Martin Lindgreen, and progressed through the grades rapidly to become one of Siu Lum Gars Kickboxing/Chinese Boxing instructors, later receiving his black sash in Kung Fu while running four of his own branches throughout Auckland.

Charlie has a vision that everyone young and old gets the chance to learn the basic fundamentals and techniques of how to defend themselves. He regularly runs workshops for corporates, non-profit organisations, schools, colleges and Universities and offers free community based workshops throughout New Zealand.

Charlie also runs training for civilian based security personnel given his level of depth and understanding of self defence applications for all situations.

CERTIFICATIONS:
Owner & Lead Instructor of SAFE Self Defence & Close Quarters Combat
Siu Lum Gar Kung Fu Auckland, Black Sash
ICS (Integrated Combat Systems) Instructor, Level 8
Protect Self Defence accredited trainer (Level One)
Force Necessary: Hand, Knife and Stick Level 4
Level 3 PAC (Pacific Archipelago Combatives)
Level 3 FFC (Freelancer Filipino Combatives Instructor)
CKM Knife Workshops 1, 2 and 3
Founder and Architect of The Women's Street Smart Workshops and the Combative Kids Workshops


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