Lead Instructor

Jonathan Fader -  Co-Founder

 Lead Instructor



Since a young boy, I had always been fascinated with the military and martial arts. It was not until the age of 21 when I decided that my career in Occupational Health and Safety was not exactly what I wanted to be doing at this stage in my life. I decided to drop everything and pursue my dreams of learning martial arts and joining the military. I decided because of my heritage that I would like to join the Israeli Defense Force. However, from the time I made the decision until the time I moved to Israel, it was almost a year. In 2008 I met Borhan Jiang and started training in Krav Maga.



In 2009 I moved to Israel and served almost 2 years in the 84th infantry brigade, 424th battalion called Shaked. During my military service, I also learned military Krav Maga as required by the training. I did tours of duty in both the West Bank and the Golan Heights. I was involved with everything from roadblocks to arrests and riots.


In the summer of 2011, I returned to Canada.   I felt that this was my home and where I had to be. I immediately started training Krav Maga again with both Borhan Jiang and Master level 1 Marcus Torgeson. In order to improve my combat skills since my return, I have also started learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Pilipino Kali. However, no matter what martial arts I have learned I have always found that Krav Maga is by far the simplest and easiest and most effective system. Other systems take years to be able to actually use in self defense situations while Krav Maga takes months. Without a doubt, it is the most effective form of self defense on the planet. I wish to work hard so that I can achieve my goal of becoming a full instructor.

 

I hope to see you in our classes and look forward to helping you develop confidence and learn the art of self defense.

 

Sincerely,
Jonathan Fader

Assistant Instructors

Steven Lo

Steven has been training at UTKM for many Years. He has been teaching since 2016 when he was certified as an Assistant Instructor. He also dabbles in other styles like boxing, Muay Thai and Filipino Martial arts. Steven Usually teaches on Thursdays in Richmond.

UTKM Rank: Orange Belt

Karch Tan

Karch has been training with UTKM since 2016, and despite having a martial arts background (Tae Kwon Do & Boxing), nothing had been able to keep his interest until joining Krav Maga. Aside from teaching, Karch also trains in the other two disciplines offered at UTKM, Muay Thai & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

 

Outside of UTKM, Karch is currently working on his Criminology diploma to become a Law Enforcement Agent in the future. Karch hopes that his knowledge & martial art skills will serve him well in his future career path.

UTKM Rank: Orange Belt

Petra Foerster

Born and raised in the far East of Germany she started practicing Judo at the age of 6. In December 2012 she decided to move to Vancouver and stumbled into Krav Maga at the end of 2014 at a gym downtown Vancouver. I

 

n fall of 2016, she switched to UTKM and is enjoying the great community of Kravists here. Later Petra got interested in BJJ and started to practice, soon offering help with the stand up fighting.

 

Currently holding a brown belt in Judo she started training Judo again at a Kensington Judo club, after a long break.

 

Petra is also now a UTKM assistant instructor for Krav Maga and a UTKM Orange Belt. She also loves too share a little bit more of Judo with whoever is interested.

UTKM Rank: Orange Belt

Andrew Ferguson

Andrew joined UTKM in 2015 when his daughter demanded a practical self defense method and Krav Maga is that. 

 

Before UTKM he had done Shotokan Karate, Aiki-jutsu, Wushu. He practised Yang Style Tai Chi since 1997and still practices today. 

 

 

Andrew enjoys teaching people to learn Krav Maga so that they are better prepared to deal with the kind of things he knows all to well can happen to people whether they like it our not. 

 

 

UTKM Rank: Orange Belt

Dave Young

Dave is a musician from Port Moody, BC.  Besides his pursuit of musical prosperity, he has also long had an interest in martial arts which his father kindled by putting him in Tae Kwon Do during his teen years.  Dave enjoyed the discipline and the training but when he learned of the practical and real-world nature of Krav Maga, he knew he had found the style that suited him best.  Training in Krav Maga has become a part of Dave’s lifestyle, and he is currently a student and assistant instructor with Urban Tactics Krav Maga.

UTKM Rank: Green Belt

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