Jonathan Fader - Co-Founder
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.