Meet our Instructors!
Krav Maga, Conditioning, Fight, Kids and Teens, Women’s Only Self Defense, Private Training, Krav Maga Law Enforcement Training
Dustin is an Expert 5 (Black Belt) level certified instructor in Krav Maga—one of four Black Belt level instructors in Canada. He also holds a Black Belt in Matsu Bayashi Shorin Ryu Karate, which he earned in 2006 after attending a training trip to Japan with the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai (DNBK). Dustin also has experience in other disciplines such as Boxing, Kick Boxing, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Capoeira, just to name a few.
Dustin took over as Head Instructor and owner of Krav Maga Waterloo in February of 2020, after 18 years of being with the company. His commitment to the Krav Maga Waterloo has even deeper roots, having basically grown up there after starting in the kid’s program at the age of 12. Quickly, Dustin excelled in his training, attending every day, and completing every seminar and special training that was available to him.
Later, Dustin achieved extremely high marks in his Krav Maga Instructor training, which is especially impressive as he was one of the youngest instructors ever to complete these certifications.
Dustin has completed his full Instructor certification after passing Phase C in October 2011. His Expert 1 level certification course was completed in January 2013 and Expert 2 level certification in July 2014. On August 26th, 2018, Dustin earned his Expert 5 (Black Belt) level certification among fifteen other candidates from across the United States and Europe.
Dustin has worked with the KW Spinners Wheelchair athletes on Self Defense and Martial Arts skills since 2006. In addition to teaching his group classes, Dustin also enjoys working one-on-one with students to help them to achieve their training goals.
Krav Maga, Conditioning
Pavol is an Expert Level 1 (Brown Belt) certified instructor in Krav Maga. Pavol has also been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since 2017 and currently holds a Blue Belt. He considers it to be an excellent complement to his Krav Maga training.
Pavol started his tour of martial arts in 2005, dabbling in everything from Kenpō to Taekwondo, and Jiu-Jitsu. In 2012, while in search of the most practical system he could find, he stumbled upon Krav Maga and never looked back. Pavol achieved a level 4 in Krav Maga before becoming certified to teach in 2017. He now holds an Expert Level 1 certification.
Pavol is extremely passionate about fitness. He regularly trains bodyweight, kettlebell, and powerlifting just to name a few.