The founder and chief instructor at Pro Krav Maga Academy In Dublin is Paul Duffy, a native of Dublin City.
Paul currently holds the title of “Expert 1 Instructor” according to the standards set out by the International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF), headquartered in Israel.
He is Israeli trained and qualified to teach Krav Maga, and is still an active affiliate of the IKMF. We highly recommend that you make sure your instructor is affiliated before signing up to any other krav maga classes!
Paul specialized in civilian self protection, and teaches defence against both armed and unarmed assault according to the official IKMF syllabus.
The aim of the classes are to make them accessible and fun to everyone, while still keeping the necessary realistic training aspect.
Paul has trained under some of the systems highest masters, and travels annually to Israel to train and re-test at the source. In 2013, Paul also qualified as a “Krav Maga Tactical Fitness” Instructor, an innovative approach to combining cognitive and physical training based on Reax technology developed by Nike. He was part of a small team who were the worlds first to qualify in this, trained and certified in Israel by the developers of the idea – Master Avi Moyal (IKMF) and Dr. Erez Morag (Nike Research). Paul is also is a member of the Irish Institute of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), a modern and cutting edge branch of performance psychology, based around the science of learning and personal change. He is a full time instructor teaching people from all walks of life, and his classes have been featured on Irish prime time television.
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