Greg Amundson – Owner and Lead Instructor
Greg Amundson began his training in both CrossFit and Krav Maga in December 2001. Greg had the unique opportunity to learn directly from the founder of CrossFit and many of the highest ranking Krav Maga instructors in the World, including Michael Margolin, Jon Pascal and Londale Theus. In 2003, Greg completed the rigorous Krav Maga FORCE Training Division Instructor Series and was subsequently invited to participate in the Krav Maga Lead Instructor Development Program. In 2004, Greg achieved Instructor Certification for Krav Maga Law Enforcement and Military Application through the Krav Maga FORCE Training Division. Greg has taught Krav Maga to thousands of Law Enforcement Officers and Military Operators from around the World.
Greg brings a wealth of credibility, passion and real world experience to his instruction of Krav Maga. Greg served on the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team and Riot Control Team for over eight years. Greg also worked for several years as a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent on the Southwest border of Mexico and as the DEA Liaison to the highly effective Border Enforcement Security Task-Force (BEST) Team. During Greg’s extensive Law Enforcement career, he was involved in over fifty combative engagements in which he safely and lawfully used Krav Maga.
Greg has provided Expert Testimony in both State and Federal Court on Police Officer’s use of Krav Maga and Defensive Tactics. Greg is a California Certified Defensive Tactics Instructor for Law Enforcement, an Army Combatives Instructor, and a Federally recognized Expert Witness on Use of Force and Combatives for Law Enforcement. Greg is also the owner of CrossFit Amundson in Santa Cruz, CA and is the founder and instructor of the CrossFit Goal Setting Trainer Course.
Glenn Johnson – Instructor
Glenn Johnson has been practicing Krav Maga and CrossFit for over four years and is passionate about teaching others fitness, personal-safety and the Warrior Spirit. Glenn is married and the father of two beautiful children.
Jon Pascal – Adjutant Instructor and Law Enforcement Advisor
Jon Pascal is a 4th Degree Black in Krav Maga and has studied Krav Maga for over 25 years. He is the Director of the Krav Maga Worldwide™ (KMW), Force Training Division and has 15 years of law enforcement experience with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He is currently a Reserve Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Field Operations Training Unit, Force Training Division and has trained in the US, Israel, Europe and Asia.
The KMW Force Training Division is dedicated exclusively to training Law Enforcement, Military personnel. Jon and the KMW Force Training Division are responsible for providing training and support to over 4000 KMW Force Training Division instructors worldwide.
Michael Margolin – Adjutant Instructor and Technical Advisor
Michael is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga and one of the founding member of Krav Maga Worldwide in Santa Monica, CA. Michael is also a CrossFit Level I Instructor and teaches at the CrossFit Affiliate at the Krav Maga Worldwide Headquarters. Michael has traveled around the World teaching the application of Krav Maga to civilians, Military Units and members of Law Enforcement Agencies. Michael has been teaching Krav Maga for over 25 years. Michael also heads the Instructor Development program and Krav Maga Licensing program. In this capacity, Michael has certified hundreds of Krav Maga Instructors from around the World.
Tina Angelitti – Adjutant Instructor and Fitness Coordinator
Tina is an advanced Krav Maga Instructor in addition to a CrossFit Level I Instructor. Tina is the Fitness Director for Krav Maga Worldwide where she leads the CrossFit program and Bag Conditioning Class. Tina is the “face” of Krav Maga and has been featured in hundreds of instructional videos, books and photographs depicting Krav Maga techniques and principles. Tina is a high level CrossFit Athlete who has competed in both the 2011 and 2012 CrossFit Regionals. Tina has worked extensively with the Santa Monica Police Department on the implementation of a CrossFit and Krav Maga program. Tina coordinates the fitness training at Krav Maga Santa Cruz and promotes a seamless integration of CrossFit into the Krav Maga program.