The Krav Maga Alliance is proud to announce the formation of an Executive Board to help manage our growth and assist current and new affiliates and instructors!

KMA is growing and we need to establish a team to oversee various aspects of the organization. We have put together a very accomplished group of school owners and instructors! All of these individuals are already art of the Krav Maga Alliance Training Team and all of them run successful martial arts schools.

It’s important to note that John Whitman, Founder of the Krav Maga Alliance, will maintain his open door, answer to the phone policy. If you need to speak with him, just email or call and he will get back to you. Every new affiliate will still receive his personal mobile number and can contact him at any time.


John Whitman

International Director

JOHN WHITMAN is a 5th degree black belt in Krav Maga, a certified Young Warriors Krav Maga Kids instructor, a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, and a certified USAW Sport Performance Coach. He is the first person in the world to hold a Senior Instructor degree from the prestigious Wingate Institute in Netanya, Israel. He served as president of Krav Maga Worldwide for 8 years, and has been teaching since 1994. John teaches civilian, military, and law enforcement personnel, and has taught elite military units in the United States and abroad. John is the founder of the Krav Maga Alliance, an international organization of Krav Maga schools with affiliates worldwide. He is co-author of the books Complete Krav Maga and Krav Maga For Beginners. John has been featured in the videos Krav Maga Complete Set and Ultimate Krav Maga. He has “train the trainer” status and has trained most of the other Krav Maga instructors currently working in North America. He contributed significantly to the creation of the certification course used in North America to train Krav Maga instructors. He has appeared in numerous media outlets, including The Today Show, ABC News, and CNN.

John Whitman will remain directly in charge of support programs for countries outside the U.S.

Tony Morrison

Deputy Chief Instructor

Tony Morrison is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga and an 8th Degree Black Belt in Kaizen Karate. He is the owner and founder of Top Gun Karate & Krav Maga in Manhasset, New York. Tony will be responsible for overseeing the KMA Training Team and following through with the company vision set by John Whitman.

Richard Swords

Affiliate Director

Richard Swords is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga, a 4th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, and owner of Krav Pro in Duluth, Georgia. Richard is responsible for overseeing the programs and delivery of information to affiliates. He will ensure that we are doing our utmost to provide high quality support to the schools in our organization

Derrek Hofrichter

Operations Director

Derrek is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga and the owner of East Valley Krav Maga in Phoenix, Arizona. Derrek has an extensive background in public relations. He will be responsible for promoting the overall Krav Maga Alliance program and also educating affiliates about public relations strategies to benefit their schools.

Rachel Greenbaum

StrikeFit Director

Rachel is a Black Belt in Krav Maga and the Manager of the Krav Maga Alliance. She has been teaching StrikeFit certifications for several years and will be responsible for planning and executing StrikeFit instructor certifications.

Jeremy Stafford

KMA Force Director

Jeremy is a Black Belt in Krav Maga, currently serving police officer responsible for officer training for a major metropolitan police agency, and a former Marine with combat experience. Jeremy has already served for several years as the KMA Force Director and will continue that role as the law enforcement/military division expands.

Todd Johnson

KMA Force Assistant Director – Operations

Todd is a Black Belt in Krav Maga and a current SWAT team member for a Southern California police department. He is a former Marine with combat experience. Todd has taught multiple training programs for KMA Force, including LE certifications, Civilian LE certifications, and firearms courses.

Donavin Britt

KMA Force Assistant Director – Curriculum

Donavin is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga and owner of Krav Maga Las Vegas.  Donavin will work directly with Jeremy Stafford to organize the LE curriculum and analyze new developments in techniques and tactics.

Casey Boyer

Chairman of the Professional Committee

Casey is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga and holds an Instructor Diploma from Wingate Institute. Casey is the owner of Southpaw Krav Maga in Dublin, Ohio. Casey will chair the Professional Committee responsible for analyzing techniques and suggesting changes and additions to the curriculum.

Tony Morrison

Young Warriors Krav Maga Assistant Director

In addition to his responsibilities as Deputy Chief Instructor, Tony will oversee the Young Warriors Krav Maga program.

Sepi Melamed

Young Warriors Krav Maga Assistant Director

Sepi is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga and member of the Krav Maga Alliance Training Team. Sepi has been instrumental in organizing multiple events for KMA, from various KMA Force Certifications to the annual Trial By Firearms events. She also helped develop the Young Warriors Krav Maga program.