Krav Maga Anchorage | IKMA Gidon System's instructors and history, anchorage martial arts, self defense, safety, yoga, bjj, brazilian jiujitsu, brazilian jiu-jitsu
Profiles and info on the instructors at Israeli Krav Maga Alaska & Fitness, anchorage martial arts, self defense, safety, yoga, bjj, brazilian jiujitsu, brazilian jiu-jitsu
Haim Gidon, David Kahn, Yigal Arbiv, Nir Maman, advanced weapons training, cory davis, Noam Gidon, anchorage martial arts, self defense, safety, yoga, bjj, brazilian jiujitsu, brazilian jiu-jitsu
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Cory Davis is the Lead Instructor at Israeli Krav Maga Alaska. He started his martial arts career at the age of 8 and began his Krav Maga Gidon System training in 2009. In 2013, Cory traveled to Israel where he trained with Grand Master Haim Gidon 10th dan (highest ranking Kravist in the world), Senior Instructor Yigal Arbiv (5th dan), and Senior Instructor Noam Gidon (5th dan) and received his instructor certification after 100 hours of training. Cory also tested for his level 3-4 at the end of his instructor course and successfully passed.



Paul Chadwick is an Instructor at Anchorage Krav Maga. Paul started his self-defense training with 5 1/2 years of Hap Kwon Do, which is a mix of Kung Fu, Hap Ki Do, and Tae Kwon Do. He found the Israeli Krav Maga Association when researching for a self-defense that dealt with more modern-day combat. Once Paul took his first class, he knew it was exactly what he was looking for. Paul started training in February 2015 under Cory Davis, and in July 2017, he received his Assistant Instructor Certification through David Kahn, IKMA US Chief Instructor.



In 2002 after a frightening experience while protecting a child, Lou realized he needed a fast and effective style of self defense. He began training in Krav Maga while he was living in Oregon. A few years later he moved to Alaska and waited for Krav Maga to follow. In 2010 he eventually found and attended a tactical Israeli combat course where he was re-introduced to Krav Maga. During the training he found the only Israeli Krav Maga gym in Alaska, run by Instructor Alec Goenner, and began his training once again. After a year and a half of training in Israeli Krav Maga Gidon System he attended the annual instructor course held at the U.S. Training Headquarters in Hamilton, NJ with Grandmaster Haim Gidon. He successfully passed the course and also received his yellow belt. Lou enjoys teaching and continues his training on a daily basis as he continually learns and receives immense satisfaction watching the students progress into strong self confident men and women who are able to defend themselves and their families.



Jarvis Edwards is a second-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He was awarded a black belt by Nelson Monteiro in 2010 after winning gold in the adult brown belt division at the US Open.


He began training BJJ in 1999. He has traveled the country competing and training under the guidance of a variety of instructors most notably of which are Eduardo De Lima, Jim Kelly, Pedro Sauer, and Nelson Monteiro.


During the 20 years that he has been studying BJJ, he has acquired a vast understanding of Jiu Jitsu as a self-defense, a sport, and an art. He draws upon all those experiences to create a fun, effective, and safe learning environment.




Han began his BJJ journey in 2005. He wanted to evolve as a martial artist and fell in love with the “Gentle Art”. Since then, he decided he wanted to obtain a blue belt in BJJ and received his blue belt in 2006. Three years later, in late 2009, he earned his purple belt under Professor Ted Stickel. After receiving his few stripes on his purple belt, he wanted to give back to the academy by teaching part time. In 2016, he received his brown belt under Professor Jarvis Edwards.



Raquel comes with over 200 hours of experience, and earned her Teacher Training certificate, and she is also a Yoga Alliance Member. She will be teaching Vinyasa (Flow Style), a fluid and active style of yoga, emphasized by the linking of breath and movement. All-levels are welcome. Expect to experience a range of postures (standing, seated, inverted, prone and supine), surya namaskar (sun salutations), pranayama (breath practices) and a closing relaxation (savasana).