Krav Maga teacher plans to visit local affiliate

Costa Rica Krav Maga will host internationally known John Whitman for special sessions and instructor training in March.

Whitman is the former president of Krav Maga Worldwide, the largest Krav Maga organization in the world.

However, Mr. Whitman created and presides over a new organization named Krav Maga Alliance that has 42 affiliates throughout the world.

Krav Maga is a self defense method that originally was developed by the Israeli military.

James Powell, instructor for the Krav Maga International and Alliance affiliate in Costa Rica, said that he left the Krav Maga Global after experiencing a training session with Whitman in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“I was impressed with his teaching ability, knowledge, and the ease in which he transferred the information to his students. Being a great communicator is very important in teaching,” said Powell, who also noted that the alliance introduces the fitness and realistic training approach in its program.

Whitman is known around Hollywood for his other job, writing for television shows that include “Star Wars” and “24.” He has trained in Wing Gate, Israel, and has trained celebrities as well as special police units around the world.

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