August Ritter – Chief Instructor
August began his training at the age of 12, and is a highly skilled and accomplished Martial artist. His background includes several forms of Martial Arts, such as, Wing Tsun, Jeet Kune Do, Boxing, Kick Boxing, Eskrima, Gracie Jiu Jitsu, etc.
In addition to martial arts, August has a background in security work, including executive protection, running security for some of the largest clubs and establishments on the west coast. In 2004 he was certified as a Defensive Tactics Instructor under Dave Flower, and taught members of public safety to include security professionals, corporations, hospital staff, executive protection agencies, law enforcement, military and FBI. He is a master trainer with Personal Safety training Inc, certifying instructors in public safety, defensive tactics, handcuffing, baton, OC spray, de-escalation tactics, active shooter, and violent workplace.
In 2007 he discovered Israeli Defensive tactics, aka, Krav Maga. Shortly after August became a certified instructor with Krav Maga Worldwide and began instructing under Master Cheung at DOJO 3 in WA.
August began his search for the most authentic and “up to date” Krav Maga system available in the USA. He learned about Gabi Noah and Tsahi Shemesh with International Krav Maga. Being 2nd Generation under the creator of Krav Maga, Imi Lichtenfield, August began training under this establishment.
In 2013 August became certified with international Krav Maga, and now teaches under Tsahi Shemesh with Krav Maga Experts in NYC.
August is also a certified Firearms instructor under the USCCA, as well as a Personal Trainer.
August is dedicated to the needs of his students, and determined to help people become their absolute best, and walk out 1 inch taller after every lesson.