Who We Are
With over 30 years of fitness and self-defense experience, our instructors are certified and work exceptionally well with all Children, Adults and Families.
The Krav Gym provides structured interactive classes in a safe and clean environment for all of our students.
Meet Michael Jozwiak
Michael is a second degree black-belt instructor, certified by the United States Krav Maga Association (USKMA). Over the years he has studied and instructed wrestling, BJJ, Muay Thai, kick boxing, submission wrestling, offensive/defensive knife tactics, advanced firearms training, and Krav Maga.
Michael served in the United States Army from 2002-2010. During his time in the Service he was a Sniper, Sniper Section Leader, Pre-sniper Instructor, and Reconnaissance Scout. He has multiple combat tours, and was a hand to hand combat instructor within his Recon unit. He fought in several military sponsored combatives tournaments and continued undefeated in his weight division for his term in the service. He became a highly decorated Sergeant before his honorable discharge, earning several medals including a Bronze Star with Valor device.
Meet Megan Jozwiak
Megan is a black belt self-defense instructor certified by the United States Krav Maga Association (USKMA).
She is also a certified I.C.E. boot camp Instructor.
Meet Mark Slane
Mark Slane is the United States Krav Maga Association founder and chief instructor. In 1999 Mark Slane was a member of the very first group of outside instructors ever trained at the Krav Maga National Training Center in Los Angeles. He then went on to open one of the first half dozen Krav Maga schools in the United States. Mark became a black belt in November of 2003 (one of only two dozen in the U.S. at the time), tested with the USKMA to Second Degree Black Belt in 2009, to Third degree in 2012 and received 4th degree black belt in 2016. Mark has trained in Israel with one of only 12 whom the founder of Krav Maga (Imi Lichtenfeld) trained to black belt, Grandmaster Yaron Lichtenstien.
Mark has studied the martial arts for over thirty years. Mark started his training in Tae Kwon Do and holds a fourth degree black belt in that art. In Olympic style Tae Kwon Do he won a national championship in sparring in the light weight division – 33 to 40 year old age group. He has also coached and trained dozens of national medalists, national champions, U.S. team members and World medalists. Mark has trained in boxing for several years with Olympic Gold Medalist, Jerry Page and has spent years studying Muay Thai, BJJ, and Mixed Martial Arts as well.
Mark has been published in Black Belt magazine and is the author of Be Safe! Self Defense for Women In the Real World, American Krav Maga, Krav Maga For Law Enforcement, Defending the Blade & the Barrel and Adults in the Dojo, Where’d they go?.
Meet Dan Stittgen
Dan Stittgen is a blackbelt in Brazilian Juijitsu, and also a veteran in catch wrestling. His approach to grappling is very self-defense and competition orientated while always adhering to the core basics making the transition to a sporting atmosphere very visible. He comes from the Brazilian Top Team BJJ lineage, and carries on with Carlson Gracie’s perspective of fight to kill, and the disposal of any physical threat coming from any assailant. He is also a veteran of PTO MMA for over ten years. He has fought in The UFC, Bellator, King of the Cage, and IFC just to name a few.
Dan is the #1 ranked welterweight in the state of Illinois according to premiere ranking system Tapology and is the current United Combat League welterweight champion. He thoroughly enjoys working with others, helping them to gain a further understanding of BJJ and grappling for self-defense and a realistic approach to ending a physical threat as quickly and safely as possible with low risk, high percentage techniques. Reach him via Instagram at @therealdanieltheanvil .