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 Jozwiak

Michael is a third 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 is also a USCCA Instructor.

Michael Military ServiceMichael 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 JozwiakMegan is a second degree 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 Josh Becker

Our Staff 1 Our StaffMeet Joshua, a seasoned Krav Maga and firearms instructor, whose credentials speak volumes about his commitment to excellence in self-defense. Certified through the USKMA, Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, and the USCCA, Joshua brings over 30 years of shooting experience, blending both work and competition. Beyond his professional expertise, Joshua is a devoted husband, father, and son, roles that have deepened his understanding of the mindset required to safeguard others.

With a remarkable background that includes a decade of service in the U.S. Army and over 25 years in law enforcement, Joshua has honed his skills not only in the field but also in training new officers and enhancing the capabilities of special teams. His dedication to continuous learning is evident through the study of Krav Maga and the completion of a Master of Science in Forensic Psychology.

In collaboration with Joshua, you’ll benefit from his wealth of knowledge and proficiency in defensive arts. He is poised to equip you with the essential skills and legal insights necessary to protect yourself, your family, and others. Join Joshua on a journey to empowerment, where he seamlessly integrates his extensive experience and education to guide you through the responsible use of force and concealed weapons.

Meet Mark Slane * Not Currently at this Location

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?.