WILLIAM COOK

WILLIAM COOK

I first became involved with Krav Maga in 2008 aged 18.  I rapidly found myself becoming fascinated by the techniques, which allow people of all size and abilities to successfully defend themselves against violent attackers and build an awareness that will more often than not prevent the whole scenario from even happening. Since then I have jumped at every chance of extra training I could. I have attended our clubs annual training camp in Romania for the past 5 years, been to Liverpool (Aug 2014) for a self-defence trainer’s course held by Haim Sasson. I completed the Civilian Instructors course in (Feb 2015) under the instruction of Gheorghe Husar. I have even visited Jerusalem in Israel (Dec 2015) to attend an instructor’s course held by Prof Itay Gil. I have also attended many workshops/seminars run by Gheorghe Husar, Prof Itay Gil, Haim Sasson and Amnon Darsa. My most recent achievement was (Dec 2017) being awarded the title of Survivor Level 5 by Prof Itay Gil.

The ethos of Krav Maga at Spartans Academy is to never give up and always strive to be better.  I have learned physical skills and techniques which have built my strength, stamina and my self-belief which has helped me in all areas of my life.

Krav Maga is an all-encompassing regime which teaches not only the practical side of self-defence but the awareness to notice details that may help you make life-saving decisions, and even the psychology aspect looking into criminal behaviour.  These same skills will allow you to prioritise the risks posed from your potential attackers and even help defend against more than one attacker, or against scenarios involving weapons. It allows clarity of thought to prioritise the risks posed from your potential attackers.

Spartans Academy of Krav Maga is a friendly community with Gheorghe Husar at its heart ensuring all students progress their skills through seminars and grading.  We develop our skills together as a group and have a camaraderie which you can be a part of by joining our ranks and improving yourself.

We develop our skills together as a group and have a camaraderie which you can be a part of by joining our ranks and improving your life!

Experience and Knowledge

August 2014 – Self Defence Trainer Course (Master Haim Sasson)

August 2014 – Street Scene Seminar (Master Haim Sasson)

August 2014 – Family Seminar (Master Haim Sasson)

August 2014 – Xtreme Krav Maga Romania (Expert Gheorghe Husar)

November 2014 – Tactical Pen Seminar (Expert Gheorghe Husar)

February 2015 – Civilian Instructor Course (Expert Gheorghe Husar)

August 2015 – Weapons seminar (Prof. Itay Gil)

August 2015 – Tactics seminar (Prof. Itay Gil)

September 2015 – Xtreme Krav Maga Romania (Expert Gheorghe Husar)

October 2015 – Road Rage & Car Hijacking Seminar (Expert Gheorghe Husar)

December In 2015 –  Will furthered his Krav Maga Instructor knowledge taking a “Top-Up” Qualifications under Prof. Itay Gil – Israel

April 2016 – Third Party Protection & Active Shooter Seminar (Prof. Itay Gil).

2017 – Fighting Skills & Tactics Seminar (Prof. Itay Gil)

2017 – Surviving on the ground Seminar (Prof. Itay Gil)

2017 – Close Quarter Combat Seminar (Prof. Itay Gil)

2017 – Close Protection Seminar (Prof.Itay Gil)

2017 – I was awarded the title of Survivor Level 5 by Prof Itay Gil.