Our Instructors

C.J. Kirk

Krav Maga Houstons Chief Instructor, C.J. Kirk, is certified and licensed through the Krav Maga Association of America / Krav Maga Worldwide as a 2nd Dan Black Belt instructor. Krav Maga Houston and Krav Maga Houston North are the only certified and licensed schools in the Houston, TX area.  Mr. Kirk is also one of a handful of civilian Advanced Force Training instructors within the United States. Mr. Kirk is also certified to teach the Krav Maga Apprentice Program.

In the past 13 years, Mr. Kirk has taught hundreds of civilians and many elements from local, state, and federal law enforcement and military units, including the United States Secret Service, Diplomatic Security Service, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Federal Air Marshals, State Police, Harris County Sheriff’s Deputies, Houston Police Department, and US Army SPECOPS. Mr. Kirk also holds rank in JKD and JuJitsu from the Aibu Jitsu Ryu organization.

Mr. Kirk received his Master’s Degree from the University of St. Thomas in Houston in 1996. Mr. Kirk currently resides in Houston, TX, is a consultant, and teaches Krav Maga at both Krav Maga Houston locations.

David Kuehn

Krav Maga Houston’s Lead “km-x” (kids program) instructor with black belt is certified by both Chief Instructor CJ Kirk and the Krav Maga Association of America as a Level 3 Krav Maga instructor and km-x instructor. Mr. Kuehn teaches both adults and children and is also an associate member of Houston’s Krav Maga Force Training Group, teaching military and security personnel.
Mr. Kuehn served in the United States Navy for 8 years, received his certificate as a Naval Instructor while deployed in the South Pacific and Far East, and served honorably in the Gulf War in 1990. Mr. Kuehn also earned a Bachelors of Science from the University of Houston in 1995. Mr. Kuehn is an avid hunter and marksman and resides in Katy, TX.

Dr. “Charlie” Dyer

Krav Maga Houston’s Lead “Fight” instructor black belt is certified by both Chief Instructor CJ Kirk and the Krav Maga Association of America as a Level 3 Krav Maga instructor. Dr. Dyer teaches civilians and is also an associate member of Houston’s Krav Maga Force Training Group, teaching military and security personnel. Further, Dr. Dyer holds a black belt in the art of Tae Kwon Do.
In 1999, Dr. Dyer earned a Masters of Science in Dentistry and a certification in the specialty of Periodontics. Dr. Dyer is also an accomplished scuba & rescue diver, an underwater photographer, and recovering sky diving junkie. Dr. Dyer resides in Houston, TX. Recently, Dr. Dyer completed his Phase C certification for the Fit to Fight Program.

Chris Williams

Mr. Williams is certified by both Chief Instructor CJ Kirk and the Krav Maga Association of America as a Level 3 Krav Maga Instructor. As an associate member of Houston’s Force Training Group, he trains numerous military and law enforcement agencies and officers. Mr. Williams has trained and completed multiple tactical and close quarter shooting courses including T.E.E.S. and Israeli Point Shooting with IMS Security.

He is also a member of the FAST training team and is Krav Maga Kettlebell Fitness certified.

 

Joe Morris

Joe Morris is a native Texan, born and raised in the Houston area. Shortly after graduating high school, Joe decided to enlist in the Marine Corps during the Summer of 2001.  Serving in the infantry, Joe held many different billets, from Rifleman to Squad Leader. After two combat tours in Iraq, Joe left the Marines to come back to Houston in 2006. Joe still stays actively involved with the military by shipping care packages overseas to deployed military personnel and by helping vets readjust after coming back from combat. Joe began training Krav Maga in 2009 and became an instructor in the Spring of 2011. Joe understands the value of a “Reality Based” self-defense system and is proud to be a part of the Krav Maga Houston team.

Jonathon Stein

Jonathan Stein is a certified fitness instructor and has taught krav maga as an apprentice instructor for many years. Jonathan is extensively trained in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, has trained in Tae Kwon Do (to 2nd keub) and has taught children’s and adult classes at the beginner and intermediate level. He’s also a certified yoga instructor at the CYT200 level (teaching in the vinyasa flow, acro, suspension and yin yoga styles).

Dr. Stein holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (Molecular Genetics) from UTHCS-Houston. He has identified and characterized number of genes involved in cancer and birth defects, ran forensics, paternity and genetic testing labs, and is currently the Director of Science and Research for an advanced diagnostic testing laboratory that performs nutrition, genetics, cardiovascular disease and anti-aging testing.

Trea Drake

Trea Drake is certified by both Chief Instructor CJ Kirk and the Krav Maga Association of America as a Level 2 Krav Maga Instructor.  Trea teaches civilians and is also an associate member of Houston’s Krav Maga Force Training Group, teaching military and law enforcement officers.  He is also a member of the FAST training team, is Krav Maga Kettlebell Fitness certified, has a general fitness certification through the American Council on Exercise, and holds a Trainer and Mobility certificate from CrossFit.  Trea has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a certification in Behavior Analysis and has worked in the field of Psychology for over 12 years.  Trea teaches at the Central and North campuses of Krav Maga Houston.

 

Matt Snyder

Mr. Snyder is certified by both Chief Instructor CJ Kirk and the Krav Maga Association of America as a Level 2 Krav Maga Instructor.  Matt teaches civilians and is also an associate member of Houston’s Krav Maga Force Training Group, teaching military and law enforcement officers.  He is also a member of the FAST training team and is Krav Maga Kettlebell Fitness certified.  Matt has also extensively trained in Muay Thai, and participated in numerous sports at both the high school and college level, including ice hockey, football, basketball, and baseball. Matt received a BS in Geophysics from Penn State University, and has worked in the oil & gas industry for over 18 years.  Matt currently resides in Houston, TX and teaches Krav Magaat both the Central and North Campuses.