RICHARD DOWNING

Richard has been working in the aviation industry for over 10 years. During this time Richard has held jobs from Pilot to Operations Manager. Richard has previously worked for the Queensland Police Service Air Wing and was responsible for short notice deployment of assets, transfers and other taskings issued by the QPS.

1. How did you get started in Krav Maga?

I had been looking for something that would keep me fit. I did not want to spend a heap of time at the gym. I was looking for something that would give me functional fitness and a skill I could use if required. Krav Maga was the answer and Krav Maga Self Defence Solutions were the ones to successfully provide the answer.

2. What were your initial impressions of the training?

My first night training was a welcoming experience. I was greated by a handshake and a smile and introduced to all the other students. There was no ego. Everybody was there to help each other through their journey.

3. How long have you been training in Krav Maga?

4 years

4. What other experience do you bring to Krav Maga?

Having worked through parts of the South Pacific and South East Asia I realise the genuine need for defensive tactics. My travels had opened up a broad database of problems in which I have learnt from and share with students where possible.

5. Have you trained in any other combative systems/martial arts type systems?

No

6. What advice would you give to anyone wanting to start Krav Maga?

Come on down and meet the team at Krav Maga Self Defence Solutions who are sure to welcome you into the Krav Maga journey. I believe that there is no point saying “I wish I tried Krav Maga” it’s better just to give it a go.

Training is self paced so push yourself as much or as little as you like.

7. What are your goals for Krav Maga?
My goals for Krav Maga are the following:

Pass the word of Krav Maga through KMSDS.

Help people overcome their perceived vulnerabilities through providing practical solutions to problems they may face in their life.

Progress within the system to enable a higher level of training and technique for students.

Provide students with a good natured training environment where they an feel free to ask questions without ridicule.

Continue to develop as an instructor.

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