Veronica – Instructor
Member of KMG’s National Team of Instructors
responsible for instructor training and testing throughout US & Canada.
Veronica earned her Krav Maga Global instructor certification under Eyal Yanilov, KMG’s head instructor and the highest ranked Krav Maga practitioner in the world.
She also earned her Krav Maga Global Kids and Teens Instructor Certification under Zeev Cohen (Master 1; KMG Global Instructor Team; Israel).
She holds an Expert 1 rank, bestowed to her directly by Eyal Yanilov during her latest training visit to Israel. She is the first women instructor in the US to earn the Expert 1 rank under Mr. Yanilov, putting her among the top elite instructors in the world. Veronica currently trains in San Diego under the guidance of Eyal Yanilov, the recognized founder of modern Krav Maga. She regularly travels to Israel to expand and develop her training as a practitioner and as an instructor. She trained and competed in both Judo and full-contact Tae-Kwon-Do, and cross-trained in boxing. Additionally she regularly trains jiu jitsu under the tutelage of the Gracie family.
Veronica focuses her training on women and children, as well as young professionals. She emphasizes that proper technique and understanding of Krav Maga principles, as well as strong fighting mentality, are important elements in successful self-defense.
Veronica has trained with some of the world’s top Krav Maga instructors, in both the US and when traveling to Israel.
Veronica grew up in Spain. Understanding the importance for self-defense in a woman’s education, her parents introduced her to martial arts at the age of four. She trained and competed in both Judo and full-contact Tae-Kwon-Do, and cross-trained in boxing. Additionally she regularly trains jiu jitsu under the tutelage of the Gracie family.
Veronica earned a Ph.D in Cell Biology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Her interest in biology and her love for helping people inspired her to enter the field of oncology drug development in the biotech industry. It was while in the United States that Veronica discovered Krav Maga. She was impressed by the simplicity and practicality of the system, and quickly recognized that Krav Maga can provide even the most vulnerable, such as women and children, with the practical tools to defend themselves against violent street confrontations.
*Veronica is available for personal training.