UC Study Groups in Canada and US


Name: George Hutchings

Status: Study Group - Ontario Canada


George has been training in Self Defense and Krav Maga since 2006 He has been an Instructor under Damian Ross and The Self Defense Company since 2011 and also earned his instructor certification in Krav Maga under Moshe Katz the founder of Israeli Krav International. He has also trained in Muay Thai and is a recognized Kru under Great Grand Master Toddy. 

Contact Details: 647-679-1743               Email: theselfdefensecompany@gmail.com


Name: Keith Hay

Status: Study Group - Highland Combatives - Meyersdale


Keith is the founder and lead student at Highland Combatives in Meyersdale Pennsylvania where he holds his Urban Combatives Study Group. Keith is also an Instructor at Kick Masters Karate in Frostburg MD where he teaches an eclectic mix of Krav Maga, Urban Combatives and Kembativz Brand Combatives. He also conducts seminars on self-protection, home invasion/defense and active incident trainings. Keith's introduction to "reality-based combatives" was through Tim Larkin's Target Focus Training. He developed his interest in Krav Maga through Nir Maman, former Chief Counter-Terror and Krav Maga Instructor for the IDF Counter-Terror and Special Operations School. Keith has also studied the Instinctive Close Quarters Combat System developed by Special Operations and Security Expert, Glenn Boodry. He has trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Gracie Combatives, and Krav Maga under Mr. Kirk McTaggert at Kick Masters Karate, LLC. Keith considers himself a student. He has sought out training with some of the best in the combatives community to ensure that what he studies and what he instructs has been pressure tested and proven effective under the duress of the street or combat. This passion is what led Keith to train numerous times with Lee Morrison of Urban Combatives and with former Marine and Special Operations Officer, J. Kelly McCann of Kembativz Brand. Recently, Keith attended Kelly McCann's Kembativz Instructor Program where he earned the title of Assistant Instructor. His day time job is as the Safety and Security Coordinator at Berlin Brothersvalley School District. Here he has conducted Threat and Vulnerability Assessments and developed Emergency Operations and Family Reunification Plans. He has attended numerous courses in both small and large group security with the FBI, Dept. of Homeland Security, private security firms and FEMA. Keith has participated in numerous Active Shooter Trainings with police and first responders and has conducted Active Shooter and Home Invasion seminars. He has also trained in tactical combat casualty care and teaches the "Stop the Bleed Program." 

Venue and address: Highland Combatives, 306 Front Street, Meyersdale PA 15552, USA

Contact Details: Cell: 814-442-9780   Email:  keihay@gmail.com   

Meeting dates and times:  Wednesdays 7:30-9:00 PM

Name: Travis Derby & Jason Denzer

Status: Study Group - Great Lakes Study Group - Milwaukee 


Travis Derby:

Travis has been regularly attending UC seminars since 2016. He is a level two Krav Maga Alliance instructor, with a formal wrestling background. He lives in Waukesha Wisconsin, and currently teaches out of Milwaukee.

Contact details:  262-308-4154  Email:  tderby@shorewest.com

Jason Denzer:
Jason has been training in Krav Maga since 2007 and earned three instructor certifications. He has also trained in boxing, Muay Thai and some Japanese martial arts. Jason has been attending UC seminars in the U.S. and Canada steadily for the last year. He also has 8 years of experience working as a doorman. Contact Details: 414-384-4668   Email: jaydenzer@gmail.com

Venue address: Waukesha, Wisconsin 

Meeting dates and times: Wednesdays 20:00 - 21:30 and Sundays 14.00 - 15.30

UC Study Group Great Lakes

Name: Marty  Conard & Matt Falkowski

Status: Study Group - Badger Study Group - Madison 


Venue address: FightPrime 1820 S. Park St Madison, WI 53713 

Meeting Day and Time:  Saturdays from 3:30-5:00.  

Contact email: ucbadgerstudygroup@gmail.com

UC Study Group Great Lakes

Name: Eli Turnbaugh

Status: Study Group - UC Illinois - Chicago,  Illinois


Eli Turnbaugh has been influenced and training within UC for some years and is currently an Apprentice UC Instructor. Eli has 15 years of Boxing and other Martial Experience. He has formerly worked with some of the most successful Combative organisations in the World right now. He is a Military Veteran with experience in Tactical Medicine, Personal and Executive Protection, now focused on transferring knowledge to those who need it most.

Meeting Date: Details to be confirmed      Venue Address: Details to be confirmed  E-mail: Eli.ucillinois@gmail.com

Name: Michoel Shapiro

Status: Study Group - North New Jersey Study Group - New Jersey


Michoel  shapiro earned his instructor certification in Krav Maga under Rohn Mizrachi's Krav Maga Federation in 2001 and associate instructor certification in the F.I.G.H.T program of Mike Lee Kanarek's Haganah System in 2006. 

He has trained in BJJ abd us a former member of Moshe Katz's Israeli Krav International Organization. 

Since 2015, Michoel has been studying UC via Media and has a competent understaing of UC material for starting a study group.

Contact Number: 714-376-7181            Venue Address: Hillside, NJ        E-mail: fightingrabbi@gmail.com

Name: Michael Agee

Status: Study Group - Cincinnati - Ohio


Michael Agee has been involved in various martial arts for over 30 years and has been actively teaching since 1995. He began his training with Tae kwon do and Kenpo in the early 80s. Then in the 90's he dedicated himself to the study of Jeet kune do as well as the Filipino martial arts of Kali and Eskrima, eventually receiving teaching certification in these arts from Paul Vunak. During this time he also explored the arts of Pentjak Silat, Muay Thai, Savate, Shoot Wresting, boxing, and jujitsu. In the 2000s he began to focus more on teaching and research, starting Ronin Combatives, with his primary focus being reality based self-protection. Concurrently in a quest to understand the roots of the warrior arts and the philosophy underpinning them, he studied traditional Japanese Budo at the Dayton Bujinkan Dojo for a number of years. Also during this time he discovered the work of Lee Morrison and Urban Combatives, attending his first seminar with him in 2014. To this day he continues to travel to train with Lee every chance he gets to deepen his understanding of the methods of counter violence and personal security. 

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio   Contact email: zendog30@aol.com

Name: Nathan Bruce - Black

Status: Study Group - San Diego - California 


Nathan is the founder and lead student of UC Study Group Compact Combatives in San Diego, CA. He has been attending UC Seminars since 2017, and earned a Level 2 Grade from Lee last year in Denver, CO. Nathan has also trained in Krav Maga, Combatives, and Boxing.

Meeting day and time: 
Monday evenings: 18:30 – 20:00   

Contact email: nbruceblack@gmail.com    Tel:  248-515-8344

Name: Olivia Roeschke

Status: Study Group -  League City - Texas


Vi is patched in Libre Knife Fighting, and co-teaches at Israeli Self Defense School in Webster, TX. She also has a base in Eskrima and is now continuing her study of self protection with UC.

Meeting day and time: 
Wednesday's: 20:00 


Contact email: oliviaawrites@gmail.com