UC Study Groups in US

Name: Keith Hay

Status: Study Group - Highland Combatives - Meyersdale USA

Background: 


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 USA

Background:







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: Eli Turnbaugh

Status: Study Group - UC Illinois - Chicago,  Illinois

Background:

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

Background:


Michoel is an experience martial artist and has a good understanding of reality based methods of self protection. Michoel has been studying UC via media for several years now and has a competent understanding 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

Background:


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