Our UC Study Groups List

Name: Jost Hoermandinger

Status: Study Group -  Urban Chimps Combatives - Dusseldorf Germany


Jost started Judo at the age of 7 and kept on with martial arts through karate and Wing Chun until he came to boxing during his teens and twens. He became Civil Krav Maga Instructor in 2012 - Is now into Combatives and studying "Urban Combatives" since 6 years. Spends a lot of time at the peoples republic of china working his regular job and studying the roots of eastern martial arts.

Boxring Düsseldorf is the location of his training-group "Urban Chimps Duesseldorf".
Advanced class every thursday at 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Starting in May "combative-beginners" tuesdays at 7.00-9.00pm. More details to be announced soon on FB.  Contact email: postbox@urbanchimps.de


Name:  Kseniya Moshykhina & Elisabeth Myroshnychenko

Status: Study Group - Ukraine


Kseniya Moshykhina:

Bachelor of practical psychology, she is trained in the magistracy in the Master’s degree program for coaches of motor activity. Kseniya obtained the degree of personal trainer, granted by the Institute of Physical Education (Wyższa Szkoła Edukacja w Sporcie), Warsaw, Poland. She has been engaged in hand-to-hand combat and self-defense since 2004, before obtaining the state-granted qualification of bodyguard. Since 2010, she has been the international qualification-degree instructor for close combat system TAKTIKA Combatives at the Intro level (Instructor Level 1). Kseniya is attested by Borys Bidichev, the founder and CEO of "TAKTIKA Combat Systems" in Ukraine. Since 2011, she has been working as IKI Krav Maga instructor (international qualification degree). She received her degree after being attested by Moshe Katz, the founder and president of Israeli Krav International. She also trained and was attested by Evgeny Bartshman, the veteran of the IDF Special Forces of the IDF, the army instructor of Krav Maga, KAPAP and LOTAR – as an instructor using aggressive training methods. Since 2012, Kseniya has been working as the instructor in "TAKTIKA Combatives", at the Basic level (Instructor Level 2); she earned her rank from Borys Bidichev, the founder and CEO of "TAKTIKA Combat Systems" in Ukraine. In 2015-2017, she was trained at the instructor courses in Fairbairn’s Defendu combat system in Poznan (Poland). Her trainer activity began in 2011.  Over this period, Kseniya has taken up many specialized trainings in Krav Maga and the adjacent areas. In 2017, she was certified by the Fairbairn’s Defendu combat system instructor in Poznan, Poland.  Email:  combatives.ua@gmail.com Tel: +380966278535

Elisabeth Myroshnychenko:

In 2011, she began learning Krav Maga from Ksenia Moshiyina (IKI Krav Maga, TAKTIKA Combat System Ukraine). In 2014-2016, Elisabeth has passed special tactical training course on employing short- and long-barrel guns from Borys Bidichev. In 2016, she received the instructor certificate in IKI Krav Maga from Moshe Katz, the president of this organization. During her studies, she attended many specialized
seminars. Elisabeth trained by Borys Bidichev, the founder and CEO of the TAKTIKA system in Ukraine, 
Moshe Katz (the president of the IKI Krav Maga), Igor Barnas (the official representative of the Fairbairn’s system Defendu combat system in Poland, and Guy Dar (the founder of the Krav Maga Maleh system).  Email: combatives.ua@gmail.com    Tel: +380985624444


Name: Keith Hay

Status: Study Group - Highland Combatives - Meyersdale USA


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, USAContact Details: Cell: 814-442-9780  

 Email:  keihay@gmail.com   Current UC Study Group Meeting day and time: Wednesdays 7:30-9:00 PM


Name: Travis Derby & Jason Denzer

Status: Study Group - Great Lakes Study Group - Milwaukee USA


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