I am meanwhile looking back on more than 25 years of experience in martial arts and professional security work. I have started wit martial arts and self-defence training at the age of 12. This has become a passion, that lasted a life time. As I had made the experience, that you can always learn something new and useful, I actually have trained enthusiastically many different martial arts over the years. I started with Karate and Kung Fu, tried some Kick Boxing, Ninjutsu fascinated me for many years, later I came across the Russian martial art Systema and finally I came to the Israeli close combat systems KRAV MAGA and KAPAP. Being always mainly interested in the practical approach, I have found something useful in every art I have practiced, but I also came to the conclusion that there is no “perfect” system. I am trying to share these experience with my students and fellow Instructors. What we teach today as “FIGHT BACK – Tactical Self-defense Concept”, is on the BASIC level, because of its simplicity mainly based on KRAV MAGA, whereby we have already added here the Palm-stick as an useful addition. But especially on the ADVANCED level, there are many additions that are influences from other systems. I don’t think of it as a style on its own and I have certainly not invented anything new, its is simply the sum of my experiences and what is useful to ones self-defence and can be integrated without effort, belongs to our curriculum.
„Always a student, sometimes a teacher“ is a motto I can personally identify with.