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With you every step of the way

Our Team


AJ Kearns

Director, Chief Instructor Guardian Krav Maga, KEF-IC Instructor (A-E), Personal Trainer

Director of Guardian Defence, AJ heads up Guardian Krav Maga as Chief Instructor, using his many years of experience to guide and formulate the system and syllabus.


Paul Cale

Technical Director - KEF-IC

Paul Cale currently oversees the delivery of the Army Combatives Program (ACP) and Individual Combat Behaviours (ICB) training for the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Regardless of who his client is, Paul is driven by the company mantra, ‘excellence over everything’.


Nigel Clark

Krav Maga Instructor

Nigel is a certified Level 3 Krav Maga Instructor, holds a Triple Black rank in Krav Maga and has trained with Guardian Defence since 2016.


Sam Boyes

Krav Maga Instructor (Level 3)

Samuel Boyes having trained with Guardian Defence for some years, become a certified Krav Maga Instructor under Protect Krav Maga (Prof. Itay Gil) and Guardian Krav Maga (AJ Kearns) in 2017.


Matthew 'Chippa' Campbell

Technical Director - Parkour

Chippa is Technical Advisor of Parkour and Stunts at Guardian Defence.


Anthony Altamura

Krav Maga Instructor (Level 3)

Anthony is a wealth of knowledge with over 30 years experience in combat sports.


Peter Gordon

Krav Maga Youth Instructor, Krav Maga Instructor (Lvl 2), KEF-IC Instructor (A-E), Parkour Instructor

Peter has a great passion for martial arts and self defence training, instructing in Krav Maga, KEF-IC and Parkour.


Jonathan Batten

KEF-IC Instructor (A-E)

Jonathan brings his extensive military experience to his KEF-IC instruction.


Dr Itay Gil

Technical Director - Krav Maga

Itay Gil has adapted more than 37 years of conflicts and Krav Maga combat study to meet the needs of the real-life situations he faced in his fourteen years of active duty and more than 20 years in the special forces commando regiment as a captain.


John Baker

Senior Parkour Instructor

Having trained in Parkour for over 10 years, John began instructing with the Canberra Parkour Association in 2011.


Rose Wilson-Harrison

Guardian Women Instructor

Rose is passionate about providing opportunities for people to learn at their own pace in a safe environment. She approaches self defence from an intersectional feminist perspective and aims to make her classes a positive and empowering experience.

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