(l-r) Gabriel Khorramian, Pete Hardy, Ryan Hoover, Charles “CJ” Kirk, Darren Levine

We are pleased and honored to announce that an incredible accomplishment has been realized by four of our truly outstanding Krav Maga Worldwide™ instructors.

On September 24, 2010, Pete Hardy (San Antonio, Texas), Ryan Hoover (Charlotte, North Carolina), Charles “CJ” Kirk (Dallas, Texas), and Gabriel Khorramian (San Francisco, California) successfully participated in a historic, comprehensive and challenging official Krav Maga Worldwide™ second-degree black belt test.

During the exam, each exhibited great perseverance, exceptional heart, tremendous physical talent and a keen understanding of the Krav Maga Worldwide™ System. Their performance was nothing short of mind-blowing. We are ecstatic to congratulate each of them on passing the examination.

This accomplishment has nothing to do with merely gaining the title of “second degree black belt." It's about genuinely earning it, about being promoted to a level that is reserved for a select few within the Krav Maga Worldwide™ System. It's about pushing one's self beyond any imagined limits over years of hardcore training to acquire the life-saving methods, techniques and tactics that crest in the expert black belt curriculum.

During the exam, they executed Krav Maga curriculum expertly through 2d Dan while under physical, emotional and psychological stress. Over and over again, they made the correct tactical decisions in mere fractions of seconds in scenarios that closely replicated the reality of violent encounters that occur on the battlefield and in the streets, where Krav Maga is needed most.

It's a dream come true for me, and I am certain that this accomplishment would have made Grand Master Imi Lichtenfeld more than proud. The entire Krav Maga Worldwide™ organization extends our heartfelt praise and congratulations to Pete Hardy, Ryan Hoover, Charles “CJ” Kirk, and Gabriel Khorramian. Well done.

-Darren Levine
U.S. Chief Instructor

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