Meet Our Instructors
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Taekwondo Senior Instructor
Megan Cunningham is the Senior Instructor for Taekwondo and Co-Owner of Chester County Martial Arts and Israeli Krav Maga. Megan began her Training at CCMAA in 1999, under Master John Williams. She has trained and worked hard to be the best she can be, winning countless Trophies, Medals, and Awards along the way. Aside from her training, Megan also began teaching at CCMAA as an Assistant Instructor at the age of 15, to then owner, Master John Williams. Megan is currently a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and an Assistant Instructor in Krav Maga. Megan has a strong passion and devotion to CCMAA and its students, she is always striving to make it the best Martial Arts School in the area.
Next Generation Krav Maga Senior Instructor
Krav Maga Senior Instructor
Wade Cunningham is the Senior Instructor for Krav Maga at Chester County Martial Arts and Krav Maga. Wade began his Training in Krav Maga in 2003, and became a Certified Instructor in 2005 with Krav Maga Worldwide. Wade has trained hundreds of students in Krav Maga and is currently certified through Krav Maga Alliance who we have been affiliated with since 2011.
Over the years Wade has been fortunate to train with some great Instructors such as, John Whitman, Nir Maman, David Kahn, Abel Kahn, Yigal Arbiv, Alan Feldman, Ryan Hoover, Jeff Jimo, and many others.
Aside from civilians Wade also trains:
- local Fire Departments
- E.M.S Units
- local Law Enforcement
- Security Officers
- one of our local S.W.A.T. teams.
- Various Military personell
- KMA Certified Instructor
- Previously Certified with KMWW
- Act 235 Lethal Weapons Instructor
- Certified in Basic SWAT
- Certified in Deployment of noise flash diversionary devices and specialty impact munitions.
CT 707 - ISFKM Senior Instructor
Michael Naseef is an Israeli Special Forces Krav Maga instructor who received his certification from the system’s founder and creator, Sgt. Maj. Nir Maman, and continues to train under his guidance. Over the years, Michael has attended numerous reality-based self-defense courses and programs in a variety of disciplines, with a focus on close quarter hand-to-hand tactics for law enforcement. Much of his training and instruction is focused on keeping police officers safe and alive and it’s the simplicity and effectiveness of Israeli Special Forces Krav Maga that allows its users to do just that. Michael has also trained in Israeli counter terror tactics for police, including single man active shooter response methodology. In addition, Michael is a certified Law Enforcement Hostage Survival Instructor. Michael teaches both civilians and law enforcement officers.
CQC Tactics Senior Instructor
Sgt. Kevin Bernard
Police Officer: 1991- present, SWAT Team member: 1999- 2011, SWAT Commander: 2011 - present
Martial Arts Background
Tang Soo Do (Karate), KravMaga, Combat Wrestling, Brazilian JuiJitsu, Muay Thai, SystemaSpetsnaz
Pa State Police Firearms Instructor (pistol & shotgun), NRA Patrol Rifle Instructor (semi-auto carbine), Combat Wrestling Instructor (Green Belt – Level 1 Instructor), Active Shooter and Dynamic Ambush Instructor, *other Law Enforcement certifications provided upon request
Training Seminars and Schools Attended
Basic SWAT school, Weapons of Mass Destruction Tactical Deployment School, Law Enforcement Executive Development, Police Officer Supervisor In-Service Training, Rapid Engagement and Counter Terror Operations, Aircraft (tubular) Assault, Dynamic Entry/Hostage Rescue, Noise Flash Diversionary Device (FlashBang), Specialty Impact Munitions, Taser, Tactical Handcuffing, Israeli counter-terrorism tactics for police
Schools attended were from a variety of experts in their fields. Some schools have been attended more than once and in more than one venue. Instructors have included members of The British Special Air Service (SAS),Grenzschutzgruppe 9 (GSG-9), United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM), NYPD, Israeli Special Operations Counter-Terrorism (LOTAR), United States Naval Special Operations Command (NAVSPECWARCOM), Pittsburgh SWAT, Philadelphia SWAT and a host of other Special Operations Police Officers, Marines and Soldiers from across the United States.