Meet Our Family
Our team brings years of varied experience to our expertise, including CrossFit, yoga, wrestling, MMA, Olympic boxing, and we are proud to be Central Ohio’s largest, highest-ranking staff of certified Krav Maga instructors. We are passionate about making our members healthier and safer, but above all, we’re regular folks just like you. Meet our family:
Melissa’s experience in hybrid martial arts makes her a well-rounded instructor with a background in both Krav Maga and Muay Thai. This background inspires and supports her leadership of our blended martial arts program for youth.
Melissa’s Certifications: Foundation Krav Maga Certified Krav Maga instructor, USKMA Certified Krav Maga Instructor, CrossFit Level 2 trainer, CrossFit Kids certified trainer, CORE-MMA Level 1 certified instructor, Scandinavian Defendo Hard Target certified practitioner
A graphic designer by trade, Terri’s passion for physical fitness eventually led her to pursue certifications in teaching self defense and fitness. Over the course of her more than 6 years with OKM, Terri has climbed the ropes from Level 1 student, to instructor, to marketing manager and finally to owner. Terri earned the second Black Belt ever awarded to a female in the USKMA. She earned her 2nd degree Black Belt in October of 2013 from Foundation Krav Maga. She is also an experienced CrossFit competitor, having competed as an individual at the regional level in 2010. Terri is currently training to become one of the first Scandinavian Defendo certified instructors in the United States.
Terri’s Certifications: Foundation Krav Maga Certified 2nd Degree Black Belt Krav Maga Instructor, USKMA Certified 1st Degree Black Belt Krav Maga Instructor, CrossFit Certified Trainer (CF-L3), CrossFit Kids certified trainer, USAW, CF Mobility, Yoga Alliance 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certified, CORE-MMA Level 1 certified instructor, Scandinavian Defendo Hard Target certified practitioner
Keith has been a part of the OKM family for over 10 years. He has a passion for CrossFit that has helped him lose over 70 pounds! He is also one of our advanced Krav Maga practitioners.
Keith’s Certifications: USKMA Certified Krav Maga Instructor, Foundation Krav Maga Certified Krav Maga Instructor, CrossFit Level 2 trainer
Dustin is a product of our very own program. He has been part of the OKM family for most of his life, and we are proud to have him head up the youth classes at OKM.
Dustin’s Certifications: Foundation Krav Maga Certified Krav Maga Instructor