Krav Maga Staff
Elite Martial Arts Mississauga is in the most fortunate of positions to officially welcome Edward Wood to the EMA team, assuming the position of EMA Mississauga Owner and Head Instructor. Ed brings with him over 34 years of Martial Arts experience, 15 of which have been exclusively dedicated to Krav Maga.
In addition to the highly regarded position Ed currently holds at EMA Mississauga, Ed is also the Co-Founder and Head Instructor for the Krav Maga Association of Canada. Ed has personally been involved in the teaching and certifications of professional Krav Maga Instructors who are currently teaching at KMC’s 4 active locations, which include Elite Martial Arts Mississauga, Elite Martial Arts Toronto, Steve McCulloch’s Anytime fitness and the KMC National Head Quarters, Wood’s Premier Martial Arts.
In 2007, Ed formed an affiliation with Premier Martial Arts & their Krav Maga Universal Director Ernie Kirk. In 2008 Ed successfully established the Krav Maga Association of Canada with co-founder Steve McCulloch and Ernie Kirk, who served as an associate advisor. Ed and his affiliate schools currently operate under the KMC banner and still maintain affiliation with Krav Maga Universal.
Prior to co-founding KMC, Ed completed his own Krav Maga certifications in the United States with Krav Maga Worldwide. He was the first Krav Maga Instructor to offer the system in the province of Ontario. This makes Ed the longest running Krav Maga Instructor in the province today!
In addition to his contribution to the Krav Maga community, Ed is the former president of the Martial Arts consulting firm, United Professionals and he currently serves on the board of Advisers for Premier Martial Arts.
Ed’s credentials & experience speaks for itself. Even more telling than his qualifications and credentials is his high skill level both as a Martial Arts practitioner and an Instructor. Any student or aspiring Instructor who is lucky enough to learn from Ed Wood is privileged to obtain firsthand knowledge from a true professional in every sense of the word. With a work ethic that comes second to none and a dedication to his students and Instructors, Ed continues to build the Krav Maga Association into a top quality organization that sets the standards for what world class Krav Maga should be.
It is with great excitement that EMA Mississauga welcomes Patrick Wu to our team, fulfilling the role of EMA Mississauga Lead Instructor. Patrick also currently serves as a Lead Instructor for the Krav Mag Association of Canada.
Patrick is truly a life-long student of Martial Arts and is a true personification of what a Martial Artist should represent. Patrick began his Martial Arts journey at the age of just 7 years old, enrolling in the Kid’s Karate program at Wood’s Premier Martial Arts. By the time he was 12 Patrick received his Black belt, followed by his first degree Black belt in 2003. Patrick did not stop there as he was awarded his second degree Black belt in 2008 and third degree Black belt in 2010 respectively.
As Patrick continued to grow as a Martial Artist, he ventured into other forms of combat sport and self defense. He became focused on learning and perfecting his skills in Krav Maga, beginning his Krav Maga training in 2004. In 2009 Patrick received his Krav Maga Black Belt from Edward Wood of the Krav Maga Association of Canada. In 2013 Patrick began teaching Krav Maga full time as a KMC expert Level 6 Instructor.
Patrick also holds valuable experience and various credentials in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (under P.J O’Sullivan, ) Kickboxing and Yoga.
EMA Mississauga is fortunate to have such a skilled and dedicated professional maintaining the highest quality of instruction available to our students. Patrick takes a realistic approach to the self defense he teaches and pays very close attention to detail. Any student who is lucky enough to train under Patrick has the privilege of enjoying a fun, high energy class that is informative and efficient in producing results for students. Today Patrick comes to us with over 17 years of Martial Arts experience and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
“I had never been the kid for soccer, basketball, hockey etc. but after that first lesson, I took martial arts and ran with it! I’ve never stopped training since that day (aside from the odd vacation here and there) and have been so lucky to meet and train with so many amazing people!” – Patrick Wu, EMA Mississauga Lead Instructor
EMA Mississauga welcomes Fahad Naseem to our team fulfilling the role of Lead Instructor. Fahad has been a true student of Krav Maga in all aspects. He takes a very well rounded approach to his own training and the training of our students. In addition to his work at EMA Mississauga, Fahad is well known to conducting and assisting in many classes and seminars at EMA North York and Stoney Creek Krav Maga (Our sister school affiliates).
It is through Fahad’s ventures into the Krav Maga community that he has been able to help so many students throughout the GTA at our schools. He is currently a certified KMC Instructor under Ed Wood, Head Instructor of the Krav Maga Association of Canada and is a members of the Black Belt graduating class of 2018. EMA is very proud his Fahad’s achievements and contributions to our schools.
Elite Martial Arts Mississauga is very proud to announce Rohini Ramnarace as the Head Youth/Teen Instructor. Rohini is an Advance level Krav Maga practitioner (Black Belt Class of 2018) and a certified Krav Maga Instructor with the Krav Maga Association of Canada. She has been a dedicated and key component of our school since the grand opening of the Mississauga location.
Her teaching ability and dedication to providing quality self defense makes her an excellent choice for leading this program. She possess all the qualities one would want in a Head Instructor for this age group (Youth/Teens ages 11-16). She is patient in her approach and is able to clearly demonstrate and describe self defense tactics in a manner which students can easily understand and then emulate on their own.
Any student enrolling in her program and attending her classes will obtain an excellent training experience from an instructor who truly cares. She is dedicated to her students success. Rohini is a true asset to the EMA Mississauga community, both as Head Instructor for the youth/teen program and the classes she leads for the adult program. We are lucky to have her at EMA Mississauga!
Muay Thai Staff
Kru Dan Novak
EMA Owner and Mississauga Operations Manager
Dan Novak is the founder and Owner of Elite Martial Arts. He currently fills a variety of roles for all locations and most recently has contributed his services to the Krav Maga program at EMA Mississauga, leading Thursday classes. He will now be assuming Kru duties of the Muay Thai program at Elite Mississauga, along side PC Kru Matthew Wearn.
Dan is a lifelong student of Martial Arts. Before founding Elite Martial Arts, Dan spent 14 years working as a Correctional Officer for the Province of Ontario. It was through his experience in this profession that Dan realized for a method of self-defense to be effective in the real world, an individual must train for real world situations. His search for a realistic form of self defense led him to Krav Maga. Dan is a 1st Degree Black Belt & an Expert Level 6 Krav Maga Instructor under Edward Wood of The Krav Maga Association of Canada. Dan is also actively involved in Muay Thai training and competition. He is a currently competes out of SiamNo1 Muay Thai and holds the Muay Thai rank of Blue Shorts. He has successfully competed in both local and international shows. In addition, Dan has earned the highly regarded Muay Thai Instructor rank Kru under Ajahn Suchart of Siam.No1 Muay Thai.
Above and beyond any training and certifications that one can achieve from a Martial Arts school, Dan has an abundance of real world experience that he incorporates into his Krav Maga lessons. It would be a challenge to find an instructor who has more real world knowledge and experience than Dan. Many Instructors promote that they have trained those who work in the field of Law Enforcement, Military and Security. Dan has actually lived it. This is what separates himself from others in his field. He teaches based on real experiences, NOT theory. It is because of his real world experience, that he takes his teaching of others so personally. To this day, Dan remains involved in the Law Enforcement community, training various Special Operations teams and Officers from a variety of municipalities. Every Krav Maga technique that Dan teaches has been real world tested and effective when put to use. Dan sincerely cares about the students he teaches and is willing to do all in his power to help them succeed and reach their individual training goals.
“Krav Maga is very effective! If anything, it’s more effective for self defense than MMA. Krav is practical and simple. The objective is to eliminate the threat, not dance around and flick out a couple of jabs. As a Correctional Officer at a maximum security prison, Krav trains me to defend myself in some of the most aggressive environments and prepares me for worst case scenarios. Leave your training needs in the hands of Instructor Novak. You will not be disappointed. He is a highly skilled Krav Maga Practitioner.” F. Larry, Correctional Officer
PC Kru Matthew Wearn
Matt brings with him over 10 years of Muay Thai experience under the tutelage of Kru Yai James Hines (Ajahn Suchart’s first Canadian student!). He has successfully helped prepare and corner fighters, as well as conduct enjoyable and educational Muay Thai classes for students of all levels.
In addition to his Muay Thai credentials one of Matt’s most proudest achievements was helping establish the scholarship program at Old School Muay.. The scholarship is in honour of his dear friend Graham Barton and is intended to help underprivileged youth, who shows exceptional dedication to Muay Thai, the opportunity to train in Thailand.
EMA Mississauga is proud to have such an experienced and dedicated professional such as PC Kru Matt to our team.
In addition to EMA’s Lead Instructors, our schools have assembled a professional team of highly skilled staff that provide ongoing support to our students. Each of our support staff have been professionally selected and developed to provide our students the best possible instruction. All of our team members are required to pass the in-depth Instructor Certification course offered through The Krav Maga Association of Canada. All of our Lead Instructors hold the rank of Black belt or above!
Our instructors have been closely examined & critiqued for both teaching proficiency and physical ability. In order to maintain the highest quality standards possible, instructors are closely monitored throughout their teaching careers. All of our school’s instructors are required to maintain their certifications through continuing education, training & enrollment in the KMC Instructor course under EMA Owner & Head Instructor Dan Novak and KMC Head Instructor Edward Wood.
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