EMA NORTH YORK OWNER/HEAD INSTRUCTOR
Elite Martial Arts is proud to announce Lawrence Chan as our Owner/Head Instructor the EMA North York!
For years Lawrence has served as the Lead Instructor/Operations Manager at EMA Toronto (Downtown) under EMA Founder and Krav Maga Canada Lead Instructor Dan Novak. It was in this role that Lawrence acquired the experience and leadership skills required to successfully fulfill the role of Head Instructor. EMA North York is in very capable hands with Lawrence at the forefront of this excellent new training centre.
Lawrence has successfully met the high standards set forth by the Krav Maga Association of Canada, in earning both his Krav Maga Black Belt his Advance Level 4 Instructor Certification. Most recently Lawrence has taken on an active role in the Muay Thai program offered at Elite and has earned the rank of Blue Shorts and the Instructor rank of Poo Choi Kru under Ajahn Suchart of SiamNo1.
In addition to his Krav Maga & Muay Thai credentials, Lawrence possesses four years of high level competitive wrestling experience and is constantly involved in physical competitions of all varieties. He demonstrates a high level of skill & physical fitness that motivates his students to reach their full potential in both his physical conditioning classes as well as his Krav Maga & Muay Thai classes. Lawrence is devoted to building and pushing the standards of the student body of Elite Martial Arts to be a strong, effective and confident group of Martial Arts practitioners.
“I’ve been training with Lawrence and his team for the last 6 months and their passion and dedication to the success and individual goals of each student truly shines through in everything they do. Very positive and welcoming atmosphere. You will not be disappointed!”
– Craig W
NORTH YORK LEAD INSTRUCTOR
Maria Gonzalez comes to EMA North York as the youngest Krav Maga Instructor ever to be awarded the role of Lead Instructor at any Elite Martial Arts Training Centre. This prestigious position at our school has respectfully been earned through a work ethic that comes second to none, as well as a passion for Krav Maga, Muay Thai and Martial Arts in general. Having been trained and certified directly under EMA Founder and KMC Lead Instructor Dan Novak, Maria has obtained a very unique Martial Arts skills set. She has a primary proficiency in Krav Maga hand to hand combat but has recently devoted herself to specializing in Weapons Defense training (also through EMA’s Krav Maga program).
Her credentials speak volumes to the devotion she has put forth to her training and development. She is Krav Maga Black Belt and certified KMC Instructor. In addition, Maria has achieved the Muay Thai rank of Blue shorts and Instructor rank of Poo Choi Kru under Ajahn Suchart of SiamNo1. Maria’s commitment to training and teaching was recognized by her being awarded the 2016 “Fighting Spirit Award” jointly through Elite Martials and Krav Maga Canada.
Maria’s classes are fast paced, energetic and create a positive training environment. EMA North York is proud to bring Maria on board as our Lead Instructor!
In addition to EMA’s Lead Instructors, our school 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.