Our Instructors & Staff Members

Our Instructors have spent many years devoted to training in the art of Krav Maga and other martial arts and have attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as teachers and also mentors.

Master Instructor 5th Degree Black Belt / Founder Beau Durocher

Beau Durocher began his martial arts journey in 1999 and he is still continuing that journey today. Beau began in the art of American Tang Soo Do under the direction of Master Mark Cox. During this time Mr D and Mr Cox competed and trained all over the United States

Throughout his time at this location he also pursued rank in Hapkido, Jujitsu, and Krav Maga. In 1999 Beau took his first course in Krav Maga under the direction of Darren Levine and Krav Maga Worldwide.

Mr Durocher has since taught thousands of men, women, and children. He has also taught within the military, and law enforcement. Mr Durocher and his wife Rebecca moved to Orange County in 2006 and started Beach Cities Krav Maga. They have most recently moved to Idaho where they opened BCKM Idaho.

Mr Durocher founded the American Krav Maga Federation in 2010 as a way to bring together several KM schools as well as grow the system and organization for the future. In 2010 he was also honored with being chosen by Grand Master Danny Hazan who resides in Israel and is the Chief Instructor and Founder of AIKMA. Master Hazan appointed Mr Durocher as the head of AIKMA for the United States. This honorable recognition allows every member of the AKMF to have rank recognition with Israel and Master Hazan.

Master Beau’s Accomplishments

  • 1994 1st Degree Black Belt Tang Soo Do  GM Mark Cox
  • 1994 World Champion SKI Weapons Division
  • 1994 World Champion USKL Weapons Division
  • 1996 2nd Degree Black Belt Tang Soo Do  GM Mark Cox
  • 1996 1st Degree Black Belt Hapkido GM Fariborz Azhakh
  • 1999 3rd Degree Black Belt Tang Soo Do GM Mark Cox
  • 2000 Completed Air Marshall Course KMW National Training Center
  • 2001 Completed Phase A-C Instructor Training – Krav Maga National Training Center US Chief Instructor Daren Levine
  • 2001-2004 Completed Expert Level 1-5 Krav Maga  National Training Center US Chief Instructor Daren Levine
  • 2004/2005 Honorary Deputy Sheriff DT Instructor Georgia, USA
  • 2003 4th Degree Masters Tang Soo Do GM Mark Cox
  • 2008 5th Degree Master Tang Soo Do GM Mark Cox
  • 2010 1st Degree Black Belt Krav Maga – AIKMA GM Danny Hazan Israel
  • 2010 Train The Trainer Instructor – Krav Maga Alliance Chief Instructor John Whitman USA
  • 2010 Simunition Instructor Law Enforcement / Military
  • 2011 Police/Military Certified Instructor Krav Maga Alliance Force Instructor Director Jeremy Stafford
  • 2012 2nd Degree Black Belt Krav Maga – AIKMA GM Danny Hazan Israel
  • 2014 3rd Degree Black Belt Krav Maga – AIKMA GM Danny Hazan Israel
  • 2014 Chief Instructor Train the Trainer Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Instructor US Dept. Homeland Security
  • 2016 4th Degree Black Belt Krav Maga – AIKMA GM Danny Hazan Israel
Stan Hill

Stan Hill

Chief Instructor 3rd Degree Black Belt

Stan is the Chief Instructor of BCKM. Stan has been training and teaching at BCKM since 2006. He is a third degree Krav Maga Black Belt under Mr Durocher and GM Danny Hazan in Israel. He has been involved in the martial arts for most of his adult life. One of the aspects of training that Stan most enjoys is the varied locations, training at the park, beach, in alleys, as well as at the studio. He loves instructing so that he is able to push students farther than they thought possible. Stan likes trying new foods, traveling, and always increasing his knowledge of Krav Maga.

 

Alex Suarez

Alex Suarez

Senior Instructor 2nd Degree Black Belt

Alex Suarez has been with BCKM for over nine years. His youthful enthusiasm and passion for making men, women and children safer is contagious. He is an amazing athlete and also an excellent teacher. Alex is very invloved in the film and acting industry and can be seen in several films and commericals. Alex is available for group evnts and private lessons.
Terrance Lawrence

Terrance Lawrence

Senior Lead 3rd Degree Black Belt Instructor

“T” as we call him here is one of our Senior Lead Instructors here. Terrance is a third degree Black Belt under Mr Durocher and GM Danny Hazan in Israel. He is involved in the military and therefore relates very well to the needs of our military and law enforcement students here. T is a great leader and motivator.

 

Abel Martinez

Abel Martinez

Lead Instructor 1st Degree Black Belt / General Manager

Mr Abel began his martial arts career at BCKM in 2007. At the time he did not know that he would find his passion in teaching men, women, and children. He has a beautiful family and they are activelly involved in BCKM. Mr Abel loves to cook, and takes great pride in his home and personal accomplishments.
Jimmy D

Jimmy D

Black Belt Instructor

Jimmy D. is a Black Belt instructor. He brings an energy and passion to teaching that is rarely matched. Jimmy was previously in the military and holds a high standard of dedication, hard work and perserverance. Jimmy is known for helping others to success, through his positive attitude and encouragment.

 

Ken Garcia

Ken Garcia

Instructor

Ken Garcia was brought onto the staff for his amazing charisma and passion for life. His classes were known to be some of the toughest classes offered. His passion for teaching and making people safe was second to none. Unfortunately Ken was taken from us earlier this year 2012. Ken is survived by his wife and young son. Ken’s son is a student here and will carry on his Fathers passion for the martial arts. Ken you are missed and we love you brother. May God bless your memory and family.

 

Nick Graham

Nick Graham

Instructor

Nick’s extensive training background provides him with the drive to teach others Krav Maga. He strives to not only emphasize the physical aspects of Krav, but the mental aspects as well. He understands the dangers of violent encounters, and wants to provide his students with the skills to make the right choices to go home safe. He believes we must train hard, and fight hard to prepare, because there are no second chances or do overs in the street.
Doug Martin

Doug Martin

Firearms Instructor / Assistant LE/Military Instructor

Doug has been a police officer for over 17 years. A founding member of the Los Angeles Police Department’s elite Wilshire CRASH unit, he currently serves as Team Leader on the Huntington Beach Police Department SWAT team. He has been both a member and supervisor of protective details for celebrities, executives and high-profile court witnesses. He is also a firearms training instructor, protective/defensive driving instructor, and a patrol/SWAT tactics instructor. He has performed in numerous films and television commercials as a precision driver and stuntman, and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. He was most recently seen on Nat Geo.
Christine Kormanik

Christine Kormanik

2nd Degree Black Belt Instructor

Christine is a mother, attorney, and krav instructor who loves training and spending time with her children.  The practicality of getting fit while at the same time learning to protect oneself immediately drew Christine to Krav Maga.  As an adult, kids and Little Dragons instructor, she enjoys that she is able to empower others to find strength and confidence in themselves.
Dong Pham

Dong Pham

1st Degree Black Belt Instructor

Dong has a personality all his own. He has a way of making you feel welcome whether it is your first time or you see him eveyday. Dong teaches our adult classes each week and brings a new approach to each class
Will Dobbin

Will Dobbin

Jr Program Instructor 1st Degree Black Belt

Mr Will has been involved in the BCKM family since he was young boy. He began his martial arts journey at the age of 13. Mr Will went thru the entire Jr Program and then continued on into the adult program. He has a passion for working with the juniors as well as continuing his own training. Mr Will loves to teach and train with traditional martial arts weapons.
Dawn Conrad

Dawn Conrad

2nd Degree Black Belt Jrs Instructor

Dawn has been helping with our children’s classes for over 7 years. She has a heart of gold and loves helping the kids progress and become stronger and more confidant. Dawn can also be seen assisting in adults classes and helping run our womens self defense classes. She has been a great asset to our facility.

 

Guy Glimpse

Guy Glimpse

MOI / 2nd Degree Black Belt Instructor

Guy is our official Minister of Infomation. Guy has accomplished more in Krav Maga in the last few years and has done it better then most of our youngsters. Guy is an excellent motivator and he makes sure that no one in the facility goes unnoticed. Guy is the one that makes every new student feel welcome and is sure to plug you in with other students. Guy is an excellent practicioner and also very good at making corrections and helping prepare students for testing.

McKenna M.

McKenna M.

1st Degree Black Belt Instructor

McKenna is a First Degree Black Belt. She is an awesome athlete and great role model to the young ladies. She is currently attending college locally. She runs all of our women Self defense classes.

Christina Sabella Martynec

Christina Sabella Martynec

Program Director

Miss Christina has been with us for over 3 years. She has a welcoming smile and is the first face you see as you come into our center. Please see her for any membership or challenges. Both of her children are in the program and one of them is already a Jr Black Belt. Christina keeps everything running smoothly behind the scenes.

Rafael Barbosa

Rafael Barbosa

2nd Degree Black Belt Instructor

Rafael has been with BCKM for over 8 years. He is an exceptional instrcutor who pays attention to the finer details. His classes are passionate and he expects to put in the work. He can often be found personally training and bettering himself.

AJ Jolivette

AJ Jolivette

1st Degree Black Belt Instructor

AJ is a United States Marine. He has traveled the world for work and pleasure. Aj has been with BCKM since 2008. He has a huge heart and shares it with everyone. When he is not training in Krav Maga he is doing one of the following, learning a new language, computer code, new musical instrument or flying thru the air with his parkour!

Gary Hernandez

2nd Degree Black Belt Instructor

Gary is an amazing all around guy. He is always smiling, happy and ready to spar. When Gary is not making you smile and work hard he is probably training to be a better instructor. He is always willing to lend a hand and give you some Gary encouragement. 

Ryan Neptune

1st Degree Black Belt Instructor

Ryan has been with BCKM since the Costa Mesa location. He has quickly risen to one of our best instructors. Ryan is a very talented martial artist as well as a phenomenal firearms instructor. His classes are tough and his standards are high. 

Chris Newton

Instructor & Personal Trainer

Chris brings a wealth of knowledge to the BCKM team. He holds multiple black belts in Kempo and Kickboxing. He is a certified kettle bell instructor and certified personal trainer. 

Shelly Morgan

Shelly Morgan

Instructor

Shelly is a Mother, Aunt, and Sister. On top of all that she instructs in our adult program. She is an awesome role model to our ladies and a force to be reckoned with. Shelly has an eye for the technical and is great instructor to work with to review and sharpen your skills before a test.