Our Instructors

Our Instructor of Krav Maga and Muay Thai

Coach 'Stan', is Divergent's Head Instructor, and has been training Martial arts for over 20 years.

Starting his journey as a child in Taekwondo, he has had a life-long passion for the Martial Arts. Having spent the last 15+ years honing his Muay Thai (Kickboxing) teaching, and the last 5 years growing his Krav Maga knowledge and instruction.

Coach Stan has even lived and trained overseas! At one stage he spent 14 months living and training Krav Maga in Singapore. Whilst in Singapore, he even had the opportunity to train with the World famous Dr Itay Gil of Israel, who is at the pinnacle of Krav Maga instruction. Coach Stan makes annual trips to Thailand, the home of Muay Thai to train at the nations leading Muay Thai camps to ensure his striking skills and instruction are current.

As a former Crowd Controller & Security Guard, Coach Stan has extensive knowledge in dealing with people of all sizes, shapes, temperaments and intentions and has a real interest in Self Defence applications and preparing children for real life encounters with those using bully behaviour.

Stan has the following current certifications:

• 3rd Degree BJMA Muay Thai Instructor
• 2nd Degree BJMA Krav Maga Advanced Instructor

• Sport AUS - Community Coaching Certified

• Licenced Trainer (VIC Combat Sports Board)

• PBTR - Child Protection Trained

• Certificate III in Security (Operations)  

• Working With Children Check 

• National Police Check Cleared

• First Aid Accredited


Coach 'Craig'  is Divergent's Assistant Instructor. Craig has a strong passion for Martial Arts having studied Judo as a child, and later Karate. Craig is currently learning the Filipino Martial Art of Eskrima Kali (weapons).

Craig’s quest for the ultimate self defence system led him to Krav Maga. Training Krav Maga has taken Craig to Thailand to train at the BJMA combat training detachment in Northern Thailand, a place rarely seen by foreigners. This specialised firearms training has strengthened Craig's military combat skills.

Having formally worked in the Security and Crowd Control industry, Craig has lead Special Security Units in a variety  of situations.  

Craig has the following current certifications:

• Black Belt BJMA Krav Maga
• BJMA Krav Maga, Module 1 - Handgun Certified
• BJMA Krav Maga, Module 2 - Longarm Certified
• Sport AUS - Community Coaching Certified

• PBTR - Child Protection Trained

• Working With Children Check 

• National Police Check Cleared

• First Aid Accredited

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