Meet your Instructor

Mike – Leeds

Graduate Instructor – British Krav Maga Association

  • Graduate Instructor - British Krav Maga
  • Krav Maga Close Protection Course - Krav Maga Leeds
  • Krav Maga Tactical Operator Course - Krav Maga Leeds
  • TAC9 - Hybrid Krav Maga Practitioner
  • Active IQ Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Precision Nutrition Certified Nutrition Coach
  • Wright Foundation Exercise Referral Instructor

Coach Information:

Krav Maga Leeds (BKMA) is run by British Krav Maga Graduate Instructor, Mike Potter. Mike has been involved in Martial Arts since 2000, he took up Krav Maga in 2010 and has been a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor since 2012.

“As a youth I suffered with weight problems and was Clinically Obese until 2010, when I began training with Krav Maga Leeds, under the guidance and training of the excellent Rob Cook, I quickly discovered a passion for fitness, nutrition and exercise.

By 2012 I was training regularly and had Graded to a high standard in Krav Maga. Having gained a vast amount of knowledge about exercise and nutrition I was able to lose 6 stone between the start of 2012 and September 2012. This lead me to seek a career in Fitness and Martial arts and retrain as a Personal Trainer.

I had always wanted to train as a Krav Maga instructor, so in 2016 I attended the British Krav Maga Intensive Instructor Course and qualified as a Graduate Krav Maga Instructor.

I run a friendly club welcoming members of all ages and abilities. Our training ethos encourages realism, high levels of fitness and strives to teach members life saving skills in a supportive, enjoyable environment.”

Krav Maga Lineage

I was taught and certified by Paul Grey (Head coach of the British Krav Maga Association).

Paul Grey was certified at Instructor level in 05 by Eyal Yanilov and Amnon Darsa (IKMF) who were taught and certified under Imi.  Paul Grey also trained and certified under Krav Maga Worldwide via Thierry Viatour (deceased) and John Pascal (Military/Law Enforcement Krav Maga). Both of these instructors  were trained and certified under Darren Levine who again has a lineage going directly back Imi Sde Or.