Our Instructors go through a very extensive selection process to insure we have only the best and most talented instructors around. When they are selected, they are put through an intense and rigorous series of training to guarantee the highest quality of instruction. Once certified, our instructors are required to continue Krav Maga training and Instructor education yearly.
This ongoing training allows our Instructors to stay up to date on the latest and most effective self protection techniques, teaching methods, nutrition and exercise science. This process is our assurance that every Krav Maga Boston student will continue to receive only the very best in self-defense training.
Dennis Amato was a personal trainer for 15 years, educating his clients in physical fitness and nutrition. In 1999, he began training in Krav Maga and earned his Instructor status in June of 2000, and soon after opened the first Krav Maga school in New England. Since then, Dennis has taught hundreds of federal, state and local law enforcement personnel throughout New England and received an honorable certificate of appreciation from the ATF in Boston for his dedication to training their officers. Along with training civilians and law enforcement personnel, Dennis has also trained several military units prior to their deployment to active duty. Dennis is now the owner of Krav Maga Boston Inc. and is on the board of directors for Alpha Krav Maga International, where he conducts instructor certification courses all around the country.
Karen Armato began training in Krav Maga in 2004 and received her Instructor status in February 2006. Karen holds a black belt in Premier Martial Arts and also a black belt in Krav Maga, making her one of the highest ranking female Instructors on the East Coast. Karen teaches several classes each week at Krav Maga Boston and also coordinates and teaches all of our women-only seminars and programs. Karen is a Certified Law Enforcement Instructor through Blueline Krav Maga and teaches dozens of Law Enforcement personnel Krav Maga, use of force and handcuffing procedures.
Robert Quaraglia began his Krav Maga Training in 2006 with Krav Maga Boston. He quickly dedicated himself to training in every class offered at Krav Maga Boston. He achieved his Instructor Certification in October 2009. He also attended the Premier Martial Arts Program Director Course. He currently is a brown belt in Krav Maga. Robert also has trained in judo and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
Jerieme Daley has been practicing Krav Maga for more than six years. Jerieme’s training includes certifications in Edge Weapons, Law Enforcement/Tactical instruction and Ground Fighting. Jerieme is also a 13-year U.S. Army Veteran with deployments to Afghanistan. He also holds a training position with the U.S. Army as a MACP Instructor (Modern Army Combatives Program). Jerieme’s experience spans more than 15 years with martial arts beginning at a very young age and continued into adulthood with training in wrestling, Muay Thai, jiu-jitsu and taekwondo.
David was born and raised in East Bridgewater, MA. In 1994, he enlisted in the US Navy. David served on board the USS Merrimack as a Gunners Mate from 1994-1997. David received Veteran status for medals earned during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Southern Watch while deployed in 1996. David began training with Krav Maga Boston in 2006, participating in the Instructor Apprenticeship Program, and began teaching in April of 2010.