Anne Kirk

Kids Martial Arts near West Chester

Anne Kirk

Anne Kirk is the Director of Women’s Self Protection for Krav Maga Universal. She has pioneered a Women’s Self Protection program teaching women from 4 to 84 that they are worth protecting. She believes the first line of self protection is knowing that you are worth protecting. She currently holds a Black Belt in Krav Maga through Krav Maga Universal.

Anne is a certified Krav Maga instructor with Krav Maga Universal and a graduate of Wingate Institutes Krav Maga program in Israel. She has been asked to lead Women’s Self Defense Seminars throughout the United States, as well as invited as an instructor to teach men and women how to use the body’s structure to improve self defense training.

Anne has a vast background in body mechanics and movement. She earned her BA in Dance in 2004 (Goucher College), and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010 (Temple University). Anne has continued her study of human movement becoming certified in Selective Functional Movement Systems, Barefoot Training, and Kettlebell coaching through Strong First.

Beyond teaching Women’s Self Protection, Anne assists local law enforcement and military with scenario based training, practices Physical Therapy, and facilitates advancements and improvements in self defense education.  Anne is also one of the core instructors for numerous International Krav Maga Camps where she teaches alongside former Special Forces, professional fighters, and Counter Terrorism professionals from the USA, Israel, UK and Italy.

Anne holds a position on the board of directors for The American Women's Self Defense Association, as well as works part time as an advocate for the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County.

She cross trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, WW2 knife combatives, and firearm training.  Most recently she earned her Protective Security Detail Certification from Masada Tactical.

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