Phil Laplante

Kids Martial Arts near West Chester

Phil Laplante

Phil Laplante has studied the martial arts and various self-protection systems for more than 30 years. For the last 17 years he has been training in Krav Maga and related disciplines with Ernie Kirk and his most senior instructors. In 2009 he earned his krav instructor certification and in 2012 he earned his Black Belt in Krav Maga under the supervision of Ernie Kirk. In 2015 he earned his 2nd Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga. Again, under the supervision of Ernie Kirk. He is a Level 4 certified instructor under Krav Maga Universal. He has also earned rank in Aikido and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and continues to practice these arts. Phil is Professor of Software and Systems Engineering at Penn State where his research interests include software and systems security. He is married with two children.


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