Nick Masi has been teaching Krav Maga in the Washington, DC area since 2004. He began his training in 2003 after completing graduate school in California. He was a natural and within a year, was an assistant instructor leading classes at a number of different locations.
In 2008, Nick traveled to Berkeley, CA for the IKMF US Instructor’s Course with Eyal Yanilov, a first of its kind event in the United States. Nick is one of the very few instructors in the DC metro area to complete his instructor training personally with Eyal (who is now head of Krav Maga Global – KMG, the highest ranked practitioner in the world, and the leading voice of modern Krav Maga).
Nick is currently ranked Expert 1 making him one of the highest ranked instructors in the United States. He is also the North American Coordinator for Krav Maga Global, assisting with the development of instructors and schools throughout the United States and Canada.
Nick began his Shuai-chiao training and earned his 3rd degree black belt under Dr. Chi-hsiu Daniel Weng in Cupertino, CA. A strong competitor, Nick has medaled consistently and placed first in the 2005 & 2006 National Championships. He has also represented the United States in competitions in Brazil, Italy, China, and Taiwan. Nick started the Northern Virginia Shuai-chiao Club in 2007 to teach and spread the art.