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 3 - the first instructor in the United States to reach this rank in KMG under Eyal. He is also been member of the US National Team for Krav Maga Global, assisting with the development of instructors and schools throughout the United States.
Nick has completed additional KMG teaching certifications for Law Enforcement, Combat and Fighting, Kids, Mental Conditioning/Combat Mindset, and Women.
Nick began his Shuai-chiao training and earned his 4th 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. A frequent traveler with Team USA, Nick has not only been a competitor, but has served in the role of Team Leader and Head Coach for international tournaments. Nick started the Northern Virginia Shuai-chiao Club in 2007 to teach and continue to spread the art.
Ground Force Method Level 1 Instructor
Flexible Steel Instructor Level 1
CPI Certified Instructor - Associate