A 10-Week Small Group Mentoring Course
Exploring the Intersection of Executive Leadership and Krav Maga

What is executive leadership and how can the practice of Krav Maga develop my skills as a leader?

In this highly interactive & collaborative course, Dr. Steven Meier will guide the students through 10 modules detailing the essential qualities and skills of a leader. Drawn from his experience teaching leadership and project management at universities such as Georgetown and University of Maryland, Dr. Meier, will use lectures, group discussion, case studies, articles, videos, and personal experience to help students immediately apply the week's lesson to their personal and professional lives.
As part of each session, students will also learn important Krav Maga self-defense technique and tactics. Led by Expert Instructor Nick Masi, each session of Krav Maga will support the leadership section by discussing the overlapping principles and practicing how to embody them in our actions.
The goal of this course is to enhance both the personal and professional lives of the students. To do that we are limiting registration to a small group of participants willing to take on the challenge.

Course Outline

Week 1
  • Student and Instructor Introductions
  • Course Agenda and Discussion
  • Executive Leadership Section: Executive Leadership and Strategy
  • Krav Maga Section: Introduction of Krav Maga as Self-Defense System
Week 2
  • Executive Leadership Section: Communication
  • Krav Maga Section: Striking and Strike Defenses
Week 3
  • Executive Leadership Section: Decision-Making
  • Krav Maga Section: Dealing with Wrist and Clothing Grabs
Week 4
  • Executive Leadership Section: Conflict Resolution
  • Krav Maga Section: Knife and Pistol Threats
Week 5
  • Executive Leadership Section: Time Management
  • Krav Maga Section: Managing Multiple Opponents
Week 6
  • Executive Leadership Section: Stress Management
  • Krav Maga Section: Releases from Headlocks and Bearhugs
Week 7
  • Executive Leadership Section: Change Management
  • Krav Maga Section: Utilizing Common Objects and Your Environment
Week 8
  • Executive Leadership Section: Influence
  • Krav Maga Section: Releases from Chokes
Week 9
  • Executive Leadership Section: Team Management
  • Krav Maga Section: Protecting Others
Week 10
  • Executive Leadership Section: Recovering Troubled Projects
  • Krav Maga Section: Review & Scenario Training


Meet Your Instructors:

Dr. Steven Meier

Dr. Steven MeierDr. Meier is a member of the federal Senior Executive Service (SES) and a senior aerospace executive. He has 25+ years of federal and private industry experience in the aerospace, defense, and intelligence space communities.  With strong business acumen and financial management expertise, he has led strategy and operations for technology portfolios valued at $350M+ and involving 1000+ personnel. He has led basic and applied research and development portfolios in both government and private industry to identify, select, fund, and execute innovative technologies. Dr. Meier has extensive experience building relationships and collaborating with government agencies, private industry, the international community, academia, startups, and national labs to identify technology trends, foster innovation, create partnerships, and develop strategies to drive business growth.

He is a recognized thought leader and keynote speaker with 60+ presentations and publications covering leadership, strategy, technology management, program management, systems engineering, and several technology areas. Dr. Meier instructs graduate-level classes in Federal Acquisition in National Security; Government Contracting and Pricing; Business Strategy; and Applied Project Procurement at the University of Maryland, George Washington University, and Georgetown University.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in physics from George Mason University, a master’s in physics from the University of Southern California, a master’s in electrical engineering with a concentration in applied physics from the University of California at San Diego, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering with a concentration in optical physics from the Johns Hopkins University. He also obtained graduate certificates in Executive Leadership and Business Administration from Georgetown University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Nick Masi

Nick MasiMr. Nick Masi began his training in Krav Maga in 2003 and has been running his school, First Defense Krav Maga, since 2010. 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 has also been member of the US National Team for Krav Maga Global and the US Coordinator for KMG, 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 in 2000 in San Francisco, CA under the direct tutelage of Dr. Chi-hsiu Daniel Weng and is currently a 4th degree black belt in the system.  A strong competitor, Nick has medaled consistently in both national and international tournaments and earned the title of US National Champion in 2005 & 2006. 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, referee and judge, but has served in the role of Team Leader and Head Coach for international tournaments. He continues to serve on the USSA Board of Directors.

At the University of Rochester, Nick earned a bachelor's degree in History and another in Italian Studies. In San Francisco, at the California Institute of Integral Studies, he earned a master's degree in Asian & Comparative Studies and a second in Transformative Education.

Course Details

Where When How Much
First Defense Krav Maga Feb 6 - Apr 9, 2024 $899
360 Herndon Parkway, Ste 1200 Tuesday Evenings 20 Hours of Coaching
Herndon, VA 20170 6:30 - 8:30pm Access to Articles and Online Resources