About the Author
Mark Slane hs taught martial arts since 1986 and opened his first dojo in 1993. In 1999 Mark was a member of the very first group of outside instructors ever trained at the Krav Maga National Training Center in Los Angeles. He then went on to open one of the first half dozen Krav Maga schools in the United States. Mark became a black belt in November of 2003 with Krav Maga Worldwide, tested with the USKMA to Second Degree Black Belt in 2009 and Third degree in 2012. Mark Slane has studied the martial arts for over thirty years.
Mark started his training in Tae Kwon Do and holds a fourth degree black belt in that art. In Olympic style Tae Kwon Do he won a national championship in sparring in the light weight division – 33 to 40 year old age group. He has taught martial arts to hundreds of students in various schools over the past twenty years and has coached and trained dozens of national medalists, national champions, U.S. team members and even two World medalists. He has also trained in boxing for several years with Olympic Gold Medalist, Jerry Page and has spent years studying Muay Thai, BJJ, and Mixed Martial Arts as well.
Mark also has authored four other books on Krav Maga including Defending the Barrel & the Blade, Krav Maga for Law Enforcement (with SGT Brannon Hicks), American Krav Maga and Be Safe. He has also had an article published in Black Belt magazine.
Mark retired early from his firefighter/paramedic job to devote his life to making others safer. He founded the United States Krav Maga Association to spread Krav Maga throughout the U.S. the right way. No politics or egos…Just real world self defense training.