IKMF Hong Kong

IKMF Hong Kong was founded in 2008 and had been increasingly recognized.

Derek Poon

National Director of IKMF Hong Kong


Certified IKMF E3 Civilian Krav Maga &

IKMF Tactical Shooting Instructor

  • 20 years+ Martial Art experience: Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Chinese Kung Fu (Hung style)
  • Director of Optimum Performance Studio (Tsim Sha Tsui branch)
  • Director & Head Trainer of Med Fit Pro Company Limited
  • Brand Ambassador/Spokesperson of Under Armour Hong Kong
  • Advisory board of Arnold Classic Asia
  • Master of science degree graduate of Sports Medicine & Health Sciences program of The Chinese University of Hong Kong & 1st founding President of the Alumni Association of this program
  • Master trainer of National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • Master trainer of Powerplate Level 1 (acceleration training) to 2 (Post natal)
  • Master trainer of Trigger Point Therapy (Level 1-3)
  • Master trainer of Twist Conditioning
  • Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist & Performance Enhancement Specialist of NASM
  • Former Certified Personal Trainer (IPTI, ACE, NASM & NSCA)
  • Former Certified Strength & Conditioning Speicialist (NSCA)
  • Former Weight Management Program Manager & Fitness Trainer of Qualigenics Medical Centre
  • Former Head of Fitness Training for South China Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Team & Nike CHBL basketball team
  • Former sponsored fitness trainer of Nike Hong Kong

Active Instructors

Oliver Chan

Certified IKMF G3 Civilian Krav Maga Instructor

  • Hapkido Black Belt 4 Dan
  • Gongkwon Yusul Black Belt 1 Dan
  • Head Coach of OC Hapkido & OCKM
  • Has Been Teaching Krav Maga Since 2020
  • Over 15 years of Martial Arts &
  • Self-Defense Teaching Experience
  • Other Martial art background: Taekwondo, Modern Arnis (Filipino), Knife Throwing, CQC

Jackson Chiu

Certified IKMF E1 Civilian Krav Maga Instructor

  • Years of Muay Thai, boxing and fighting experience
  • The 3rd International Wushu Sanda Invitational Championship in 2016
  • 2016 Emperor Bank Group Haotian Financial Charity Hong Kong Comprehensive Boss Outpost 54KG Championship
  • 2016 Taiwan Fengshenhui International Muay Thai Championship 55 kg champion

Nelson Wong

Certified IKMF G5 Civilian Krav Maga Instructor

  • Over 16 years working experience in Security Management and administrative position in major hotel and property security chains in Hong Kong and Macau
  • Specialize in crisis, risk, security, and safety issues
  • Worked on company emergency policy and procedures
  • Organized and executed VIP protection in sizeable events

Tom Cheung

Certified IKMF E1 Civilian Adult & Kids Krav Maga Instructor

  • Trained in Krav Maga since 2013
  • Filipino Martial Arts Instuctor
    Proficient in Edged weapons, Impact weapons and Empty hands
  • Trained under Grand Master Jaime Quizana founder of Palasan Eagle Daite Ilustrisimo Eskrima System since 2014
  • Trained kalis Ilustrisimo under Guru Andy Chan of Hong Kong Kalis Brotherhood
  • Train Top prado Tactical Combat kali under 2lt Manuel s Prado jr. Ret PN (Marines)Chief Master Instructor AFP/PNP
  • Trained with Tuhon Kanishka Head of India Petiki Tirsia Kali
  • “Do whats best for your students” GM Jaime Quizana

Leon Leung

Certified IKMF G1 Civilian Krav Maga Instructor

  • Graduated from the University of Nottingham
  • Embarked on a successful international corporate career across the continents in various leadership positions
  • Share his practical evolving knowledge by helping people from all walks of life and ages, “so that one may walk in peace”

Non-active Instructors

Jim Ashby

Certified IKMF G1 Civilian Krav Maga Instructor

  • Training since 2012 under Zorica King
  • Graduate Level 1 – Certified Civilian Krav Maga Instructor
  • Attended Women’s Self-Defence; Air Rage & Aircraft Anti-Hostage/Hijacking;Defending on Public Transport (Bus/ train etc.);Defending vs variety of common weapons; Defence vs Common Street Attacks;Multiple Attackers seminars
  • Aviation Security Instructor since 2003

Joe Cheung

Certified IKMF G5 Civilian Krav Maga Instructor

IKMF Tactical Shooting Instructor

Stretch Therapist (TSEHK)

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Personal Trainer

  • Completed the Intermediate and Advance Tactical Shooting Program in Q.C. Manila, Philippine with G.I.T Dan Oren (Expert 2, Tactical Shooting Instructor) in Feb 2017
  • Attended Multiple Attacker Seminars with Master Avi Moyal (Master 2, Chairman of the IKMF) in Dec 2016
  • Demonstrated Krav Maga in the stage performance of Arnold Classic Asia 2016
  • Assisted Hong Kong Director Derek Poon in the SMART Convention & Expo (Krav Maga Self Defense Workshop 2016)
  • Certified Stretch Therapist specializing in Passive Isolate Stretching, Active Isolated Stretching, Stretch Manipulation and Flexibility Training

Tad Hazelton

Tad is a Captain with Cathay Pacific Airways and has been in Hong Kong since 1997. Tad is married with three children and lives in Discovery Bay.

Tad was on the first instructor course in Hong Kong in 2009 and has also completed certification as a Kid’s Instructor in Hong Kong.

As a pilot with an irregular and unpredictable schedule Tad does not have regular scheduled classes, but is available for personal or group ad hoc training.

Simon Leung

Simon was trained as a Civilian Krav Maga Instructor in 2013. He is also a 13th generation descendant of Chen Style Tai Chi. He has participated in many Wushu competitions in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Simon started to teach martial arts in 2003, and formed Hong Kong Chen Style Tai Chi Academy in 2010.

Brian McCarthy

Certified IKMF G3 Civilian Krav Maga Instructor

  • Was a professional airline pilot here in Hong Kong
  • Former member of the Australian Army & Military Police,
  • 7 years + Krav Maga experience
  • Has been teaching Krav Maga since 2015
  • Teaches with Apollo Krav Maga in Sheung Wan

Kave Wong

Kave Wong was trained as a Muai Thai and Taekwondo Instructor in 2013 and started teaching since then. He was also trained as a Civilian Krav Maga Instructor in 2014. Besides, he has been working as a swimming coach at Funny Kids Club Limited for 8 years.

Colin Cheng

Certified IKMF G3 Civilian Krav Maga Instructor

  • Joined the Hong Kong Martial Arts team since eight years old
  • Was the former representative athlete of Hong Kong Martial Arts
  • Trained in Beijing ShiChaHai Sports School for four years since fourteen years old and graduated from Beijing Sport University
  • Gold Medalist in Duilian, The 11th World Wushu Championships at Turkey
  • Gold Medalist in Duilian, The 5th East Asian Games at Hong Kong
  • Gold Medalist in Gunshu, The 10th Shanghai International Martial Arts Expo
  • Gold Medalist in Duilian, The 8th Asian Wushu Championships
  • Silver Medalist in Gunshu, The 8th World Wushu championships, Vietnam
  • Silver Medalist in Duilian, The 7th Asian Wushu Championships
  • Silver Medaliat in Combined, The World Games Kaohsiung
  • Bronze Medalist in Combined, Wushu Tournament Beijing Olympics 2008
  • Bronze Medalist in Duilian, The 10th World Wushu Championships, Canada
Bajiquan & Sanjiegun – The first prize, Strait, Hong Kong and Macao Wushu Exchange Competition
  • Men Wushu dual event group, Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards for team event
  • Hong Kong Junior Sports Stars Awards, Bank of China Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards 2006

Cody Chow

Certified IKMF G2 Civilian Krav Maga Instructor

  • Training since 2014 under Derek Poon
  • Former Certified Personal Trainer (NASM)
  • Demonstrated Krav Maga in the stage performance of Arnold Classic Asia 2016

Leo Lam

Certified IKMF G1 Civilian Krav Maga Instructor

  • 5 years experience in KM
  • NASM certified personal trainer
  • Experience in law enforcement related work
  • CIC certified by Tamir

Taro Lim

Taro is an energetic person with positive personality; he has worked in the fitness industry for over 15 years and being the face of countless big & small-scale events, including represented Technogym as Ambassador.

In his career, Taro has received instructor training in a variety of fitness programmes, his internationally certification highlights are: Muay Thai Certified Trainer, Krav Maga Self-Defense Certified Trainer, Aqua Sport Certified Trainer, Kick Fit Boxing Asia’s Master Trainer, TRX Certified Personal Trainer & Ballast Ball Certificated Personal Trainer.

William Tsoi

Certified IKMF G3 Civilian Krav Maga Instructor

  • 8 years+ experience of martial art: Kali, Dirty Boxing and Iaido (Toyama-Ryu style)
  • Lakkan 3rd rank of Pekiti Tirsia Kali
  • Assisted Hong Kong Director Derek Poon for one year
  • Stage performance experience of Krav Maga in Arnold Classic Asia 2016 and Hong Kong Sport and Leisure Expo 2018
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