Mark Whitson Self Defense Instructor

Mark Whitson

Mark Whitson began training Krav Maga in 2005 under Krav Maga black belt Sam Sade. In 2006 he was certified by Krav Maga Worldwide as a Krav Maga Force Training instructor for military/law enforcement. He is a police officer and has been employed for over 31 years with the St. Louis County Police Department.

His career has included assignments in Drug Enforcement, Special Operations, and Tactical Operations. Mark also instructs boxing and assists training police officers participating in the annual Backstopper's charity boxing event "Guns and Hoses."

Besides Sam Sade, Mark has had the privilege to train with Jon Pascal, Bas Rutten, Amir Perets, and Tony Blauer. Locally Mark has been fortunate to train with Paul Fritsche, Steve Sulze, Nick Delgadillo, and St. Louis Boxing Hall of Fame member Kevin Bozada.

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