Our Staff of Black Belts & Instructors
While other schools in Billings may "teach Krav Maga," ours actually has certified instructors who have achieved legitimate rank in a recognized system and have also met the qualifications to be an instructor. You won't find that in other schools. You also won't find the number of certified Black Belts and high level students we develop.
Dennis Forleo - Lead Instructor
USKMA 3rd Degree Black Belt & Law Enforcement Instructor
Dennis has been involved in many different martial art styles since 1985. He started in Taekwondo and reached a 4th Degree Black Belt in that style. He has also studied Japanese Ju Jitsu and reached a 6th Degree Black Belt in that style. He is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Chi-Tu Do and also an 8th Degree in Kabaroan Eskrima. He has been teaching for over 35 years and has taught people from age 4 to age 80. He was promoted to 3rd Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga on October 7, 2022.
Leslie Dunaway - USKMA 2nd Degree Black Belt & Law Enforcement Instructor
Leslie began her journey in Krav Maga after having her son in martial arts for a couple of years. She has quickly grown into an outstanding instructor and teaches regularly in both the Krav Maga and Chi-Tu Do programs. She gets charged up by seeing her students succeed in Krav and in life. She successfully tested for 2nd Degree Black Belt in March 2021. Leslie leads the free women's self-defense classes that we teach monthly.
Donald Chaney - USKMA Black Belt Instructor & Law Enforcement Instructor
From the start of his training through his Black Belt test, Donnie lived and trained in Anaconda, Montana - about 3 1/2 hours from Billings, but made the drive almost weekly to train with us. He started training Krav Maga in August of 2020 and came to us with some boxing, BJJ and traditional martial arts experience. Donnie worked in corrections and runs Ten Snakes Krav Maga in Anaconda. He lives part time in Billings and helps teach everywhere he can. He successfully passed his Black Belt test in October 2023.
Christian Duffus - USKMA Black Belt Instructor
Christian started training at Billings Krav Maga in the Fall of 2017 and came to us with some traditional martial arts experience. He quickly picked up the concepts and techniques of Krav Maga and blossomed into a fierce practitioner. He took the instructor's course and began helping out in classes. He passed his KM Black Belt test in February of 2021. He also trains in BJJ.
Kadin Dunn - USKMA Black Belt Instructor
Kadin started training in Krav Maga when he was just a 14 year old freshman in high school. It took a little time to get him used to class, but fairly soon, he started to learn how to use his body properly and how to hit hard. He made his way through the levels and tested for his Black Belt in November 2022. He took a year off to wrestle in high school but came back to Krav and completed Instructor training in the fall of 2023.