Alex S., Palm Bay, FL Martial Arts Coach

Alex S.

Martial Arts


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34+ years martial arts and 25+ years of law enforcement experience offers a unique approach to self defense training. My training has proven to be effective where it counts. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
Training Locations
  1. Indialantic, FL
  2. Melbourne, FL
  3. Palm Bay, FL

Coach is willing to travel up to 50 miles

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults

  • MMA, Karate, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Krav Maga

  • Sweep, Strikes, Roundhouse kick, Mental tranquility, Kick, Jabs, Chi, Blocks, Balance


  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults

  • MMA, Karate, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Krav Maga

  • Sweep, Strikes, Roundhouse kick, Mental tranquility, Kick, Jabs, Chi, Blocks, Balance

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More About Coach Alex

Martial Arts and Self Defense Instructor for over 35 years of teaching experience. Owner of Just Tactics LLC and former Los Angeles Sheriff Department Force Instructor and Krav Maga Worldwide Instructor. I am a 4th Dan in Teoul Moon Kung Fu trained under GM Yim Hon.

Between 1984 through 1991 I competed and won many black belt level tournaments in the United States, Korea, and the Philippines. After 1991, I became a use of force instructor for the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department. In 2000 I worked as an instructor for Krav Maga Worldwide specializing in law enforcement and military training. I received numerous awards for teaching community self defense classes in the County of Los Angeles. My individual and corporate training have been used effectively in real world situations involving guns, knives, and physical confrontations.

Training is a combination of mixed martial arts. We choose a tactical approach to training that is designed for rapid skill development and longer retention – The training emphasizes situational awareness, posturing in a non-confrontational manner that makes it natural for the body to respond quickly while protecting one’s personal space. Emphasis of the training is on the initial confrontation; Obtaining and maintaining the tactical advantage while remaining in the role of the victim (there are no rules that a victim of a violent crime must get hurt).

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Great knowledge coach that definitely knows Martial Arts and Self-defense. I actually had went through I person situation and he was nothing but helpful. I would love to hopefully train with the
Coach again

Coach Alex is great! He emphasizes both the mental and physical aspects of self defense which I really appreciated.

I learned a lot the first day, Alex is very knowledgable, a great teacher, and a nice person, I highly recommend!

I've trained with Alex for over 100 classes and highly recommend him to anyone interested in self defense or martial arts. I had some training in Krav Maga, Muay Thai, and JKD before starting with Alex. I've gained a great deal of real-world knowledge and insights well beyond what I have learned in other systems. In particular, I've learned how to blend concealed carry training with martial arts and situational awareness. In addition, I'm much more in tune with the legal ramifications of altercations.

Most recently, during the COVID-19 crisis, we have transitioned to online classes over Zoom and FaceTime. I've found this format to be a nice addition to our normal 1:1 classes. I'm still able to train and focus on techniques while getting live feedback. Alex has a professional video conferencing setup on a high bandwidth LAN where he provides live training.

Alex is a very effective coach with a wealth of experience in martial arts. His days as a police officer has given him a very unique perspective into what is and isn't useful in practical self defense, and he is also very well versed in competitive martial arts. He is a very patient and thorough coach, and always makes sure that you understand why you're doing things a certain way as well as teaching you how. Getting one-on-one instruction from someone with Alex's background and skills is a unique and exceptionally valuable opportunity. I would gladly recommend Alex as a coach to anyone that was interested in self defense or martial arts in general.


With the COVID-19 situation, Alex has been holding virtual classes and I’ve found them to be very effective. He is very flexible with whatever app you want to use to video conference, and his video conferencing setup is extremely professional. Alex can see and correct deviations in form with a great deal of accuracy from a video feed. He can also show you proper form virtually from multiple angles. Being able to get that kind of live training and feedback while quarantined has been extremely valuable.

Alex is a great trainer and I would highly recommend him. I have done many martial arts programs and now I want to focus on practical self-defense tactics versus repetitive exercises that don't have real-world applications. Alex applies his experience as a police officer and martial arts master to create a program matched to my level and learning objectives.

2nd session and loving it! Alex is very thorough.

The world is a dangerous place and Alex teaches an effective self defense system that emphasizes instinctive movements practical techniques and realistic scenarios and how to turn situations around. Classes are fun and will build your confidence and self esteem up.

WOW! I’m at a loss for words. I have had two meetings with Coach Alex, and already feel confident that I have learned enough basics to get out of an attack situation. He is thorough, intelligent, patient and uses real-life scenarios to make you think outside the box when it comes to self-defense. I’m incredibly impressed and thankful to have found Coach Alex.

Coach Alex is great coach. He takes the time to explain the training and is very patient with you as you learn the new techniques and skills. I would highly recommend Coach Alex for anyone wanting to gain self-defense knowledge and awareness.

Great class and instructor

From the very first training session I Knew that ALEX was more than qualified to effectively teach and train! We went right in to practice self defense tactics that you can apply immediately if your in that situation. I signed up for 3 sessions to see if this was a good fit for me and I just signed up for 5 more sessions! Definitely a better value to get bulk classes, and the best part he comes to my house! When we set a time he’s here at that time! These training sessions already have my state of mind and reflexes working without even thinking about it! I give Alex 5 stars and I will keep continuing my training! Sep 20, 2018
Invaluable tactics training that will no doubt give you the upper hand, and enhance your ability to successfully handle any situation! Dec 18, 2017
Alex is a great coach! He breaks every movement down step by step. He also gives great real life scenarios and it puts you into perspective. Dec 18, 2017
I had been looking for Krav Maga/Self-defense training for about a year since moving back to Brevard County. The closest one I found was in about an 1 1/2 away in Lake Mary. I found Just Tactics on Thumbtack. Not only were they here, but Alex offered to come to my home to train me. I had reached level 3 in my previous training. With Alex, I have learned real-life techniques and go through real-life situations. Alex's experience and training has really been helpful in my development. I would highly recommend Just Tactics to anyone who is serious about learning Krav/Self-defense. Jul 19, 2018
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