Brisbane Krav Maga’s classes in North Brisbane are led by Master Gavriel Schneider, Australia’s most senior and highly experienced Krav Maga instructor. Master Gav has over 30 years experience, including black belts in five different martial arts, teaches survival jujitsu to police and military around the world, has spent time as a presidential bodyguard and has a PhD in security Risk management. With Master Gav’s world-class knowledge, experience and passion, our Krav Maga North Brisbane students, new or experienced, can learn from the best.

Instructors Nick and Max both have extensive martial arts, security and military experience and love passing their knowledge onto students, whether they’re just starting or continuing their Krav Maga journey.

Master Gavriel Schneider

7th Dan Black Belt

Krav Maga, Street MMA, or Survival Jujitsu as it is variously known is lead by Master Gavriel Schneider. Gav brings great passion and enthusiasm to his teachings, as well as thirty years martial arts experience which includes obtaining his 7th Dan Black Belt in Survival Jujitsu, 6th Dan Black Belt in Koga Ryu Ninjitsu, 6th Dan Black Belt in Genai Ryu Ninjitsu, 2nd Dan in Taekwondo, and black sash in Muay Thai. In addition to this Gav has taught, and still teaches military and police personnel around the world including special forces units, and consults government and enterprise on security and risk management having his PhD in this field.

Max McGregor

Black Belt

Instructor Max is not only a Krav Instructor but also a member of the Australian Defence Forces and a highly experienced martial artist in his own right, having trained in BJJ, MMA, boxing, and kickboxing. Max loves Krav, fitness, and martial arts, and perhaps, most of all, sharing his knowledge and experience with the students he teaches.

Nick Rymer

Black belt

Instructor Nick is a very experienced martial artist in his own right, having obtained his black belt in Wing Chun Kung Fu, and being an Instructor of boxing, kickboxing and Muay Thai. This is of course in addition to being a Survival Jujitsu, Krav Maga, and Street MMA Instructor having learnt from Master Gav for a number of years. Nick is also a qualified personal trainer with experience in security so knows firsthand about health and fitness, as well as self-defence and martial arts. You’re sure to enjoy Nick’s fun and dynamic teaching, which keeps you coming back for more.

Nicole Schneider


Nicole has been a passionate martial arts practitioner for many years and has trained in a number of different styles giving her a broad knowledge that can really help her students to develop practical self-defence skills. Nicole is always quick with a smile and teaches fun, interesting and energetic classes, with a special interest in women’s self-defence classes. Be sure to come and try one of Nicole’s classes! :)

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