Derrek Hofrichter in Tempe - EVKM Self Defense & Fitness

Derrek Hofrichter

Chief Instructor

Derrek Hofrichter founded EVKM Self Defense & Fitness in 2011, and has since positioned the studio as one of the top Krav Maga training centers in the country.  His award-winning training center includes being named the 2014 Krav Maga Alliance School of the Year and the 2017 Best Gym/Workout Studio in Phoenix.

Since beginning his Krav Maga training in 2002 in Washington D.C., Hofrichter has completed multiple advanced instructor certifications and is now a Level 7 certified Krav Maga Alliance Instructor who holds the rank of 2nd Degree Black Belt under Krav Maga Alliance founder John Whitman. He is also the only instructor in Arizona to have traveled to Israel and received a diploma from the Wingate Institute, Israel's official governing body for Instructors and training in Krav Maga. Derrek has trained multiple times in Israel and is recognized by Israel as a Senior Krav Maga Instructor.

In addition to teaching thousands of training sessions for civilians, law enforcement and military, Hofrichter has traveled the world to teach Krav Maga and frequently speaks to groups, corporations and non-profits about the power of attitude by combining self-defense, Krav Maga, and motivational philosophy.

Derrek is very involved with the Krav Maga Alliance, serving on the Executive Board and as the Chief Operating Officer. 


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