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. Most recently being named the 2014 Krav Maga Alliance School of the Year.

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 a member of the Krav Maga Alliance Training Team, which trains and certifies Krav Maga instructors around the country, and is a certified Armed Citizen Tactics instructor, able to teach how to blend the use of a conceal carry weapon into self-defense training. 

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. He is also the only instructor in Arizona to have traveled to Israel to complete a Krav Maga Instructor course, and received a diploma, from the Wingate Institute, Israel's official governing body for Instructors and training in Krav Maga. Recently, Derrek traveled to Israel a second time to complete an additional Wingate course and is now recognized by Israel as a Senior Krav Maga Instructor.



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