Frass Azab is the owner of Warriors Academy KC and Chief Instructor of Warriors Krav Maga in Kansas City. He is a graduate of Park University's Criminology/Criminal Justice program, worked in Forensics, and as a member of teams dedicated to caring for violent patients in psychiatric wards. He has been a bodyguard for celebrities, and worked as a security supervisor for night clubs in Miami and Kansas City. These professions have provided Frass real world experience utilizing his knowledge and physical skills developed in his martial arts training, giving him an array of principles and life experience that make his lessons unique and applicable.
From a young age Frass was exposed to martial arts, and never stopped. His training includes Judo, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Filipino martial arts. He is a black rank under Nick Hughes in Krav Maga, Frass has competition experience in Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, earning the title of the 2012 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu National Champion of Rio de Janeiro. Along with his knowledge of hand to hand practices, Frass is certified by the NRA for Pistol and Defensive Tactical shooting.
Now an avid instructor, Frass is focused on sharing his knowledge with students at his academy, as well nationally and internationally. He's conducted training in London, England for the BKM-HQ and given seminars in Abu Dhabi and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Frass has also had the honor of training the Military Police in Ft. Leavenworth, KS. He is currently a Warriors Krav Maga instructor under Nicholas Hughes, a CSW instructor under Eric Paulson, a Kembative's Brand Instructor under Kelly McCann, and Krav Maga Instructor for the IMC Academy. Frass has been inaugurated into the U.S.A. Marital Arts Hall of Fame as a 2018 Self Defense Instructor.
Ethan Benda heads the Warriors Academy BJJ program. He is a BJJ brown belt under Jason Bircher (KCBJJ/Renato Tavares Association) with a long history of competition. Ethan has over 20 years of martial arts experience, including experience in Kyushin Ryu Jujitsu, submission wrestling, Muay Thai, and Krav Maga.
Ethan also has over 18 years experience as a personal trainer and performance nutrition specialist. He is the developer of Functional Interval Training(F.I.T.), and The Diamond Protocol. He has trained multiple amateur and professional athletes, and several military special operations candidates, emphasizing the physical, psychological, and nutritional demands of competitive sport, creating athletes who “never get tired.”
We offer a one-time week pass for $25, giving you access to three classes of your choosing, or a one-time $10 pass for a single class in the Women's Self Defense Program. This is a great way to experience training and see what membership has to offer! Passes can be purchased online or in person at our academy.