OUR INSTRUCTORS

Our instructors are a group of elite performers in their specific principles. Learn from the very best instructors in Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA, and Muay Thai. 

FRASS AZAB

Owner / Chief Instructor

Frass Azab is the owner of Warriors Academy KC and principle instructor, of the Warriors Krav Maga program in Kansas City; with an array of skills and life experience that make his lessons unique and applicable. He is a graduate of Park University's Criminology / Criminal Justice program and past member of the Forensics profession. He has been a member of teams dedicated to caring for violent patients in psychiatric wards and also worked as a security supervisor for night clubs. All of these professions have put Frass in situations to use the mental and physical principles in which he's developed with his martial arts training.

From a young age, Frass was exposed to martial arts and gained skills including training in Judo, Muay Thai, black rank under Nick Hughes in Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Filipino martial arts. In addition to his training, Frass has competition experience in Muay Thai; as well as international competition experience in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and was awarded the title of the 2012 Brazilian BJJ National Champion. 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 as take opportunities to train internationally and for professional organizations. He's conducted training in London, England for the BKM-HQ; and done seminars in Abu Dhabi and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Frass has also had the honor of training the Military Police in Ft. Leavenworth, KS. In every situation he aims to provide every individual with the highest level of training an instructor can provide.

DEREK BOHI

Director of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA

Derek Bohi is an Iowa native, residing in Kansas City. Bohi began his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu journey under Nova Unãio Black Belt Leonardo Peçanha. After years of competition and training, Bohi earned his black belt under Peçanha.

In 2015 he began to instruct as our Director of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA at Warriors Academy KC. His methodical instructions and high energy classes focus on both the competitive and self-defensive aspects of the art.In addition to his Jiu-Jitsu, Bohi is an active professional MMA Fighter and a veteran of bouts on cards for Bellator, RFA , and Titan FC. He is also an ACE Certified Fitness instructor, as well as owner and operator of the Broken Smile Fight Team.

Most recently, Derek took gold in the IBJJF Master's Worlds Jiu Jitsu Championship. Derek is determined to build each student of his into the best possible practitioner and competitor possible.

BRANDON SNYDER

Warriors Krav Maga KC Assistant Instructor

Brandon is a level 2 Krav Maga Instructor at Warriors Academy KC. He Served in the Marine Corp Infantry and is currently in the National Guard Armory. He was a High School Wrestler, with focus on Freestyle and Greco Roman technique. Snyder is currently an NRA certified pistol instructor and Missouri CCW Instructor.

MEGAN GALLANT

Warriors Krav Maga KC Assistant Instructor

Megan is a tested red rank and certified Level 1 & 2 Instructor in Warriors Krav Maga KC, under Frass Azab. She is passionate about empowering herself and other, particularly women, and is excited to help create and lead the first all-women's program at Warriors Academy KC. She is devoted to training hard and seeks continual development in her self-defense and martial arts journey.