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IVANA RIES
 


HEAD COACH

SELF-DEFENCE 

  • Israeli Krav Maga Black Belt & Instructor (EDA)

  • Tactical Firearms Instructor (Registered PFTC / ITA)

  • Kali Bladed and Edged Weapons Instructor 

  • FMA Stick / Baton Instructor

  • Close Quarter Combat Instructor (ICS)

  • CPO’s/Bodyguards/Armed Security CQC Instructor

  • Hijacking Prevention Educator

  • Anti-Gender-based-violence Educator

  • Anti-Human Trafficking Educator

  • Street Grappling Instructor

 

COMBAT SPORT  

  • Mixed Martial Arts Instructor  (IMMAF Coach)

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor (Quan Wessels)

  • Boxing Coach (Competitive Fighters)

  • Muay Thai Coach 

OTHER

  • Motivational Speaker

  • Corporate Trainer

  • Movie Fight Scene Choreographer 

SELF-DEFENCE INSTRUCTOR

Ivana is a full time, professional Tactical Close Quarter (Hand-to-Hand) Combat Instructor, Tactical Firearms Instructor (ITA / PFTC), Bladed and Edged Weapons Instructor (FMA), Israeli Krav Maga Instructor and Black Belt (Trained by Ex-Special Forces).  Ivana specialises in teaching advanced close quarter combat to members of special police units, VIP/Close Protection Officers/Bodyguards, Armed and Unarmed Security Personnel, members of Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Responders.  

 

COMBAT SPORT COACH 

She is a licensed and qualified Mixed Martial Arts Instructor through the International MMA Federation (IMMAF) and is a registered instructor with MMA South Africa. She is an Affiliate Coach of Quan Wessels (BJJ/MMA/Wrestling).  Ivana trains competitive athletes in Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts.  Her students compete several times a year.

SPEAKER

She is a sought after conference speaker and motivational speaker.  

 

ANTI-HIJACK & DRIVER TRAINING

She further specialises in tactical risk mitigation strategies for all road users, including Transport and Logistics Companies, Fleet Owners as well as the general public. 

 

COMMUNITY WORK

In addition Ivana is actively involved in projects to curb gender-based-violence as well as human trafficking.

 

FOUNDER OF STORM COMBAT

Ivana is the founder of Storm Combat as well as Integrated Combat Systems (ICS) upon which Storm Combat runs. 

INTEGRATED COMBAT SYSTEMS

ICS and Storm Combat turns up the heat with an intensified system of self-defence which seamlessly integrates Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Filipino Martial Arts, Bladed Weapons, Boxing, Wrestling, Muay Thai and MMA.

Ivana constantly reminds her students to work on the worst case scenario - that is the assumption that their attacker is bigger, stronger, faster and more athletic than they are.

Ivana has a background in Krav Maga, MMA, Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Filipino Martial Arts, Fitness and Gymnastics.  She has been privileged to train alongside professional EFC, WBO and IBO champions and remains a life-long student. 

 

LIFELONG STUDENT

Living by the motto:  Who Dares to Teach Must Never Cease to Learn, Ivana actively continues her own personal training regimen and is constantly expanding her own knowledge. 

EMPOWERING OTHERS

She is passionate about passing on this knowledge and elevating her many students to their highest possible level of proficiency, understanding, refinement and mastery - with the objective of ensuring they are mentally and physically prepared for dealing with a violent encounter, be it on the streets or in competitive MMA, Boxing or BJJ.

 

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