Any info on "Austin Self Defense" school in Texas?
I was wondering if anyone had any info on this school or the 'president'. It's a Krav school, but they claim to teach MMA and boxing on a pro level. There were some red flags, they claim to teach 'Mui Thai' and 'Hap Kito' and none of the instructors list their BJJ rank. I have never seen or heard of anyone from that school fighting on any MMA or boxing card in Texas.
The president's bio: Dan Kiser is the President of Austin Self Defense, which has served Austin, Cedar Park, and Leander since since 2002. Mr. Kiser has always had a passion for learning self-defense and fighting techniques and sought out training in reality-based martial art forms. Mr. Kiser has undergone extensive training and received certifications in Krav MagaTM and Haganah Israeli Self Defense & Hand to Hand Combat and anti terrorist techniques. Mr. Kiser has trained under many well-known and prestigious instructors including, Mike Lee Kanarek who is the founder of Haganah F.I.G.H.T and former Operations Group Commando of the Golani Brigade Special Ops Unit of South Lebanon. Additionally Mr. Kiser has consistently trained in Brazilian Jui Jitsu, Hap Kito, Tae Kwon Do, Sambo, & Judo.
I did Wiki the 'Golani Brigade' and it's a real unit and it sounds like an elite unit at that. I just have no clue how to confirm the military claims. The bio is written in such a way I cannot tell if Mr Kiser is claiming to have served in the unit or if he is saying he trained under Mr Kanarek who served in the unit.
The school's website is: http://www.austinselfdefense.com