UA-68539688-1

Instructor Profiles

Instructor Profiles

At Capital Krav Maga we are happy to share out knowledge and experience with you. If you read our instructor profiles below, you will see we have a variety of  skills and we are happy to share this with our students. On a weekly basis we coach people new to Krav Maga all the way up to instructor level.

Carl Smullen

Carl Smullen is an Expert Level (E1) Krav Maga instructor and a full time martial arts & self defence instructor. Carl has over 20 years of continuous training in martial arts starting in Taekwon-Do at a young age and reaching the grading of 4th Dan Blackbelt. Carl became interested in Krav Maga as he seen the quality of self defence training it provides and believes it to be the best system of self defence for everyone.

Instructor Profiles Carl Smullen

Carl Smullen

Carl completed his Krav Maga instructor course in 2009 under Global team members Tommy Blom & Amnon Darsa with a G1 grade. Carl opened the Capital Krav Maga Club in 2009 and has gathered a large group of dedicated students who train regularly and are reaching a high-level of Krav Maga skill & fitness.

Carl believes in constantly trying to improve your own skill as an instructor & Krav Maga practitioner and regularly trains with Global-team Krav Maga instructors. Carl has travelled to Israel every year from 2010 to present for high-level training camps with KMG chief instructor Eyal Yanilov & other expert-level Krav Maga instructors. Carl graded to G2 at the 2010 camp, G3 at the 2011 camp & G4 at the G-camp in 2012 following a gruelling testing regime under high-level instructors. While Carl achieved the grade of G5 at a training camp in Germany in 2013

Carl has attended three Expert Camps in Israel from 2013-2015, this 8-day training camp is the top level Krav Maga camp attended by high-level instructors from around the world. In June 2014, after the expert camp in Israel, Carl graded to the rank of Expert Level 1.

Outside of Krav Maga Carl is also very interested in Strength & Conditioning and athletic development. Carl is a Strongfirst Level 2 kettlebell & bodyweight instructor, Ground Force Method movement coach and a certified Precision Nutrition coach, meaning Capital Krav Maga can provide you with the complete training experience.

Stephen Smullen

Stephen Smullen is Expert Level 1 (E1) Krav Maga instructor; having graded to this level at the 2015 Expert camp in Israel. Stephen has over 20 years of continuous experience in martial arts and is a full time self defence instructor.

Instructor Profiles Stephen Smullen

Stephen Smullen

Stephen completed his instructor course in 2011, with the top results of his group. Stephen’s instructor training was conducted by Ze’ev Cohen, Ralf Ulbig, Tal Kvores & Albert Kagalski of the Krav Maga Global team. Stephen now runs his own classes at Capital Krav Maga Dublin, and is gathering a large group of students.

Stephen has been training and instructing at the Capital Krav Maga club since 2009, in this time Stephen has completed many seminars under expert level Krav Maga instructors from around the world. Stephen attended the Graduate camp in Netanya Israel in June 2012 where he completed over 50 hours of training after which he graded to G3 after an 8 hour test under Ze’ev Cohen (Master Level 1). 

Stephen graded to Graduate Level 4 & 5 at the Crosstown training camps in Germany in 2013 and 2014 respectivel. Also in 2013 & 2014 Stephen attended the Expert level training camp in Israel, led by Eyal Yanilov, Tommy Blom, Ilya Dunsky and other members of the KMG Global instruction team.

Outside of Krav Maga, Stephen is a Ground Force Method Movement coach as well as a 4th Dan Blackbelt in Taekwon-Do. Stephen has been a member of the Irish national TKD team since 2009, winning medals all over the world. In 2015 Stephen became a World Champion when his Team Ireland sparring team won the World Championships in Jesolo Italy.

Ken Hyland

Ken Hyland is a Graduate Level 1 (G1) instructor. Ken completed his instructor course in 2015 under members of the KMG Global & International team of instructors including Ilya Dunsky, Pavel Shreer & Balasz Szabo. Ken has come through the Capital Krav Maga club as a student and is the first member to reach the level of instructor. In Ken’s time as a student of Krav Maga he has been very dedicated to training, doing at least 4 sessions per week as well as taking part in many seminars and training camps including the 2013 P-camp in Ireland under Zeev Cohen & Albert Kagalski.

Instructor Profiles Ken Hyland

Ken Hyland

Ken has been very involved in the training of our 2015 beginner courses in Clondalkin as well as coaching a number of our higher grades to success in their recent gradings for P5 & G2.

Outside of Krav Maga Ken is very much involved in charity, through his work with the Irish Children’s Arthritis Network.