Ron Podgorny, Martial Arts Instructor

Krav Maga near Fenton

Ron Podgorny


I joined XKM in 2020 after re-locating back to my hometown of St Louis.  I had little martial arts experience prior to beginning training in Krav Maga, but immediately saw the value in the simple and effective techniques presented by the coaches at XKM.  It was great to work things in class that could immediately be applied to multiple real-world situations.  

I became an instructor in 2021 and found a new passion for coaching students to become better prepared to defend themselves and their loved ones.  

Outside of XKM, I actively train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and various shooting sports.  I love the integration of hand-to-hand defensive skills with firearms and instruct at Xtreme Tactical Defense as well.

Self defense has become a way of life for my family and I with multiple members of my family also starting to train at XKM and XTD.  


Krav Maga Worldwide Phase A Instructor Certified
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu White Belt
Integrative Defense Strategies APEX Level 1 Instructor Certified

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