Gus Bottazzi is a 30 year veteran of the martial arts, holding multiple black belts in Japanese karate (Kenpo) and Israeli Krav Maga, the hand-to-hand combat system of the Israeli Army. Gus has the distinction of training with, promoted to full instructor and black belted by three direct students of Krav Maga’s founder, Imi Lichtenfeld. He is also certified through 4 of the most respected Krav Maga federations in the world (Krav Maga WorldWide, IKMA, IKM-AC, Krav Maga Academy). A sought after self defense instructor and self-defense strategy speaker, Gus has given workshops and seminars internationally to audiences ranging from law enforcement to women’s empowerment organizations. Over the last 15 years, Gus has designed and implemented a training program and methodology that has been taught to thousands of college-bound students. Gus’ mission is to help reduce the number of victims of violent crimes every day; to instill the knowledge of self-defense to all students he teaches and build the confidence necessary to stay vigilant and safe. Gus teaches private lessons and can be reached via his website. In this podcast, we discuss his origins, Krav Maga, Use of Force, Our teaching philosophies, and violence in general with a little extra added on as always.