Why Impact KMF?
At Impact we value inclusion and community. Expect to be welcomed into an environment where friendly atmosphere and serious training are not mutually exclusive.
Our instructors are dedicated, highly trained and motivated to help you along the way.
Come sweat with us!
Our Three Principles
Be part of an amazing and supportive community that celebrates all levels of ability. We are committed to your development not only physically but mentally as well.
Gain confidence. Gain strength of body and mind. Become formidable while having a blast!
Embrace the challenge we offer and reap the rewards.
FOUNDER & HEAD INSTRUCTOR
Lance Connelly is a 2nd degree black belt in Krav Maga with over 15 years of experience teaching self-defense. He has trained countless individuals from all walks of life and helped them to gain confidence, strength and empowerment through Krav Maga and Fitness.
Lance holds certifications under organizations including Krav Maga Worldwide, Krav Maga Alliance and IMS Counter Terror School. Martial arts have been part of Lance’s life since childhood. He has a wide variety of experience in traditional martial arts as well as boxing, kickboxing and wrestling. In addition to Krav Maga, Lance has been a personal trainer and Crossfit coach since 2007.
Lance has a great passion for teaching and sharing knowledge. He believes in community, commitment to high standards and fun. As the founder and owner of Impact Krav Maga and Fitness Lance has created a friendly, inclusive and supportive environment in which his membership can achieve their self-defense and fitness goals.
KRAV MAGA INSTRUCTOR
Berni Huber has been studying Krav Maga for the last 10 years and is a black belt under the direction of Lance Connelly and is a certified Krav Maga Alliance instructor. Berni has been trained various martial arts in his childhood (Judo, Kung Fu, and Kickboxing.) He also holds a black belt in Taekwondo and is a former professional group fitness instructor.
Berni embraces the challenges Krav Maga training provides and conveys the mindset required to succeed to his students with a supportive attitude.
KRAV MAGA INSTRUCTOR
Miguel has been training Krav Maga since 2010 and is a black belt under the instruction of Lance Connelly. Miguel holds a Krav Maga Instructor Certification from Krav Maga Alliance. Before Krav Maga Miguel was a competitive swimmer and a swimming coach for the YMCA back in Mexico.
Miguel always showed great passion for sharing knowledge, mentoring, and helping people reach their goals. When Miguel teaches, he creates a fun environment to learn Krav Maga techniques and philosophy, he becomes creative to adapt to different personalities and fitness levels to help and support his students’ progress.
CONDITIONING / KICKBOXING INSTRUCTOR
KRAV MAGA KIDS INSTRUCTOR
Certified Krav Maga Alliance Instructor
Andi Semenik is a fitness professional specializing in strength, conditioning, as well as MMA. She started her business, Train of Thought Fitness Inc. in December of 2011. Through training clients and herself she has witnessed the difference it makes to strengthen one’s mental fortitude. How she frames her programming and gets her clients to focus during their sessions changes the way they feel, not only at the end of a session, but how they tackle their day-to-day lives outside of the gym. True empowerment comes from changing someone’s perspective of their capabilities, allowing them to become physically and mentally stronger.
She is infectiously passionate about her field, and equally dedicated to anyone that wants to commit their time to trying something new for themselves.
Andi’s Certifications include: Krav Maga Alliance Instructor, Krav Maga Kids Instructor, Conditioning / Kickboxing Instructor, Pre and Post- Natal Specialist, ACE Personal Training Certifications, Crossfit Level 1, Krav Maga Level 2.
BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU INSTRUCTOR
Felipe Costa is a first-degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under professors Felipe Couoto and Diogo Carequinha. He began his training in his hometown of Belo Horitzonte, Brazil. Felipe is the former head instructor of Gracie Barra in Vancouver BC and has been teaching BJJ for 8 years. He is the founder and head coach of From the Hills BJJ which he runs out of Impact Krav Maga and Fitness. Before BBJ Felipe enjoyed many years training in Capoeira. Felipe has many competitive achievements including winning the CBJJE (South American Tournament)
His teaching style is positive and inclusive with a strong focus on technique and community. Felipe adapts BJJ techniques to suit the individual’s level. He crafts fun and exciting lessons that build confidence and competency in all his students. Felipe’s favourite technique is the Rear Naked Choke.
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BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU INSTRUCTOR
Michael Kim is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under professor Felipe Costa. Michael started his martial arts journey in 2006 while boxing with Queensborough Boxing in New Westminster, then continued his boxing and kickboxing training at Elite Boxing in Pomona California.
Mike began training in jiu jitsu in 2018. His specialties are takedowns, leg locks and half guard. His favourite submission is the Punch Choke. While training under Mike you can expect a modern and progressive approach in a collaborative environment with expert guidance.
Mike’s three goals are as follows. “You have fun, you learn something and you stay safe”.