Meet our Instructors

Chief Instructor - Lisa Rivera

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Lisa Rivera is the only female Krav Maga Black Belt and Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Instructor on the Central Coast. She has been a student of Martial Arts most of her life. She began as a child under the instruction of her father, Eddie Rivera, a 7th Degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate and two time Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee. After serving in the US Army,  Lisa discovered Krav Maga and became a dedicated practitioner. Her devotion to the art and her desire to share her knowledge with others led her to becoming an instructor in 2010. She is currently an instructor through Krav Maga World Wide, Krav Maga Alliance, Krav Maga Global and 360 Krav Maga Academy.  Lisa was instrumental in bringing Krav Maga World Wide’s Force Training Division curriculum to local law enforcement and she has held  a Force Training Division Instructor’s Certification since 2010. She has been the Lead Defensive Tactics, and Baton Instructor for the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department for the past 12 years. She has also taught Defensive Tactics at the California Specialized Training Institute at Camp San Luis. She has trained in Muay Thai under Kru Eric Sandhal of the Budo Ryu and currently studies under the Owner and Founder of 360 Krav Maga Academy, Alan Predolin. Lisa is passionate about sharing her knowledge and providing her students an environment where they can they can challenge themselves and achieve their goals.

Instructor - Seth Hutchinson

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Seth began his martial arts career as a kid when he started training in Tae Kwon Do in Oakland, California. He became interested in the sport of wrestling while attending High School. Shortly after high school, Seth joined the United States Army where he was trained in Army Combatives. 

In 2010 Seth began training in Krav Maga, where he became a dedicated practitioner of the art. Seth began training Krav Maga under Eric Sandhal of the Budo Ryu where he also trained in Western Boxing and Muay Thai. 

Seth became an Instructor with Krav Maga Alliance and Krav Maga Global (KMG) and began to teach students in 2013. Seth is currently training under the discipline of Alan Predolin of 360 Krav Maga Academy, where he recently received his Brown Belt.