Laurel first joined KMS in 2016 because she always wanted to learn badass fighting skills and she was intrigued by the Krav Maga system. Additionally, her father was a Marine and she admired his combat skills and discipline. She had no idea how much she would love it!
She stuck with Krav Maga because of how practical and streamlined the techniques are compared to combat sports and martial arts. With Krav Maga, there is nothing extraneous: do whatever it takes to get home safely.
Laurel graduated from the University of Washington in 2017 with a BA in Political Science.
In her spare time, Laurel loves to adventure. Whether she is traveling abroad or just trying a new taco truck with friends, she loves to make each day exciting, social, and fun!
Before Krav Maga, Laurel did ballet, karate, soccer, and tennis. It wasn’t until she found Krav Maga that she found the physical activity and community that keeps her coming back for more.