Marlena first started training in Krav Maga at Krav Maga Seattle in 2014 when she moved to Seattle from Maui, Hawaii. She was looking for something to keep her active outside of nursing school and quickly fell in love with Krav.
Through training, learning, and progressing in Krav Maga, Marlena gained a newfound confidence. She felt more empowered than ever before. When she was invited to join the KMS instructor team, she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share that confidence and empowerment with others, especially women. “I believed in what I was learning and wanted to share it with as many people as possible.”
Marlena became a Phase A (Yellow Belt) certified Krav Maga instructor in September 2017.
Before doing Krav Maga, Marlena practiced Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu in Maui.
When Marlena is not at the gym, you can find her getting top grades in nursing school at Seattle Pacific University or… dancing! Salsa, Swing, Hula, Bachata, and anything else she move her feet to!
KMW Certified Phase A (Yellow Belt) Krav Maga Instructor
American Heart Association Certified Heartsaver First Aid / CPR / AED