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 and she earned her Phase B (Orange Belt) instructor certification in April 2019.
Before doing Krav Maga, Marlena practiced Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu in Maui.
When Marlena is not at the gym, you can find her giving top notch patient care as a nurse, or… dancing! Salsa, Swing, Hula, Bachata, and anything else she move her feet to!
- KMW Certified Phase B (Orange Belt) Krav Maga Instructor
- American Heart Association Certified Heartsaver First Aid / CPR / AED