June 25th, 2019. My fellow instructor, my brother, declared his oath and joined the United States Army. While both professionally and personally, Hunter will be sorely missed here at Valhalla. I know that he has just taken his first step towards fulfilling a life-long goal.
I’ve known Hunter for nearly 10 years. I have watched him grow from a boy of 14 to a man of 24. I have watched him conquer so many obstacles through talent, intelligence, and sheer force of will that it almost became commonplace. I have watched him grow into one of the people that I most admire in this world.
Hunter has been and is one of the finest Krav Maga Instructors that I have had the privilege to work with. His dedication, attention to detail, and knowledge are extraordinary. His desire to make each of his students better, stronger, safer, and more confident was evident in every class he taught. His classes were never about him or how good he is, they were always about his students. I can think of no greater thing to write about an instructor.
Valhalla Krav Maga would not be what it is today without the many contributions that Hunter made to its success. I asked him to leave his Instructor Diploma with us, as usual, he thought it would be better to take it down as he is no longer here, and he didn’t want to distract from our current instructors. I finally won an argument and convinced him to keep it here. He is bound to great things, he is bound to help a great number of people, to leave his mark on this world. While he is doing that, I want people to know the incredible mark he left with us.
Until that day brother,