Nick Delgadillo is a peaceful man. His countenance and positive attitude are contagious, and it’s easy to feel comfortable around him. But, make no mistake, Nick is no push over. He is a Starting Strength Seminar Staff Coach, Krav Maga instructor, and Muay Thai and Brazilian Jujitsu practitioner. This gentle giant is prepared. Nick began practicing martial arts in 2004. A family friend invited him to Mui Tia Boxing and, shortly after, he came across Krav Maga on T.V. It didn’t take him long to earn his instructor certification in Krav Maga.
Krav Maga was birthed in Israel as a military self-defense and fighting system developed for the Israel Defense Forces and Israeli security forces. The name translates as “contact-combat”. It’s considered to be an early version of MMA (mixed martial arts). It was brought to the United States when the Illinois State Police went overseas to learn the technique and brought it back and began training others. Designed to learn quickly, the techniques are simple and practical. It’s not a formal practice. There is no belt or promotion structure. It’s practical, real world, real time self-defense, andit’s a great work out. The movements are instinctive, and should work easily under several scenarios. Nick describes it as “a mindset, it’s taking normal people with normal jobs and teaching them techniques they can use in a real world setting to defend themselves”.
Defense Krav Maga opened at 4036 Kemp Blvd on June1st of 2017. The classes are mostly made up of 18 years old and over. “It’s serious subject matter. It’s for adults”, states Nick. Although the training is serious, it’s always real-world scenarios and the class is made up of average people that work normal jobs.
Nick Delgadillo also works at Wichita Falls Athletic Club, which is the first Starting Strength gym in the country. He’s been teaching people of all walks of life how to fight and lift for over 10 years. Nick is highly effective in preparing people, both mentally and physically, for sport, combat, or the game of life.
As his website says, “Mediocrity is the killer”.
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