If you met Richard Swords on the street, you wouldn’t find him overly imposing. He’s a genuinely friendly, humble family man. You might even think that he’s never been in a fight in his life.

You’d be wrong.

Most people don’t know that he’s trained in martial arts for the last 32 years and has been an instructor for more than 25 years. He’s a 4th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a 3rd degree black belt in Krav Maga.

Richard is a certified instructor with Wingate Institute in Israel which is the birthplace of Krav Maga. He has trained and certified Krav Maga instructors all around the country. He is actually one of the highest ranked Krav Maga instructors in the United States.

But, you’d never know that by talking to him. He clearly doesn’t like talking about himself. For him, it’s about the students and the training. That’s what’s important.