Pedro E. Sanchez has been involved in martial arts for over 10 years. He started his training in the Brazilian Martial Arts of Capoeria under his good friend Contra Mestre Gui at the Centrosul Capoeria Academy. Later, he moved onto Jiu Jitsu which he studied for a little over two years until finally finding his home in Krav Maga. In early 2005, he began training at Beach Cities Krav Maga under Master Beau Durocher. Mr. Durocher had just opened his location in Huntington Beach, Ca after coming from Chatsworth, Ca with a 5th degree American Tong Soo Doo black belt and an expert level civilian/military/law enforcement instructor certification in Krav Maga. Master Beau Durocher has over 15 years of KM training and twenty plus years experience with traditional martial arts. Pedro always had a respect for the Krav Maga system and immediately found his passion in training and assisting classes. Training daily with Beau Durocher and his methodical and rigorous training regiment, he was selected as a candidate for instructor training. He taught his own class by early 2006 at the HB location and devoted countless hours committing to the growth of Beach Cities Krav Maga. Pedro taught at BCKM in Orange County for over 6 years.
In 2007, after some time working as a main instructor at the HB Location, Pedro was asked to begin a satellite location in Newport Beach/Costa Mesa for Beach Cities Krav Maga. As a Program Director/Lead Instructor, he spent two years managing and training students while growing the location. Pedro was then asked to open and manage another new location in Yorba Linda. After spending a little over a year as the Program Director/Lead Instructor of the YL location, Pedro relocated to Santa Barbara, Ca, opening his own studio and bringing Krav Maga Israeli Self Defense to the Central Coast!
Pedro is certified through Krav Maga Alliance under John Whitman at the national training center in Culver City, Ca, Expert Level Certified with the AKMF (American Krav Maga Federation) as a Black Belt under Beau Durocher CEO/Chief Instructor of Beach Cities Krav Maga, certified with Krav Maga Worldwide at the National Training Center in Los Angeles, Ca, as well as KMX Youth Training Certified.