Rank: Graduate 4
IKMF Civilian Instructor
IKMF Kids Instructor
IKMF Women's Self-Defense Instructor
First Aid & CPR Trained
Oleksiy Chernyshov (Civilian, Women's and Kids Instructor) is originally from Kyiv, Ukraine and he has been practicing Krav Maga for 7 years. Oleksiy had his first taste of Krav Maga while doing volunteer work in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2012. He has been training with Valley Self Defense ever since. Traveling internationally for business and volunteer work is a big part of Oleksiy's life and he sees Krav Maga as a valuable skill to have in our ever-changing world. He became a civilian instructor in Krav Maga in 2017 and teaches civilian classes at Valley Self Defense. Oleksiy achieved the rank of G4 in April of 2023. Oleksiy's goal is to help his students to trust in their skills and training so that they may walk in peace wherever they go.