Erik Hicks

Owner, Head Instructor

Instructor since: 2002

Krav Maga Worldwide Certification Level: 2nd Degree Black Belt, Force Training Instructor

Erik is the Chief Instructor of Krav Maga Dallas and is certified by the Krav Maga Association of America as a Second Degree Black Belt Instructor. As well, Erik is a certified Force Training Instructor and enjoys teaching our military and law enforcement personnel. He is also the lead instructor of Krav Maga Dallas’s Youth Program and is a certified personal trainer.

Erik took his first Krav Maga class in 2000 and has been hooked ever since. Quickly gravitating toward Krav Maga’s natural movements and it’s physical and efficient style, Erik was bitten by the teaching bug almost immediately and traveled to Los Angeles to receive his first certification in 2002. In 2004, he purchased the school and Krav Maga Plano was born. Over the next several years, Erik continued his training and received his Expert I/Blue Belt Instructor Certification. In 2007, life took a small detour and Erik entered the world of restauranteur, owning and operating a chain of local sandwich shops. While he enjoyed the experience and excitement of the food industry, it limited his time to train and took him away from his true passion which is teaching Krav Maga. After working more than 15 years in marketing and a 5 year stint as a “sandwich mogul”, Erik took the leap of faith to focus all of his time, attention, and resources to help his community and students live safer, healthier, and better lives as the full-time, chief instructor at Krav Maga Dallas.

Outside of teaching and training, Erik enjoys hiking, camping and spending time with family, friends, and the countless students he has had the privilege of coaching for over 2 decades.