Our Instructors go through a very extensive selection process to insure we have only the best and most talented instructors around.

When they are selected, they are put through an intense and rigorous series of training to guarantee the highest quality of instruction. Once certified, our instructors are required to continue Krav Maga training and Instructor education yearly.

This ongoing training allows our Instructors to stay up to date on the latest and most effective self protection techniques, teaching methods, nutrition and exercise science. This process is our assurance that every Test student will continue to receive only the very best in self-defense training


Pat Carty, Owner/Head Instructor

  • 12 years Krav Maga Civilian training with Krav Maga Boston
  • 150+ hours of Krav Maga law enforcement instructor training
  • Certified by Comm of Massachusetts as a Level I Krav Maga law enforcement instructor
  • Over 24 years law enforcement experience, including 22 working the street, and currently a Lieutenant with a Cape Cod Police Department
  • Top graduate in academics and physical fitness at session 67 of the Barnstable County Police Academy
  • Over forty law enforcement commendations and awards including 2002 Officer of the Year and Hyannis Elks Club Officer of the Year
  • 2 time 911 National Fitness team competition winner- 2006, 2007
  • Has trained the Cape Cod Swat Team in hand to hand combat
  • Has provided anti-bullying training to Cape Cod youths
  • Has been sought out and trained hundreds of women in self defense
  • His classes have been featured as a front page story in the Cape Cod Times

Rob Bitinas, Owner/Head Instructor

  • 10 Year USCG Veteran, duties included: Heavy Weather Search and Rescue, Maritime Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, and Intelligence.
  • Use of Force/Defensive Tactics Instructor USCG
  • Municipal Police Officer in a community on Cape Cod
  • 7 years Krav Maga Civilian training with Krav Maga Boston
  • Extensive background and certification as a Krav Maga Law Enforcement Instructor
  • SWAT Operator
  • Over 14 years of law enforcement experience