About Shaan Saar
The Hebrew translation of Shaan Saar is glory through the storm, an appropriate handle for the creation of a unique, self defense concept.
Gabriel is an Israeli Black Belt. Third degree Krav Maga Street Defence Certified Master Instructor and specializes in women’s self defense. In addition to being a lifelong internationally trained martial artist and Krav Maga practitioner Gabriel is also a certified personal trainer sports nutrition specialist through the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). Using science backed knowledge and education in the most cutting edge approaches he offers full service coaching packages for bikini and figure athletes. In 2017 he began collaborating with specialty medical practitioners to develop healing protocol for athletes affected with autoimmune and immunological illness. Gabriel is currently assisting in the development of exercise and lifestyle intervention strategies to help others affected with these illnesses restore stability to body systems and maintain optimal wellness.
Gabriel began his Krav Maga instruction under Ken Brayman (Street Defence US headquarters liaison) in 2003. In 2015 Gabriel completed the Street Defence Basic Instructor Course under Michael Ruppel, 2016 the advanced instructor course, 2017 the Master Instructor Course and 2018 Weapons Instructor Course. He is a third degree black belt in Krav Maga Street Defence and the youngest Master Instructor in the Krav Maga system.
Renee is a professional chef trained as an apprentice in Paris, France at the world famous La’Tour d’Argent, has been involved in the bodybuilding industry in various capacities for the past 15-years, published fitness model and competitive physique sports bikini athlete. She is former owner and operator of several culinary and hospitality concepts and a Tulane University alumnae. Holding a degree in Biochemistry, Renee is also a Fitness Trainer and Sports Nutrition Specialist with the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) currently working to launch a national line of American style, kosher and allergy friendly protein pastries. She passionately works to advocate for self defense training and education for the LGBTQ community and athletes living with chronic illness.