Alpha Krav Maga Connecticut Instructors
Mr. Arute provides training for children and adults, as well as civilians and law enforcement personnel in Krav Maga. Children’s classes are limited in size, so that individual attention can be provided and instructors can work with each child on their personal goals. Children learn how to avoid and defuse dangerous situations, while gaining confidence and mental agility. Adult classes focus on preparation for potential danger, and offer real-life skills that can save lives and empower individuals to protect themselves and their families.
Mr. Arute also designs and teaches personal self protection seminars for companies, universities, and law enforcement organizations. Among his clients are the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, DEA, United States Coast Guard, State of Connecticut, Quinnipiac University; Officers from NYPD, Meriden, North Haven and New Haven Police Departments; and the University of Connecticut. Some of his seminars include Counter Terrorism, Crowd Control and Management, Active Shooter, 3rd Party Protection, Weapon Retention, Sexual Assault Prevention, Home Invasion, Carjacking, Kid Safe Anti-Abduction Program, and Child Protection and Safety.
Mr. Arute has received recognition and awards for the outstanding accomplishments of his training center. As a full-time Self Defense expert and a leading voice in the region for self protection, he has been featured in the New York Times, Cheshire Herald, Clear Channel Radio Stations, and other media publications. Mr. Arute is the owner of Alpha Krav Maga Connecticut Northeast Regional Training Center and continues to passionately bring his knowledge and expertise to clients, instructors and training centers around the world.
Jennifer Bernstein began her martial arts training with Mr. Arute in July 2008 with the initial goal of self defense. Over the years, martial arts and Mr. Arute’s studio became a big part of her life. She experienced significant health improvements, including increased strength and endurance. Overall, she gained a substantial increase in personal confidence.
She has assisted Mr. Arute with special programs, including Bully Prevention Seminars and Rape Prevention Seminars as well as Krav Maga classes for children and adults.
In 2012, she became the first certified female Alpha Krav Maga instructor in the Northeast.
As an advocate for women in martial arts, she also taught a women’s fitness class at the studio using the same elements of Krav Maga and fostered discussions of self defense scenarios. Women in the fitness class would often join the more self defense–focused classes. Ms. Bernstein looks forward to continuing her training and teaching students to defend themselves so they may feel confident and empowered.
Mr. Brian Watrous started training at Alpha Krav Maga Connecticut under Mr. Jamie Arute in May 2013. Mr. Watrous has 6 years experience as a personal trainer as well as 5 years of traditional martial arts training in Tae Kwan Do during which he achieved the rank of first Dan Black Belt. Mr. Watrous transitioned to Alpha Krav Maga Connecticut after discovering its realism in preparing for actual confrontations.
In addition to earning his Alpha Krav Maga Instructor certification under Mr. Jamie Arute and Mr. Sam Sade, he earned his Alpha Krav Maga Law Enforcement Instructor certification under Mr. Jim Klauba. After achieving the goal of a certified Law Enforcement instructor, Mr. Watrous pursued and realized his goal of becoming a law enforcement officer.