Tammy Yard-McCracken

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A licensed psychotherapist & certified life coach with a doctorate in psychology, Tammy is owner & Global Solutions Director of Personal Defense Industries, LLC and runs Kore Krav Maga, PDI’s Ashburn Virginia training center. She was certified as a Krav Maga instructor by Eyal Yanilov, and trains with Rory Miller – Chiron Training. Outside of Kore, Tammy conducts self-defense training for DC Metro area organizations & works with a California based human trafficking non-profit teaching violence dynamics, self-defense & principles of personal authority.

With Krav Maga Global, she is head of the U.S. Women’s division and coordinator for KMG’s International Women’s Division.  She was the first female KMG instructor certified on the East Coast and is one of the top-ranked KMG women in the U.S.  Almost 30 years in the mental health field, she has experience with a broad scope of trauma including violence survivors, and offenders. During her run as adjunct faculty with Argosy University, she was designated as a content expert in gender psychology.


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