Mag. Irmengard Hanzal, born in Klosterneuburg near Vienna, Austria, in 1968, is currently heading Austria’s largest studio for self-defense and martial, SAMI Vienna. Together with Peter Weckauf she founded the Austrian Krav Maga Association.
She is head instructor for Krav Maga Austria, instructor for Eskrima, Kali, Jeet Kune Do, S.D.S. Concept, and T.C.S. Knifefighting Concept, as well as a government-certified boxing trainer. She is also a qualified therapeutic pedagogue, business coach and systemic coach, which is why she focuses on the psychological aspects of self-defense, self-assertion and combat behavior.
Considering the particular needs of women and children, she has developed self-defense programs for women (“Fight back!”, “Wehr dich” in German) and “Kids Krav Maga” for children. She is a well renowned and successful trainer and instructor, both in Austria and abroad. Irmengard Hanzal is particularly interested in teaching “Fight back!” and “Kids Krav Maga” to women and children all over Austria, and to share her programs with instructors in international seminars.