Christian Barrier was born in France. In his youth, he grew up and spent time in the streets of the sensitive suburban neighbourhood “Vénissieux les Minguettes”. In his teenage years, he faced and dealt with street confrontations as a part of his daily life.
At the age of 18, he joined the ranks of the 9ème RCP, a paratrooper regiment in Pau (South of France). For 10 years, he practiced Full Contact Boxing, Muay Thai and Krav Maga.
In 2008 Christian immigrated to Canada and became a Krav Maga instructor after practicing 5 years in International Expert Thierry Yossi Cimkauskas’ school network Israeli Imi System. Before creating his own school, Thierry Yossi Cimkauskas was the former IKMF (International Krav Maga Federation) director in Ottawa.
In July 2015, Christian moved to Canmore and started teaching Krav Maga in the Bow Valley and in Calgary. Father of a boy born in 2010, Christian is also passionate about self-supported and self-sufficient wilderness expeditions. He is certified 40h in Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid by the Red Cross and teaches regularly to his boy life values, such as respect, honour, self-discipline, hard work as well as french cooking, hiking and scrambling mountains in backcountry!
Do not hesitate, come and meet him at class, speak with his students, and check out the Google reviews about his school.