Instructors


Mr. Gavin McHenry

Mr. Gavin McHenry is a retired fighter pilot from the United States Air Force and is currently co-owner and Chief Instructor at McHenry's Martial Arts and Krav Maga North Las Vegas. He holds a 4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and is a Nationally Certified Instructor. He has been training in Krav Maga since 2005, and has been teaching in Las Vegas since arriving in 2007. Gavin currently holds certification in the three primary levels of Krav Maga and is a certified Instructor trained under Krav Maga Worldwide. In his free time Mr. McHenry enjoys flying his personal airplane, hanging out with his family and spending time with friends. Gavin instructs in all program areas of the martial arts studio and also offers private instruction in any of these areas.


Mrs. Deanna McHenry

Mrs. Deanna McHenry is co-owner and program director of McHenry's Martial Arts and Krav Maga North Las Vegas. She hold a 4th Degree Black Belt and is a Nationally Certified Instructor in Taekwondo. She teaches classes to every age group.   She has also been training in Krav Maga since 2005 and helps augment our instructors when necessary. Mrs. McHenry also hold a Master's Degree in Special Education and teaches math to special education students at Eldorado High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. When she has free time Mrs. McHenry enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Miss Melvyn McHenry
Miss Melyn McHenry

Melyn McHenryMiss Melyn McHenry is a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Level 2 Certified Instructor. Miss McHenry has been doing martial arts since she was 7. She has held several Nevada State Championship titles including: sparring and combat weapons sparring. Besides assisting teaching Tiny Tigers and Kids classes, Miss McHenry also teaches some of the teens and adults. When she is not practicing martial arts Miss McHenry is a Freshman at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Miss Tara McHenry
Miss Tara McHenry

Tara McHenryMiss Tara McHenry is a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Level 1 Certified Instructor. Miss McHenry has been doing martial arts since she was 5. Miss McHenry enjoys teaching the Tiny Tigers classes and occassionally teaches weapons classes to the kids and teen classes. When she is not helping at the studio she is a Sophomore at Rancho High School in their Pre-Med program. She also performs with the High School Marching Band, High School band, and maintains an A/B grade average.

 

Mr. Chris Allen

Mr. Chris Allen has been with the McHenry's since 2012. He is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and  is currently on active duty with the United States Air Force stationed at Nellis AFB. Mr. Allen has been a practitioner of martial arts since childhood and knows first-hand the postivie effects it can have on a child, both in his own life and the lives of his children. He assists with teaching classes and enjoys particularly being able to teach sparring classes and techniques to the students.


Mr. Chris Easter

Mr. Chris Easter is a recent addition to our studio and we are very fortunate to have him. He is attached to Nellis AFB as an Intelligence Analyst but his real talent lies within the realm of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu where he has been training for 15 years. Chris holds a Black Belt in the art through Brazilian Top Team and has fought both amateur and proffessional MMA bouts throughout his career. His accolades are plentiful as he has won various titles up through the ranks in both Gi and No-Gi competitions and Chris is currently a four-time world champion within the NAGA.  Chris also offers private instruction.