Courtney Safer


A dedicated member of the Westlake Village Israeli Martial Arts Academy and a certified Dennis Hisardut Ju Jitsu instructor. Currently a black belt, and working toward earning her second degree black belt, she trains under Master Hezi Sheli, head instructor of the Westlake Village Israeli Martial Arts Academy; part of the international Dennis Hisardut system.

Courtney is among the small group of fighters in the United States chosen to participate in the first Dennis Hisardut Instructor's Course, consisting of over 100 hours of instructor based training led by Hezi Sheli and Masters Arik Abdush and Snir ben Ishay; all under the guidance of Dr. Dennis Hanover, creator and life president of the Dennis Hisardut system.
Courtney competed in all three Dennis Hisardut USA Championships. She placed second in both 2012 and 2013, and she took first place and the title of "Champion of Champions" in 2014.

Courtney's dedication and passion for teaching provides inspiration and encouragement, especially for young girls and women seeking to develop confidence, physical fitness and self-defense techniques through the study and practice of martial arts.

Courtney earned her bachelor's degree in Organizational Communication with a minor in Business Marketing from California State University, Long Beach. She formally worked as a 911 response EMT. Courtney is CPR and AED certified. She is also a certified NRA rifle instructor.

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