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APLEA Krav Maga

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Sifu Mark Messare

APLEA Training Academy / NYCRP Inc.                                               June 2003 – Present

                  The establishment of NYCRP Inc. and the American Private Law Enforcement Association (APLEA) was in response to the attacks of Sept. 11th 2001.  Mark & Jonathan Messare served during this time in different capacities. Licensed & Bonded Watch, Guard, Patrol Agency – May 2009

  • NYS Security Training Company – May 2009
  • Provided Defensive Tactics Training for 109th Security Forces Squadron
  • Offer Hand-to-Hand, Force-on-Force, and Combat Conditioning

Dunkin Donuts -1573 Western Ave Albany NY                                             June 2014 – June 2015

I managed a million-dollar a year Dunkin Donuts in Albany NY and am in charge of increasing sales, inventory management, and staffing.

Kelevra Inc. (Krav Maga)                                                                               Jan 2013 – Jan 2015

Chief Instructor and program director of the Self Defense program teaching adult & children classes. Processed new memberships, developed curriculum, and managed instructors in the affiliate schools. Helped to establish standard operating procedures for class instruction as well as led train the trainer courses for affiliate school owners.  

U.S.A.F. Security Police / Air National Guard                                    August 2000 – Jan 2013

SSgt Messare has been serving his country in the Air National Guard for over 12 years and has been working full-time with the Security Forces Squadron since 2005 and a NYS Peace Officer since Sept 2007. His duties as an armed Air Base Security Officer, place him in charge of entry control procedures and conducting Random Anti-terrorism Measures throughout the duty day. He is also responsible for safeguarding over 300 million dollars in aircraft as well as monitoring the Security Control Center (CSC), its alarms and camera systems there.

Education & Related Skills


  • Bachelors of Science: Organizational Management (NYACK College)
  • Security Police Apprentice Course                                                                                    
  • NYS Pistol License (Also Florida)                                                                                       
  • Secret Clearance                                                                                                                    
  • 25 hour Bail Enforcement Certification                                                                         
  • 47 hour Firearms Course / 8 & 16hr NYS Security Course                                                            
  • Peace Officer w/ Firearms Course (2 weeks)                                                                                  
  • Israeli Special Forces Krav Maga – CT 707 Instructor Certification                   
  • Terror Attack and Active Shooter Intervention for Police (Live Fire)               

Sifu Shawn Talbot - Co-Owner APLEA TRAINING ACADEMY LLC. & Chief Financial Officer.

MSGT - Sifu Shawn have over 30 years in the Air Force / Air National Guard and was a First Sergeant and is the head of the Munitions Squadron on Base at the 109th Airlift Wing.

Master Diver - Shawn teaches Diving to groups and also does re certification for divers. He is also credited with putting the Messare teens through their course in diving.

Shawn Talbot & Mark Messare have been training together for over 10 years when they began with Wing Chun Kung Fu and later the Fierce Israeli Guerilla Hand to Hand Tactics and now is certified under Sgt Maj Nir Maman in CT707 Krav Maga.  He currently holds the rank of 5th Degree Black Belt in the APLEA Krav Maga system.


Kru Joe Dobie - Co-Founder of APLEA & 5th Degree Black Belt. Joe is the Director of the Brand Ambassador program and liason between our National Branch program. He is an expert in Muay Thai and is part of the local Cadre of Instructors in the Burnt Hills Branch. 

Joe is a trained Emergency Responder and also has received several awards for his contributions to the Martial Arts.

Jonathan Messare - CO-Founded APLEA & NYCRP Inc back in 2003 with Mark Messare

Steve McMillan - Currently a 5th Degree Black Belt in the APLEA Krav Maga system