Ness Notes: Meet the Honey Badger of CSA (with video)…

Wow, what can I say about our next interviewee? A lot because she is awesome. In this edition of Ness Notes, I have the pleasure of presenting to you Ms. Katie Toliao. AKA “The “Honey Badger,” “The Beast,” “The Bada$$ Krav Coach,” she works outta CSA Gym, located in Dublin Ca (

Katie is a riot — a powerful, feisty young lady with an unmatched zest for life!

Have you heard of Krav Maga? It is the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), Israeli Anti-terrorist Units, and various branches of the Israeli Security Forces. Krav Maga has been adopted by and taught to many federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, including the F.B.I., U.S. Marshal Service, D.E.A., U.S. Secret Service, and numerous Police Departments. Now the world’s most effective fighting system is being offered to civilians.

Katie, is one of the few female Krav Maga instructors in the United States. She attained her Level 3 Certification and Green Belt and is working towards attaining her Brown Belt and becoming a Level 5 Master Instructor. On top of that she is a MTAA US Muay Thai Champ and an Amateur Super Light Weight Competitor.

The most awesome and striking thing about Katie is her passion and empowering persona. Her energy is infectious. You leave feeling like you can conquer the world and “Hulk Smash” anybody or anything that gets in your way!! It’s like being injected with super powers like Captain America was!!!

Her journey has been a windy one, but one that was full of good people. Being surrounded in a supportive environment, with people that are positive and driven has given Katie the push she needed to be able to pursue her dreams and follow her bliss!

Katie is an inspiring coach and role model by day, and on the flip side, she’s a “chill and relaxed” person by night. She definitely gives her all to her students and her work.

The name “Honey Badger” is so appropriate. I see her as a tenacious beast of a Coach that will push you past your “perceived” limits in order to empower you with an inner strength that will amaze you and take you to your next level. For many of us, pushing past our comfort zone is a scary thing, but with a bada$$ Coach like Katie pushing you forward and always having your back, you feel free and strong to try anything and conquer any obstacle that comes your way.

I hope you all enjoy this interview and walk way feeling strong and ready to face any challenge that life may throw your way!

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— Ness

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