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6 Week Women’s Self-Defense Program

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has asked me to conduct a
6 week women’s self-defense course as a part of the continuing
education program they offer.  This is the perfect opportunity
for any woman, ages 18 and up, to learn some realistic methods
of self protection. This program will cover the mental, verbal
and physical sides of self protection. You will become educated t
hrough awareness training by learning to understand intuition and
the role your senses play in self-defense and how to avoid becoming
a victim.  You will be taught proper body positioning, how to use
the environment to your advantage, the three different types of
weapons and the role they play, and how to execute proper
techniques from the most common street attacks.  This includes
what to do on your feet (standing) as well as what to do on the
ground to survive street encounters and will involve several drills
to prepare you.  This program includes a self-defense manual
covering everything in the course and much more for future study.
The program will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30pm
beginning on March 3, 2011 and the final class will be April 7, 2011. 
It will be held on the 5th floor (Ballroom) of the Seneca Building
in Bradford (across from the square).
The investment for this 6 week program is only $59, which includes
all of the lessons as well as the manual.  To register for the
program call 814-362-5078 (Laurie Dennis) or e-mail:  Payment must be made at the time of registration. 
They accept Master Card, Visa, Discover,
checks (University of Pittsburgh) and cash.

Proper attire will include: sneakers, t-shirt or tank top,
shorts or any type of workout pants (sweats, spandex, wind pants, etc.).

This will be a great program. My forte is real life self-defense
and I am known internationally as a self-defense expert having
been featured in Black Belt magazine twice
(world’s leading martial arts magazine)
and Inside Kung-fu magazine eight times as an
authority in my field.

Below is a list of my background:

4th degree black belt in American Kenpo
(one of the top systems of modern day self-defense).
It’s based on logic and reason. 
It is a mix of boxing, judo, jiu-jitsu and Chinese and
Japanese/Okinawan movements paired with the laws of the universe.
Been training since 1990 and teaching since 1998.

12 years of wrestling
(5th grade through 12th grade plus 4 years of coaching)

13 years of boxing
(competed as an amateur in 1998) been training and teaching since.

6 years of Joe Lewis Fighting Systems
(training directly under Mr. Lewis since 2007)

2 years total of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
(on and off with three different Gracie lineages –
currently study Gracie Barra – no gi)

1 of 4 people in the U.S. Certified under
the Gift of Power Foundation as a women’s self-defense instructor. 
1 of 2 on the East Coast.  The Gift of Power Foundation was
founded by one of my instructors Grandmaster Dave Hebler
(ex bodyguard to Elvis Presley).  It’s dedicated to
empowering women and teaching realistic self-defense.