I see martial arts as a tool box for life, a way to care for my family, set and achieve goals, and live at the highest personal level possible.

I am a 30-year veteran martial artist, personal trainer, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and mother. I began mulling over the idea of reinventing self defense while pregnant.  I found myself wondering why modern self defense didn’t address babies in slings, injuries and so many other real life issues.

My focus is on a view of self defense as a tool to help women stay out of trouble, get out of trouble and master strong decision making skills, while raising assertive, productive children with eyes in the backs of their heads.    Teja’s website.