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We are our own best protectors. That knowledge can open up your world!

You Are Worth Fighting For!

My super power is empowering others!

I have been passionate about self-defense my entire life and my training includes the GFB Speaker Academy, IMPACT LA, Ground Fighting, Defense Against the Armed Assailant, and FAST defense.

The skills I teach with Girls Fight Back are simple, practical and accessible! There are no complicated moves or elaborate sequences to remember. Anyone of any age, size or skill level can learn the techniques during a single session. Not only that, but they can be immediately applied to your life the moment you leave!

Ready for some self-defense strategies you can use right now?

Get your FREE Sassy Self-Defense Guide! 

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Includes a list of vetted full contact self-defense classes around the world!


Workshops & Seminars

I offer interactive speaking engagements, seminars, keynotes, workshops, virtual webinars!

Both non-contact and hands-on options available.

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Outdoor Defense

Yes I'm Hiking Solo

My goal is to help people feel safe while solo hiking, camping, running, adventuring, traveling, and more! When we can alleviate fear, we can open up our access to the outdoors and beyond!

In an ideal world, no one would need these skills; and until we live in that world, it is a gift to be as knowledgeable as possible about being your own best protector.

New Public Self-Defense Classes Offered In SoCal!

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By popular demand, I'll be offering public classes in Los Angeles and virtually throughout the year!

My Badass Basics Workshop is a 2hr hands-on, empowerment-based self-defense workshop. It's designed to be a positive and supportive space for women and people of all gender identities and expressions to learn practical safety and self-defense skills. These skills can increase your confidence and help you gain independence for walking through the world and doing the activities you love: running, hiking, traveling, and more!

Sign up for my Newsletter for details on when classes are being offered!

The Badass Basics
Self-Defense Workshop!

Teaching self-defense is incredibly rewarding. I love seeing that moment when a woman realizes that she is fully capable  of defending herself.

Ready for a one on one consultation or class with me?

Schedule a private session today!

Self-defense is not about what you should do,
it's about what you can do.

IMPACT Personal Safety

In addition to my speaking engagements with Girls Fight Back, I am a Lead Instructor with IMPACT Personal Safety and a Travel Team member with IMPACT Global where we teach full force, full contact, scenario based self-defense to women and people of all genders and ages- including kids! All classes are team taught by women lead instructors and a padded instructor who are trained in trauma-informed techniques to provide a safe and compassionate space for students to learn. Students are fully adrenalized during training in order to learn how to manage their emotional response and develop procedural memory.

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