After witnessing all of the terrible stories of sexual harassment and abuse of women all over the media recently, I decided something had to be done to help more women become more confident. I decided to commit myself to a personal mission of physically empowering thousands of women, beginning with one thousand in 2018.
I believe we all have someone close to us who has or is being abused, whether domestic or work related. It sickens me to see women or children being victimized.
As a self defense and empowerment coach for over 30 years, I knew I had to do something. In fact, I felt it was my obligation, considering the skills I had to offer.
Having owned a successful martial arts school for 22 years and having the opportunity to make a positive impact on so many families each day, I knew I could do it for so many more.
The mission begins...
In order to set such a lofty goal of empowering 1000 women, there were two things that had to happen.
First, I would have to create a simple, but powerful vehicle to do it. So I did.
I created the HandsOff! Women's Self Defense and Empowerment Workshop.
I knew this was going to become huge, because since I started offering the workshop, businesses, women's groups and organizations from all over my town began inquiring about doing a workshop for their people. Imagine if this was national or global!
It became clear, I couldn't do this alone.
The second thing that had to be done was to begin recruiting others to join me on my mission.
Currently, I have been hitting the pavement and reaching out to martial arts schools, fitness studios, gyms and individuals that want to share this gratifying experience of giving back to their communities by becoming a HandsOff! instructor.
Together, not only will we reach my goal of 1000 empowered women in 2018, but many thousands more in the future.
We can do this!