I trained in the martial art for 18 years. Training consisted of traveling 50 miles to class each time. When I was promoted and had to start teaching, I built and opened my own branch school where I live. This was all before protective equipment and mats. Classes were conducted on concrete floors, sparring was 'full-contact' meaning that we actually made strong, hard, but controlled contact when we sparred. The Wells Dojo was active as a traditional martial arts school from 1989 to 2000.
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A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim. ~ Maya Angelou
Personal Defense EDUCATION for Women
Subtle Warrior Self Defense, LLC
Serving Northeastern Nevada and Beyond
Lisa Abbott established Subtle Warrior Self Defense after becoming a certified personal defense instructor in 2004. Her training in a traditional martial art began twenty-two years prior.
Lisa started studying the martial arts in 1982. The traditional karate system was a hard style. The root style was Kyokushin, but the entire system comprised of five different styles her core instructor had studied.
And then a paradigm shift happened and the journey to specialize in Self Defense for women began.