American Women’s Self Defense Association

Instructors


ARIZONA

Natasha Borchard
T3 Tactics Women's Defense
Phoenix, AZ
480-231-6217
natasha@t3tacticswomensdefense.com

Sarah Reed
Anozira Krav Maga
Mesa, AZ (Valleywide)
Cell:  602-819-7271
Office: 602-904-0074
sarah@anozirakravmaga.com
www.anozirakravmaga.com


ARKANSAS

Danielle Stanhope
Bentonville, AR
danielle.stanhope@bentonville.arkansas.gov

Stephanie Wootten
Bentonville AR
479-271-3170
stephanie.wootten@bentonville.arkansas.gov
Police officer and women's self-defense instructor since 2004.


CALIFORNIA

Tricia Fong
mamafong1975@gmail.com
I am a physical therapist specializing in manual therapy and sports medicine.  I am a Whistle Instructor for Impact Bay Area.

Don Howell
Huntington Beach, CA
4202lima@gmail.com


ILLINOIS

Roxanne Brown
University of Illinois at Chicago
943 W Maxwell, Street, Chicago, IL 60608
312-996-2830
roxieb@uic.edu
Roxie is a UI Health Security Officer for UIC Police Department.  Her goal is to teach and empower men, women, and children in the community to aid in preventing rape and assault.

Aaron Christensen
Chicago, Illinois
773-865-6667
drach101@gmail.com

Tawanna Q. Clark
University of Illinois at Chicago P.D.
943 W Maxwell Street, Chicago, IL 60608
312-996-2830
tclark9@uic.edu
Tawanna is a law enforcement officer with over seven years of experience.  She is interested in helping women prevent criminal sexual assault and to be aware of their surroundings.

Brando Collins
Hickory Hills, IL
919-798-4870
ghost.rkrv3@gmail.com

Matthew Halloran
Martial Arts Academy
207 N Park Ave, Herrin, IL 62948
618-889-9256
matthalloran90@gmail.com

Emily Jamroz
Orland Park, IL
815-600-4568
eaj1092@gmail.com

Gladiz Nava
Southside Chicago
gladiznava@gmail.com
I am a mixed martial arts instructor for adults and children, particularly combined mother and children classes.

Michaela Petro
Chicago, IL
773-592-2150
michaela@strawdog.com

Ria Punzalan
SpitFire Krav Maga, Inc
Naperville, IL
630-999-8154
ria@sfkm@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/spitfirekravmaga
USKMA certified instructor, Krav Maga Black Belt, MMA practitioner.

Gail Rastorfer
Chicago, IL
grastorfer@gmail.com
Chicago Theatre artist interested in bring self-defense techniques to other artists.

Allen Reed
Gallowglass Academy
Leaf River, IL
815-973-1615
gallowglassacad@aol.com
Allen Reed has taught martial arts and self-defense for over 30 years.  He has been a member of AWSDA, and an AWSDA-certified self-defense instructor for over 10 years.


IOWA

Miranda Brown
1Touch Project
319-208-1683
assistant@1touchproject.com
Miranda specializes in working with people with disabilities.  

Stephen Nicholls
1Touch Project
650-924-5223
director@1touchproject.com
Stephen specializes in working with people with disabilities.

Jessica Peterson Tierney
North Iowa Women's Self-Defense Initiative
Mason City, IA
641-425-6294
xanddrew@msn.com
www.northiowawomensdefense.com
I have been teaching women's self-defense classes since 1998.  I joined AWSDA in 2003, and became the Executive Director in 2013.  I am also an Independent Damsel Pro with Damsel in Defense.


NEVADA

Tina Melendez
T3 Tactics Women's Defense
Las Vegas, NV
480-710-7875
tina@t3tacticswomensdefense.com


NEW MEXICO

Fidel Aldrete
Hobbs, NM
faldrete@hobbsnm.org

Martina Hildegard
1600 Broad Street, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
575-993-4549
mhmbear.prof@gmail.com

Trish Hoffman
Women Against Crime
Albuquerque, NM

thoffman435@gmail.com
www.womenagainstcrime.com

Carolyn Lucero
Albuquerque, NM
carolyn.lucero@state.nm.us

Reanna Molinaro
Hobbs, NM
rmolinaro@hobbsnm.org

Albert Ortiz
Garfield, NM
575-267-8836 or
520-307-4631
ddwop4@gmail.com


NEW YORK

Jane Gaedeke
Perry, NY
kipkeeno@frontiernet.net

Deborah Gallo
Albion, NY
debdarrell@hotmail.com

Jennifer Kraft-Maza
Freeville, NY
drkraftmaza@yahoo.com

Robin McColley
Newfield, NY
rkmccolley13@aol.com

Alanna Swinton
Ticonderoga, NY
alannaswinton516@live.com

Renee Swinton
Hudson Falls, NY
rswinton@adkhi.org


OHIO

Kelly Burke
Columbus and Pataskala
burke.247@gmail.com

Noelle Gremling
Columbus and Pataskala
ngremling@gmail.com


PENNSYLVANIA

Jacqueline Yockey
Shoots Like a Girl
Butler, PA
jacqueline@shootslikeagirl.com


PUERTO RICO

Glenda Santiago
Guaynabo, PR
elitewomenpr@gmail.com

Wilfredo Vazquez
Guaynabo, PR
jujitsunews@yahoo.com


WASHINGTON

Kimberly Bowen
Macabee Martial Arts Studio
Seattle, WA
206-979-0459
kimberly@kimberlybowen.com
www.macabeeseattle.com
https://www.facebook.com/macabeekungfuseattle/

Megan Christensen
Olympia, WA
360-866-0182
brigadoonMegan@gmail.com
College student at Central Washington University.

Angie Fawks
Seattle, WA
fawks1421@hotmail.com
I have 8 years of law enforcement experience, and I train Brazilian jiu jitsu in my off time. Self-defense training is my passion, and I love to help others keep themselves safe.

Thor Garcia
Allyn, WA
fox.crain@gmail.com

Adina Gonzales
Bothell, WA
gonzalesadina@gmail.com

Cailen Heaton
Everett, WA
425-327-9810
pastorcailenh@yahoo.com
I am a mom, a pastor, and a bass player.  I enjoy helping people feel encouraged and equipped, and I love helping women gain self-assurance and confidence in their safety and independence.

Martha Holschen
Everett, WA
425-890-5268
mholschen@comcast.net
My first martial arts study began at age 14 with judo.  Then came tae kwan do two years later. I later earned a black belt in karate during my college years.  I married a martial artist who has made a career of teaching self-defense, both armed and unarmed.  I enjoy teaching women self-defense skills.

Jason Ilarraza
Alpha Personal Protection Services
Allyn, WA
808-779-4558
ilarraza.jason@gmail.com

Sherrisue Kelly
206-384-5414
sherri@nwbuildingsolutions.com

Chris McChristian
Colville, WA
208-610-0771
captchris11@aol.com
NRA Instructor, Refuse to be a Victim Instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor, PADI Master Instructor, USCG Master Mariner

Michael-Ellyn Schetzle
Kirkland, WA
206-992-0425
ms.michael.ellyn@gmail.com
I am in the medical field and have worked with parents and children on situational awareness in regards to preventing child abductions and kidnappings.  I teach women's self-defense to help prevent or break the cycle of victimization and end the victim-mentality by empowering women with "can-use" tools.

Al Semple
Seattle, WA
almco@aol.com


WISCONSIN

Patti Mason
Pepperspray Patti
Kenosha, WI
847-379-5490
pepperspraypatti01@gmail.com
I always thought I knew how to defend myself, until I actually needed to defend myself.  Then I realized I needed to learn the skills to match the mindset.  Now I am a warrior helping other women learn how to defend themselves confidently.

Daveena Schunke
Badger Krav Maga
Madison, WI
daveenaschunke@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/badgerkrav