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Tasha Church

Self-Defense Instructor, Empowerment Coach, and Safety Strategist
Maui, Hawaii

About Tasha Church

Aloha from the Hawaiian Islands! 17 years ago I was drawn to study the martial arts due to a difficult circumstance. I had a stalker. It was a scary experience & I knew it was important for me to gain skills which would keep me safe and prevent me from being in compromising situations. For seven years, I studied seven styles of Japanese Martial Arts at the Martial Arts Alumni Association in Washington State. Three years into teaching, I was walking home from an evening of salsa dancing and had the epiphony that if I were attacked, over half the moves I was taught at the dojo would be ineffective wearing 3 inch heels and a dress! So, I created a curriculum designed to deliver practical self-defense moves for everyday living. Before moving to Hawaii, I co-founded an empowerment business which taught self-defense to middle school and high school girls touching on self-esteem, body image, and self-defense training.

I currently work with individuals, groups, businesses, resorts, and other corporations, teaching leadership trainings, along with self-defense and safety trainings. In these sessions we creating emergency plans and assessing the client's environments. It is my life's work and I enjoy what I do! I hope you enjoy too!


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* Applied Arts Degree from the Art Institute of Seattle * Bachelor of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology on Multiculturalism & Feminine Studies from Evergreen State College * Masters in Business Administration focused on Global Leadership * Self-Defense Practitioner Teaching Synthesized Classes * Trained in Reframing Conflict and Conflict Resolution through the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality * Former Martial Arts Practitioner Studying: Aikido, Ninjutsu, Shotokan, Jujitsu, Bojutsu, Kobudo (Weapons Training), Iaido, Tai Chi * Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Trained: Nonviolent Crisis Intervention * Other Instruction: Warrior Spirit Training with Jeff Alexander & Boxing.

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