*Defense Education Specialist *Professional *Distinctive
Serving Northeastern Nevada & Beyond. Mobile. Informative.
Quality ~ Knowledge ~ Experience
Along with running the business and teaching, Lisa Abbott public school employee and an executive officer for the support staff organization. She is a nine year member of Ruby Mountain Toastmasters and has been a member of the American Women's Self Defense Association (AWSDA). Lisa has attended the Nevada Coalition Against Sexual Violence (NCASV) conference, and has participated in the Elko County Sheriff's Citizen Academy. She has taught personal defense seminars in Elko, Carlin, Ely, Winnemucca, West Wendover, Ruby Valley, Spring Creek, Nevada as well as in Idaho and Minnesota. She instructed at the 2008 annual AWSDA Conference in South Carolina and has been a guest instructor for Modern Warrior©'s Female Self Defense Week.
Lisa's training and education in personal defense is on going. Training with world renowned instructors to gain the necessary knowledge about self defense and violence. Her Rape Prevention Instructor's Certification comes from Phil Messina at Modern Warrior Defensive Tactics Institute in Long Island, New York. She trains often with Rory Miller, author of Conflict Communications, Force Decisions, Facing Violence and Meditation on Violence. Lisa has trained with Rory since 2010.
Other studies include Tai Chi Chuan with Shenghong Eikenberry and Traditional Oriental Medicine Principles with Bonnie Crotsenberg. Lisa has spent several summers working and practicing at Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, NM. There she began a more in depth study of Zen Buddhism with Roshi Joan Halifax. While there, she has participated in intensive retreats such as Rohatsu and a Wilderness Fast.
It all began the spring semester 1982, when Lisa enrolled in a martial arts class at the local community college. The foundation was Kyokushin, but training included additional styles of Sil Lum Jin Mo Gung Fu, Moo Sul Kwon Hapkido, Thai Boxing, and Pai Hu Jen Tiger Boxing, styles studied by her core instructor. All were comprehensively entwined to create the system she studied for 18 years. Training was full contact and included learning various weaponry. Lisa was the only female to have reached a Sr. Black Belt Rank in that system, owning and operating the Wells Dojo from 1989 until 2000.
Lisa has several certifications in various tactical aspects, her first black belt rank was achieved in 1993.
Violence Dynamics, Conflict Communication, Infighting among others, are trainings participated in recently.
Lisa is married, has two sons and is a grandmother. She grew up in Elko and has lived in Wells for over 30 years.
Coaching Principles Certification in 2000, continuous First Aid certifications. The first Rape Awareness and Prevention certification was in 2004, Confined Area Safety & Survival Certification 2005, Defensive Tactics Instructor Certification 2008, R.A.D. Completion & Graduation 2009, Women In Business Speaker 2010, and Elko County Sheriff's Citizens' Academy Certification 2011.
"As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated
from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others." ~marianne williamson