P.O. Box 617, Wells, NV 89835 USA

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Subtle Evolution


Lisa Abbott established Subtle Warrior Self Defense a in 2004. Training in a traditional martial art began twenty-two years prior. After realizing that the martial arts were incomplete when it came to self defense, she sought out answers, and specializing in Self Defense became the the focus.  

She has taught throughout Nevada as well as surrounding states. 

Personal Defense Educator


Lisa got her personal defense instructor certification from Phil Messina of Modern Warrior Defensive Tactics Institute©. Lisa's martial art training was a comprehensive combination with the root being Kyokushin. 

Current expeditions include trips to Soja MindBody in Berkley, Idaho Martial Arts in Boise to train with Rory Miller. Lisa's travels to Minnesota for a yearly Violence Vacation with the Violence Dynamics Crew. 

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Enjoy the current photos for now.

Wells Dojo - Circa 1996

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Training at Modern Warrior

Long Island, NY


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Spending summers working and studying at Upaya Zen Center. 

With Roshi Joan Halifax, Santa Fe, NM 2003