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Elizabeth Schroder

Passionate about youth empowerment and physical development, Schroder has been teaching PE since 2013. In 2014 she began training Kajukenbo-Wun Hop Kuen Do — a mixture of karate, kung fu, grappling, and Philipino knife and stick fighting.  Since then she has consistently trained Muay Thai as well as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, in which she received her blue belt from Professor Rubens Rodrigues in December 2016.  Combining her joy for teaching with practical self defense techniques rooted in her own MMA training and competition, she has been leading self defense workshops for youth since 2014. Schroder coaches for the same reasons she trains: to strengthen students’ capacity to defend themselves and their sense of autonomy and power while promoting a sense of respect for self and others.

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Neal Ritchie

Neal has trained and taught a variety of martial arts for the past ten years, beginning with Shorin Ryu Karate in 2006. In 2013 he received his black belt in Kajukenbo-Wun Hop Kuen Do, a mixture of karate, kung fu, grappling, and Philipino knife and stick fighting. Neal received his blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in October of 2014 from Professor James Fiedler, in which he continues to train, and has been training Muay Thai for competition in MMA since 2013. He is passionate about helping kids of all ages to develop their coordination, confidence, and autonomy.

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