2023 Conference Highlights

Your 2023 Instructors (from left):

Standing: Shihan Diane Wallander, Jennie Trower, Lauren Taylor, Doctor, Sensei Amelia Jones, Zosia Gorbaty Hanshi, Professor Sheryl Hager, Master Terri Giamartino,  Master/Sifu Kathy Long, Grandmaster Odette Russell

Kneeling: Sifu Gin Yang, Grandmaster Sunny Graff, Helen Yee, Sifu Restita DeJesus, Shifu/Sensei Koré Grate

"The conference was more than I expected. Everyone was very welcoming and kind. It was full of very supportive individuals willing to share and who had a genuine interest in hearing one another, celebrating one another and encouraging one another. I was impressed with how approachable everyone was and how much was openly shared. I have a huge amount of respect and admiration for everyone that I met at the conference. Can you imagine the things that can be accomplished as a supportive united force? Very empowering. I was just so honored and humbled to be able to attend. I left inspired and balanced to return home. I feel refreshed and reconnected with my martial arts vision and myself. I literally cannot say enough great things about my conference experience."
- Nicole Welsh

2023 Hall of Fame Recipients:

From left: Sensei Katie Murphy Stevens, Professor Sheryl Hager accepting for Professor Jane Carr, Shifu/Sensei Koré Grate, Shihan Diane Wallander

Your 2023 Board of Directors:

From left: Sensei Katie Murphy Stevens, Sijeh Sarah Sponzo, Shifu/Sensei Koré Grate (out-going), Master Didi Goodman (out-going), Parnee Poet (in-coming), Jennie Trower (in-coming). [missing: Melanie Fine]


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