Lady Sensei has been recognized as an "Ambassador Of The Arts" and as an advocate for women in the martial arts, for their safety and self defense. She is the recipient of several hall of fame awards, honors and recognition; of them all, she says that her greatest rewards come as a result of being an every day person, being able to role model for girls and women from all walks of life. She credits her martial arts training for her warrior mindset and vibrant life after domestic violence .  

Lady Sensei was honored by the Brooklyn Borough President's office of the honorable Eric L. Adams, as a "Distinguished Woman of The Martial Arts" along with members  of the Women's Martial Arts Network. Lady Sensei will be also be featured in authors Ron Van Clief and Glenn Perry's upcoming books, "Black Heroes Of The Martial Arts Vol. 2" and The Martial Arts: The First 100 Years Making The Connection In North America"  


Lady Sensei is the Founding President of the Women's Martial Arts Network and the United States Representative of the International Circle of Masters.  She was ranked third-degree black belt in Ninjutsu, Edged Weapons & Jujutsu by her primary teacher, The Father Of American Ninjutsu, Professor Ronald Duncan, O Sensei (1937-2012).  She is presently ranked Shihan 6th degree black belt and student her first generation Shinobi Brother, Grandmaster Dan Mc Eaddy in the Angelic System, and ranked fourth-degree black belt as an instructor in the Vee Arnis Jitsu School of Self Defense under Shihan Scott Stewart. Lady Sensei travels the United States, Canada and the Carribean, teaching women's self defense, 21st-century combative measures, empty hand techniques, traditional and improvised weapons. 

Lady Sensei is an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer and self-defense instructor under Chief Lateif Dickerson for the New Jersey Firearms Academy.  Lady Sensei's background includes more than 8 years in Behavioral Health as a Psychiatric Emergency Response Team member and is highly skilled at crisis prevention and management. She has de-escalated at thousands of clinical interventions and trained clinical staff in the use of verbal and non-verbal de-escalation skills, and non-violent physical interventions.

Lady Sensei's beginner workshops teach self-defense as empowerment and a holistic part of health and wellness. Having begun her training in her mid-forties, she believes that it is never too late to learn how to take care of one's self and learn the fundamentals of personal safety. Her workshops are thoughtfully designed to teach the mind as the primary weapon and how to increase safety options. Women can expect to learn situational awareness, verbal de-escalation techniques  and practicing where and how to strike targets to disable an opponent.

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Public Speaking

Lady Sensei has been a public speaker for 20 years in the public and private sectors as an entrepreneur and educational consultant. She inspires others with her amazing transformation. Her journey from a domestic violence victim to an instructor is a powerful testament to her warrior spirit, and to the healing power of the martial arts.  Lady Sensei presented her autoethnography titled," From A Black Eye To A Black Belt: Training Makes The Difference" at the 2017 Martial Arts Studies Conference held at Cardiff University in Wales, Great Britain

She discusses the philosophies which propelled her, what it is like to be a mature student, training and overcoming barriers as a female practitioner. She shares a colorful, thoughtful and compelling view of her experiences with audiences across the country and the world. 

She earned her Certification in Training from New York University's School of Professional Studies; a Master Certificate in Healthcare Leadership from Cornell University; and a Mini-MBA from Rutger's University in Business Essentials. Lady Sensei also received a Statement Of Achievement from New York University Leonard N. Stern School Of Business, where she completed an Executive Education Program in Management. 

Lady Sensei New York is a member of the National Speakers Association. 

Awards & Recognition

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