Renee Taylor - Women's Martial Arts Network Production Manager

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Professora Amazonas  "The Lioness of Capoeira" of Newark, New Jersey, has taught workshops and studied Capoeira philosophy, movement and songs throughout the world (US, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Aruba, Mexico, Guatemala, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Maarten, Senegal, The Gambia and Brazil).  Amazonas serves as the Curriculum Developer of the Afro Brazilian Arts and Education academy, Artistic Director of Groupo Liberdade of Capoeira (the first Capoeira group formed in New Jersey). Amazonas is a Hall of Famer, a Math Teacher for the Newark Public School System and a member of the Women's Martial Arts Network.

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Classes  and Workshops  NOVEMBER 8th - 14th

Grandmaster Elba Cookie Melendez

Lady Sensei New York is a self defense instructor, motivational speaker and educational consultant. She is a Shihan and holds rank in 3 systems where she is an instructor in Ninjutsu, Edged and Improvised Weapons, Jujitsu and 21st Century Combatives. She made her edged weapons television debut as a competitor on the History Channel's "Forged In Fire:Knife or Death" 2018 She is the Founding President of the Lady Sensei Women's Martial Arts Network and travels the world working tirelessly to promote women's contributions to the martial arts.  She was honored  as the first woman recipient of the Masters and Mentors Award at HBO/Cinemax headquarters in NYC by Shihan Demetrius Angelo, Executive Director of the Urban Action Showcase & Expo in 2018 and has been a presenter at the Martial Arts Studies Conferences in Cardiff University, Wales and Chapman University, Annaheim, California. Lady Sensei is the United States Representative for the International Circle of Masters, and thanks all who support women of the arts. 

ChungSaNim Betty Sze - Women's Martial Arts Network Executive Committee

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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13th    3:00pm - 3:45pm


NOVEMBER 13th and 14th

FREE  Use Zoom ID 212 886 2879 Passcode 4Ep0Z1 to enter.

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NOVEMBER 8th -14th  Email


Professor Dominick of Brooklyn, New York was born in the Republic of Haiti, and has been a disciple of martial arts for over 30 years. She has earned Master level black belts in three styles -- Jujitsu, Tae Kwon Do and Hap Ki , and is the first Haitian woman to do so. Prof. Dominick is the published author of "The Compendium of Kumite Ryu Jujitsu" She is a martial arts events organizer and lends her expertise and experience to mentor women across the country and the world. She is highly respected and recognized as a leader in the martial arts and is a member of several Halls of Fame. We are fortunate to have her as a family member and Vice President of the Women's Martial Arts Network sharing the goal of unifying, elevating, educating and empowering woman globally.


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​"Herstory" is in the making in martial arts! ​​ We are honored to have the following esteemed ​​​Master Instructors and Warrior Sisters! Join us for the 2020 Virtual Urban Action Showcase & Expo. With your support, we will continue to present these platforms to introduce these treasures in our midst.

Please make plans to join us for this historic event, we offer you the opportunity to support women warriors through virtual programming. We are offering :

  • Workshops

  • Classes

  • Panel Discussions

  • Lectures

  • Demonstrations

  • Interviews


​​ Enter here November 6, 2020:

Instructors set their own class and audience sizes and collect all fees. Please contact individual masters for all specific details. Most of them are available on social media. We look forward to meeting you!

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14th    4:00pm - 4:45pm


Grandmaster Hamidah Gadsden - Women's Martial Arts Network Executive Committee

Facebook Live Feed   NOVEMBER 13th

​​Guro Valencia Robinson, of Largo, Maryland  also known as "Guro Vee" is a certified Self-Defense Blackbelt Instructor, 4th degree (CK, Intl - highest ranked female in the organization) Senior Instructor, Combat Kuntao, Int’l and personal protection specialist. Among her many illustrious accomplishments, she has certifications in: Chin NaNon-Deadly Force Training (CDT); Last Resort Tactics,​ Knife and Gun Disarms Tactical Boxing.
Guro Vee is also an inductee of the World Head of Family Sokeship Council International Hall of Fame and a published author of 15 titles including her latest titled, ".Relevant". She is the Founder & Executive Officer of Mu Alpha Sigma, Inc. (Martial Artists Sorority), and a certified Personal Trainer and Youth/Adolescent Fitness Instructor. Guro Vee is the proud Mom of two beautiful and well trained daughters with blackbelts. Guro Vee is the Dean, VRMAC - continuing education program for the martial arts.

Professor Janet Gee of San Francisco California is a an adjunct faculty member of the Women's Studies Department at the City College of San Francisco, and an 8th degree black belt with an extensive background as a self-defense, Tai Chi, Qi Gong and yoga instructor, and practitioner of bodywork and healing modalities. Prof. Gee has been a student and practitioner of martial arts since 1971. She has taught martial arts seminars and workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Australia. During her years as a martial arts competitor her first-place finishes included the West Coast Nationals Open Karate Championship, the National Martial Arts Federation's All-Style Martial Arts form competition, and Ed Parker's International Karate Championship. In 2013 she was inducted into the International Circle of Masters Hall of Fame Qi Gong / Tai Chi Healing Instructor of the Year Award. And in 2019 she received the Self Defense Instructor of the Year award from the International Circle of Masters.

NOVEMBER 10th &12th

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Women's Martial Arts Network

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14th    6:00pm - 6:45pm

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