Introducing Jennifer, a dedicated and multifaceted martial arts instructor with expertise in various fighting and strength training disciplines. For over a decade, she has honed her skills while teaching private lessons and conducting seminars in California and Europe. Jennifer specializes in women’s self-defense and frequently collaborates with her 16-year-old daughter, Amory, to empower women of all ages.
Jennifer’s journey in martial arts began at the age of 10 when she enrolled in West Wind Bok Fu Karate school in Vallejo, California, under her step-mother’s guidance. This experience instilled the importance of not only physical self-defense but also situational awareness in her. Over the years, Jennifer’s commitment to martial arts grew stronger, leading her to study Small-Circle Aikido at Ten-Shin Dojo and later Seth Weil’s in Chico, California in 2010.
Jennifer’s martial arts training took a significant leap when her husband Darrell attended Paul Vunak’s retreat in Southern California. Their subsequent training in the Descendants of the Masters program, designed for Contemporary Jeet Kune Do instructors, led to numerous trips to Los Angeles as they pursued mastery in the art.
Fast forward six years, Jennifer became a prominent Contemporary Jeet Kune Do instructor and even hosted Vunak in her mountain home. As the Northwest Training Director for Progressive Fighting Systems, Jennifer, alongside her husband Darrell, facilitated Intensive Personal Training Programs (I.P.T.P.’s) for Descendants of the Masters members and instructors, organizing live, video-recorded classes and sessions with participants from across the country.
Today, Jennifer and her family maintain a strong focus on training, teaching, and competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Catch Wrestling and Jeet Kune Do Combatives. With her unwavering dedication to martial arts, Jennifer continually seeks opportunities to expand her teaching skills and empower others through self-defense and strength training.
Qualifications & Training: Progressive Fighting Systems Full Instructor, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu CSW Purple Belt, Judo Green Belt, Small-Circle Aikido (2009-2010, 2018), Trained at Tom Brown Jr.’s Tracker School (Wilderness Survival Skills)