2001 Recipient: Award
Wendi Dragonfire has been training in martial arts since
1971. She holds a 9th
degree black belt in Shuri-Ryu Karate and a 2nd degree black belt in
Modern Arnis. Draonfire is a
direct student fo the late Robert A. Trias and the late Professor Remy A.
Among the founding members of NWMAF, she is also one of the
foremothers of the feminist self-defense movement. She has received many awards and has been inducted
into several Halls of Fame, but her proudest award is receiving the NWMAF
“Award of Excellence” in 2001.
Wendy loves and lives to teach. Her classes are informative, practical, relaxed and
fun. Her goal has always been to
make martial arts and self-defense accessible to everyone, regardless of
ability, especially to people who have typically been marginalized.
A resident of the Netherlands, Dragonfire teaches locally,
nationally, and internationally.
Combining the energy work of martial arts with that of Healing Touch has
helped her to become a better more compassionate and proficient teacher,
practitioner, and friend.