2013 Founder’s Award Honoree: Peg Strain. Peg has been associated with the NWMAF since 1981 when she attended her first Special Training. She began her martial arts journey in1975 studying Kyokushin Karate and Aikido, and later Modern Arnis, T’ai Chi Chu’an and Capoeira.
Peg is passionate about providing training, instruction and certification in self-defense. In 2001, she founded Mona Lisa’s Sword Professional Self-Defense Training Network, which offers quality seminars and state of the art educational materials for students, educators and instructors.
Peg is an NWMAF-certified self-defense instructor, and served on the NWMAF self-defense certification board for 10 years.
The NWMAF appreciates Peg’s creativity, generosity and dedication. Empowering women has been her lifetime work.
See the Award of Excellence Honorees from 2013 on our Awards Page.