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Peg Strain

Peg Strain

2013 Recipient: Founder’s Honors

Peg has been associated with the NWMAF since 1981 when she attended her first Special Training. She began her martial arts journey in 1975 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.