2001 Recipient: Award of Excellence
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 of the late Robert A. Trias and the late Professor Remy A. Presas.
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.