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Arlene Limas

Arlene Limas
Arlene Limas has been training in a variety of martial arts styles for 50 years, including Kung fu, Taekwondo, Karate, and Krav Maga. She made history by becoming the first American to win a Gold Medal in Taekwondo in the 1988 Olympics, in Seoul, Korea. She also became the World TKD Champion in Athens, Greece, in 1991. Arlene is an inductee in the Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame, Taekwondo Hall of Fame, and Inside Kung Fu Magazine Hall of Fame. She was an AAU/USA Taekwondo National Coach and Executive Committee Member and was the founder/owner of Power Kix Martial Arts in Stafford, Virginia. Arlene also participated in the inaugural Empowerment Self-Defense (ESD) Global Camp in 2017. Arlene has been working with the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight, as it investigates and attempts to reform the US Olympic Committee and the National Governing Bodies to protect athletes from sexual abuse. She has also been working with the US Center for SafeSport to do the same. Arlene is now the CEO of PAVE Prevention (Proactive Anti-Violence Education).

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