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The podcast is a labor of love. I believe in this work, interrupting the cycle of violence! It takes time and money to make each episode, which is an investment I'm happy to make. And yes, I would love a cup of coffee! Thanks for your support of my work!

With over three decades of experience teaching self-defense, host Silvia Smart is a sixth-degree black belt and Head Instructor at her martial arts school in Oregon. Smart was recognized for her dedication when the Association of Women’s Martial Arts Instructors inducted her into their Hall of Fame class of 2020. Aside from teaching at her school, she brings her compassion and expertise to companies like Nike, The City of Portland, Doc Marten, the FBI, and various non-profits, organizations, private groups, schools, and universities around the country.