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Claire Huang Kinsley

I first took Wen-Do at the age of sixteen, and it’s no exaggeration to say that the course changed my life.  I had never felt strong or athletic, so it was incredibly empowering to realize I could physically defend myself; but just as importantly, I realized I didn’t have to be nice to somebody if they kept making me feel uncomfortable - rather, I had every right to insist that my boundaries be respected.  After over twenty years as a Wen-Do instructor, my passion for teaching is still fueled by the memory of that transformation.