This collaborative series exclusively for women is being co-hosted by the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce, Mind Body Align, and the Small Business Development Center at Ashland University. Each month we'll have a time of powerful networking, a motivational "TED-type" talk as well as a chance to learn more about your community. We look forward to having you join us. This month come prepared to get out of your seat and learn some basic self-defense moves!
According to Gavin DeBecker, author of Gift of Fear, “At core, the greatest thing men fear is that a woman will laugh at them. At core, the greatest thing women fear is that a man will KILL them.” Being afraid is paralyzing. Being constantly afraid leads to chronic health conditions, and it's nearly impossible to be the person we're destined to be. Sandy Lykins, Certified Budokai Self-Defense Instructor, passionately enjoys empowering women, having overcome life-threatening stalking situations and emotionally abusive relationships. “A great deal of my life was lived in fear. I'm on the other side of fear now, and it's vitally important to me to share with others how to do the same.”
Deciding to take control, Sandy began studying aiki-ninjutsu with Budokai Martial Arts in 2008. Ten years later, Sandy is now a second-degree black belt and certified self-defense instructor. She has taught practical tips and tricks to defend against larger attackers to businesses and schools in Ohio, including Lucas School District, Hillsdale School District, St. Christine Parish (Youngstown), the Miss Ohio Contestants, as well as through multiple community seminars.
- Budokai Self-Defense Instructor
- Budokai Martial Arts Aiki-Ninjutsu Nidan (2nd-Degree Black Belt)
- Warrior' Edge Control and Escort Program
- Warrior's Edge Multiple Attacker Defense
- Warrior's Edge Firearms Defense
- Warrior's Edge Edged Weapons Defense