THE KNOWLEDGE AND EMPOWERMENT THAT HER STUDENTS GAIN IS TREMENDOUS.
Danielle is a dynamic, energetic, and inspiring instructor and mentor to women and men alike. She brings her competitive drive as a Division I athlete, combined with her deeply passionate spirit as a lifelong surfer to her teachings. The knowledge and empowerment that her students gain is tremendous and provides great insight to the techniques, strategies, and decisions that can give anyone a better chance to defend themselves in difficult situations. – Kirk Walker, UCLA Athletics
IF I AM EVER IN A SCARY SITUATION, I KNOW I WILL REMEMBER EVERYTHING YOU TAUGHT ME!
Danielle, you are amazing! I am so glad you came to teach our Girl Scout Troop about safety and self-defense! It was my favorite activity and I think also the most important activity that our troop did all year. You taught us about the importance of our mindset and how we need to think and act if we are in a threatening situation. If I am ever in a scary situation, I know I will remember everything you taught me! You are such a strong person with a loving and kind heart and I am so glad I got to spend the night learning from you! Thank you for everything! -Sydney R., 12-year-old Girl Scout, Encinitas CA
MY STUDENTS GREATLY ENJOYED THE SEMINAR AND HAVE BEEN ASKING TO HAVE YOU BACK.
Thank you Danielle for doing an incredible BJJ Seminar at my academy. Your passion and clear communication and your care for the participants was very greatly appreciated. It was very obvious from the moment you started to demonstrate your techniques to the class how detailed you were in your exploration of the gentle art and how effective your approach to self defense is. My students greatly enjoyed the seminar and have been asking to have you back. - Arash Dibazar, IMC Jiu Jitsu Academy, San Jose CA
OUT OF ALL THE SEMINARS I'VE ATTENDED, I'VE LEARNED THE MOST FROM YOUR TECHNIQUES AND TEACHINGS BECAUSE THEY WERE VERY PRECISE.
Thank you for having your seminar at IMC Academy. Your presence and knowledge has opened my perspective of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by your strategy, technique, timing, relaxation and having fun, which are qualities that are needed for this sport. Out of all the seminars I've attended, I've learned the most from your techniques and teachings because they were very precise. When being used as a test dummy, I knew I was in the hands of a person that has a tremendous amount of mat time. I am motivated to practice the techniques I've learned during your seminar, such as practicing your arm bar techniques and to use it during competition. Thanks again for having me as an attendee, hope all is well and roll on. - Kirk ``Kamikaze`` Yabut, San Jose CA
FOR A TEAM OF COLLEGE-AGED WOMEN, THE TOPICS OF SELF-AWARENESS, SELF-DEFENSE AND SELF-CONFIDENCE WERE INCREDIBLY EMPOWERING.
Danielle and her team recently spent the morning with our team and I can't say enough about the impact of her visit! For a team of college-aged women, the topics of self-awareness, self-defense and self-confidence were incredibly empowering. The simple yet profound techniques Danielle taught our players make sense and were taught in a fun and professional manner. The greatest gift we can give young people - and especially women - is a strong and centered sense of self. Danielle's message and program hit on those points and we are all smarter and more savvy because of it. Thank you Danielle!! - Stacey Nuveman Deniz, Head Softball Coach, San Diego State University