Meet Janet Nelson
A fourth degree black belt in Cuong Nhu Oriental Martial Arts, Janet Nelson is an experienced instructor of women, men, young people, seniors and the physically challenged. Her students have included hearing impaired, wheelchair-bound and severely overweight individuals.
She began her martial arts training in Gainesville at the University of Florida in 1974, training under the late O'Sensei Ngo Dong (1937-2000) for over ten years.
Janet developed Everyday Self Defense after years of teaching and adapting martial arts instruction to the practical needs of those who do not have the time to study self-protection on an ongoing basis. She realized that the most common personal defense situations are everyday occurrences that are not necessarily life threatening, but simply hurtful or humiliating.
Her unique experience as both a martial artist and a social worker helped her to understand that many of us can gain greater poise and confidence after learning a few simple but powerful personal protection skills.
Originally from Oak Park, Illinois, Janet is a 1977 graduate of the University of Florida. She received her Master of Social Work from Florida State University in 1994. In 2002, she gained national accreditation in the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW). She has been a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Florida since 2005.
Janet began conducting workshops and short courses on personal safety and wellness in 1980. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida and currently divides her time between personal safety instruction and direct social work practice.
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