Diana Weaverhuff

Diana Weaverhuff

I arrived at my first self-defense class in 2015 as an insecure and timid college freshman. Over the course of the semester, Annie’s class prompted a complete 180 in how I viewed myself. Learning to strike and escape holds was fun of course, but more than that I learned I could take up space, make my voice heard, prioritize my needs. I started sharing my opinion in classes, setting boundaries with people and really felt confident in who I was becoming. 

As soon as the semester ended, I jumped into training martial arts alongside becoming a self-defense instructor. I’ve trained in a variety of arts but find the most meaning in teaching self-defense. I truly believe self-defense is a communal responsibility and we each have a part to play in the prevention of violence, in all it’s forms – physical, emotional, and systemic. Everyone deserves to feel safe in their world.