Grandmaster Laurie Ledgerwood is currently a registered 8th Degree Black Belt in Kung Fu with the United Martial Arts Association of America. Gold Coin.
She started her martial arts training in Shotokan Karate, and has since studied numerous martial arts styles with many Masters and Grandmasters, including: Shorinji-ryu Jiu-jitsu, Shorei Kenpo Karate, Chuluaqui-Ryu and Doh-yi, as well as numerous styles of Kung Fu and martial arts weapons.
Since she moved to the Phoenix area, she has expanded her physical mastery training into firearms and archery and is qualified as an Instructor in handgun, shotgun, rifle, archery and in yoga as well.
As part of her service to the local community, she regularly conducts Women’s Self Defense seminars at no cost to the participants. She is also in the process of developing a series of weekend seminars aimed at training modern women warriors.
In addition to her own ongoing training, Master Instructor Ledgerwood trains Instructors locally at the United Kung Fu and United Tai Chi & Wellness Academies, and occasionally assists Grandmaster Jerry Dibble with the Zen Marksmen program.
Although she had started her professional career as a lawyer, Master Instructor Ledgerwood is happily dedicated to improving the lives and health of the students she has the privilege of teaching.