The story of Fight 101 began when Traci was 5 years old. She was brutally sexually assaulted and escaped from her perpetrators, somehow making it home.
With no memory of the event, and suffering from dissociative amnesia and body memories, Traci’s journey of recovery spanned many years into her adulthood. Her parents, in their early 20’s at the time of the trauma, and with no treatments yet available for PTSD – put her in a martial arts class. Traci is now a 3rd Degree Black Belt and a board-certified Tai Chi Instructor. She has competed and taught all over the world, and is known back in England (her home turf for most of her martial arts career) as a highly accomplished martial artist. She taught her first women’s self-defense class at 15 years old in the UK.
Fight 101 (a self-defense class) is a national traveling workshop working to prevent sexual assault. Traci humorously calls it her ultimate revenge!
I took Tracis Fight 101 class in Petoskey and I learned how to get out of every situation without attacking a person, and I also learned how to attack not even using my fist if needed! This class was SOO helpful and I recommend anyone who is reading this to take her class! She’s a great teacher and she used basic skills that ANYONE can use to get out of a harmful situation. You do not have to have had something traumatic happen to you in order to take the class, it is for anyone to take! Thank you so much Traci!! Definitely going to be purchasing your book as well! Hopefully I’ll see you again soon at another one of your classes!
Written By J. December 2017
“Well worth the 3 hours – I would recommend anyone take this class.”
Written By N. December 2017
“Very well worth it.”
Written By B. December 2017
“I am so happy to be part of this movement. I am amazed at how much more I have learned.”
Written by A.R. April 2019
“I attended Fight 101 with my teenage daughter. It was a great bonding experience for us. Not only did it give us the opportunity to learn physical defensive maneuvers, it also opened up doors to conversation about the importance of taking care of ourselves, watching out for our friends, to my own experience of an attack, and that we can be much stronger than we think. In just a short time, Fight 101 gave us both the skills and confidence to defend ourselves to the best of our abilities. I highly recommend the Fight 101 experience.”
Written by J.K. April 2019
“This was an amazing experience ❤️ I wish I would have had something like this sooner! Every woman should go through this.”
Written by A.M. April 2019
“Traci is amazing! This training was easy to learn and practice and was so incredibly empowering. I recommend it for every woman!”