Kwame Stephens has over 25 years involvement in Muay Thai and is a four times Muay Thai Champion. He is also a prolific and well-known coach who turns professional fighters into world champions, and can turn any woman willing to work into a female Jason Bourne. In this episode, Drew sits down with Kwame and his ex-wife, Lynn, to discuss the importance of practical self-defense skills, why they are a growing need, and Kwame’s new program that is launching under the Fit2Fat2Fit umbrella. Be sure to welcome Kwame to the amazing F2F2F family, and check out his new program which can be found here:
[06:45] How Kwame discovered Mui Tai, what he loves about it, and what pushed him to pursue martial arts as a career.
[15:33] How Lynn met Kwame, how he transitioned from a lucrative fighting career into the world of coaching and teaching, and why he prefers coaching women.
[20:30] Lynn’s story of experiencing sexual abuse, living fearfully from simply being a woman, and why transforming herself in the “female Jason Bourne” has changed the way she lives on a daily basis.
[26:45] Kwame explains how he developed his new program, and what you can expect if you decide to dive in and learn self-defense for yourself.
[38:04] A few stats on women regarding rape, violent abuse, and sexual assult that should make everyone uncomfortable – and make it clear that we live in an age where self-defense knowledge and practice is a must.
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