"On behalf of all the delegates at the USW District 11 Sixth Women's Conference in St Louis Missouri, I would like to express our thanks to you and Teddy for instructing the Self Defense Workshop August 6th. We appreciate the amount of work and time that you and your staff put into making our sisters and brothers more aware and better prepared to protect themselves in an unexpected situation. I know that the workshop was of great use to all the delegates and they were equally inspired. Your contribution helped make our conference a success."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cathy Drummond - District 11 Women's Coordinator                                                                                                                                               United Steel Worker's Union

“I have taken self-defense classes before, but I always found them limited until Linda and her R.E.A.C.T. Company came into the picture. Due to my job, which requires me to interact with the public frequently, I have always worried about my safety. Linda teaches you about awareness, breath, and control, as much as she teaches you about fighting techniques. It is one thing to learn what to do with your body, and quite another to develop awareness, and to become comfortable with the skills and to execute them. Linda brought an instructor to our class so that I could experience what it would be like to defend myself against an actual person. By teaching me how to use my body in the most effective way (especially given my smaller stature) and letting me use force against the instructor (wearing a chest plate), I felt more empowered and comforted by the idea that I might actually be able to hold my own if it ever came to that. I always find it a pleasure to work with Linda— she knows exactly how to engage with students from any profession, age group and background. I liked the feeling of leaving her class knowing that I had learned something new, gained more confidence, more awareness and most importantly, more feelings of empowerment.

Thank you, Linda, for all the work you do within the community! It is a valuable contribution.”

Crystle Lampitt - TV Host or 38 The Spot and KSHB in Kansas City