Monique Riley is passionate about health and looking after one’s body. She is an advocate for self-defense, which she believes plays a crucial role in empowering women. Riley professes that self-defense training teaches women skills that facilitate the setting of healthy physical and emotional boundaries. After a terrifying personal encounter where Riley’s self-defense skills proved necessary, she vowed to educate and train other young women in the craft. She now works closely with an experienced coach to run boxing clases specifically for women.