Along with over a decade practicing kickboxing, daughter of a former police office & current Play Therapist, Nicole Nicolaisen Stern, Ma EdS, LMHC, NCC, has experience in a variety of movement arts: ballet, yoga, boxing, weight lifting, belly dancing, Latin dancing, & most recently aerial acrobatics, other combative arts (Eastern & Western), hula hooping, & roller skating.
Nicole's educational background in Psychology, Philosophy, Elementary Education, & Mental Health Counseling, as well as experiences with regular massage, chiropractic care, & acupuncture make her uniquely suited to teach others something for which she is passionate... KICKBOXING for personal protection & increased freedom without fear. She has been lucky enough to train under mentors such as Sue Surrency (Alachua County's Teacher of the Year in 2017- for how to teach) , Keith Teller (Westwood Middle School's Teacher of the Year in 2018- for how to kickbox), & Martin Wheeler (world-renowned Systema Instructor, who comes to Gainesville, FL from Beverly Hills, CA for a once a year intensive training program.
Nicole believes combative arts, when practiced with the proper spirit are deeply nourishing for the human soul, and allow for increased sovereignty.
Feel free to ask any questions in English or Spanish and get in touch right away to communicate your personal empowerment goals or simply secure your spot and give it a try.
Don't delay what you can do today!