Fitness and Self-Defense




Women’s Self Defense:   Linda Vu

This two hour interactive workshop featuring reality-based self defense from a hybrid blend of differntent martial arts and police training to empower you to protect yourself from several different types of assaults.  Linda will break down the techniques into 3-4 basic steps that are highly effective, yet simple to use and easy to remember.  This interactive workshop includes but not limited to:


* Situational Awareness
* Basic Principles of Self Defense & Taking Control
* Fast, simple and effective steps to take down
& disarm an assailant in seconds
* Defend from an Attack From Behind
* Techniques & Strategies to Defend Against
Knife and Gun Attacks
* Physical Drills & Scenarios
* Ground Defensive Technique
* Identifying Soft Targets

Private Seminar





Private Training available or seminar with group minimum of 4 or more

Shawn Fitzsimmons - MMA, Fitness Trainer & Yoga Instructor


Six years experience as a professional mixed martial arts fighter, accumulating 10 wins including headlining a fight at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purple belt, trained under world renowned instructor and fighter, Fredson Paixao. Won the Mid South Golden Gloves Championship.


Fitness Training

ACSM - certified personal trainer serving clients for more than five years. Trained group classes, adults and children. American College of Sports Medicine member. EMT experience. CPR and first aid certified. Nutrition training.

(479) 936-0945

Close Quarters Combat: Damon Canady

Close Quarters Combat (CQC) is the method of survival against an assailant in a confined space. Often referred to as “fighting in a phone booth” or “elevator”, CQC focuses on self-preservation through critical strikes and explosive movements designed to incapacitate multiple assailants in a matter of seconds. CQC turns prey into predator by way of its attack fundamentals and principles of engagement.

Trainees of CQC study a multitude of hand-to-hand combat topics including Situational Awareness, Combative Mindset, Centerline Theory, Critical Targets, Angular Attacks, Ground Tactics, Distancing & Posturing, Armed vs. Unarmed Assailants, Central Nervous System vs. Conscious Thought, and Survival vs. Fighting. Experienced martial artists and inexperienced novices alike all stand to learn something new from CQC practices.

Yoga:  Regina Tippetts

Learn to create serenity anywhere you are. This multi-level yoga class, from beginner to advanced, will provide flexibility, strength and balance as you remove yourself from everyday stress. You will find a sense of well-being and peace as you transform your body and get into your best shape ever! 

Everyone is invited to this one-hour class to explore the benefits of yoga such as tranquility, fitness and renewal of spirit.  Most people will see and feel improvement in their flexibility, strength and stress levels.

Power Abs’ Challenge:  Linda Vu

This one hour abdominal workout seminar has be compared to Shawn T’s “Insanity Workout” but focusing only on the Abs.  Based on Linda’s popular “Power Abs’ Workout DVD”, this "No Excuse" program is designed to maximize your abs work giving you those sexy, sleek abs whether you're on the road, at the gym or in the privacy of your own home.

If you are an advanced instructor in your field and would like to be considered to be a part of Linda Vu's Fitness Academy team, please email your bio, resume and pics to:


Linda Vu Fitness Academy

Working with the US troops in Djbouti Africa


LV Fitness Academy's Women's Self-Defense Seminar in USAG Bavaria, Germany

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Linda's training women in Weapons Disarmament in RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom

Linda demonstrating knife defensive techniques

LV Fitness Academy's seminar in Katterbach, Germany

Linda working with the US troops overseas

Linda's seminar in Landstuhl (USAG Kaiserlautern), Germany