I believe in my dream to create my own niche in the world of combat sports.
What started this dream?
I always felt like I didn't fit in anywhere, I wasn't ever "enough" of what I felt I needed to be in whatever it was that I was doing. You know the saying there's always someone faster, stronger, prettier, better etc. it seemed to always apply to me. When I found the world of combat sports it wasn't any different and on top of that, at 29 I was older than most people in the sport and WMMA was barely on the radar, it wasn't really realistic for me to become a fighter. But I for the first time, for some reason despite that, I really felt like I found my community, especially once I started doing jiu jitsu. So I became determined to find a place for myself, even if it wasn't as a fighter.
What motivates you to follow this dream?
The desire to become successful on my own terms.
What are your goals?
To have my clothing line, podcast, events and women's self defense program become successful definitely financially but also celebrated as part of the sport and community.
What would you like people to know and where can we find you?
So much! That my clothing line is debuting soon and we have some fantastic events planned for the community. We're very focused on the catering to the needs of the ladies, not that we won't carry men's apparel and accessories but the majority of our line will be directed towards women and having quality functional training apparel for rolling and training. My women's self defense program is like nothing else out there! Its based on jiu jitsu fundamentals and its for women by women who train everyday and prove that what we're teaching works and offers a great introduction to just how amazing and empowering the sport of jiu jitsu can be! You can find more about everything I'm doing at dawnagonzales.com and the links for Mat Therapy and 10th Planet Women's Self Defense are there along with my contact info for anyone who wants to reach me!