Alyda has been interested in the Chinese arts and high adventure sports since birth it would seem. She spent over 10 years rafting Oregon’s rivers both professionally as a guide, and just for fun. Her love of adventure lead her to Dragon Boating, where she competed at the World Stage level in both Hong Kong and Italy. Several years later she found a martial art that spoke to her. Being a natural leader and quick learner, Alyda started taking to the external and internal applications that Wing Chun offers, earning her title of Sijie (which translates to Older Sister, or Senior Female Student). She has spent countless hours developing and facilitating our Women’s Self Defence program, based upon real-world application and how to use mindset to prevail against an attacker.