Esther Kurtz

esther kurtz shoshin ryu martial arts

“Educate yourself. Arm yourself. Don’t be a victim, be the OPPONENT they never saw coming.”

Esther Kurtz began her martial arts training in 1999 with Danzan Ryu Jujitsu in St. Helena, California and has been a student of Shoshin Ryu North Carolina since January 2011.

She established and instructs the free community self-defense class, which began in February of 2019. Esther believes that the ability to defend oneself is an essential life skill, and one that translates beyond physical safety.