Santa Monica Daily Post Interview for The Art of Badassery

My local paper interviewed me during the launch of my book, The Art of Badassery: Unleash Your Mojo With Wisdom of the Dojo! Thank you guys! Below is the intro, my favorite question and a link to read the full interview.

Jennifer Cassetta is an author, empowerment coach, self-defense expert and a proud Santa Monica resident. Jennifer is also the author of the new book,  The Art of Badassery: Unleash Your Mojo with Wisdom of the Dojo and below is her article featured in the Santa Monica Daily Post.

What can individuals look forward to discovering in your book, The Art of Badassery: unleash Your Mojo with Wisdom of the Dojo? Or What inspired you to write a book? 

I wrote the Art of Badassery because I was tired of hearing stories of women being taken advantage of, manipulated, controlled, overlooked for a deserved promotion, verbally, mentally or physically abused. After teaching self defense for 20 years, I could write a book on those stories alone. But instead, I wanted to write a book to help women face those difficult challenges, avoid them if possible and give them tools to deal with them when they are unavoidable. 

I use martial arts as a framework for self empowerment, but by no means do you need to run to the nearest dojo to sign up for martial arts classes. The lessons in the book are all about developing inner strength, not punches and kicks. I’ll share strategies that I learned “from the mat”, that will help you develop resilience, get back up after you’ve been knocked down, block negativity, use your voice powerfully, practice radical self care, listen to your intuition and most importantly, how to be a fierce leader in your community.