What Others Are Saying

“Tanya came to our location to present material to my Human Resources Department on the subject of personal safety in the workplace. Tanya’s method of providing statistics of the reality around us, then offering us practical ways to be prepared to reduce fear was effective and fun. We look forward to inviting her back again for a future presentation.”
-Raymond Betz, BASF Corporation


“I took Tanya Panizzo’s self-defense class for women at the age of 64 and I beat up the scary red man! I took the self-defense class mainly because I wanted to learn to yell out for help and be comfortable doing so. I am so glad I did, because I learned a lot more than how to yell. Tanya taught me to be vigilant, to pay attention to what is going on around us. She used everyday scenarios for demonstration and it made me think about how I am capable to take care of myself. Tanya taught me how to use instinctive movements to defend myself and to not be afraid to do so. This class is for any woman of any age; having white hair does not remove me from the list of people who could be assaulted.”
-Bonnie Myhrum, Plymouth, MI


“The Plymouth Police Department has been involved with Tanya Panizzo and the radKIDS program through Fighting Spirit Safety for several years.  We find the program to be quite valuable in educating our youth about self-protection. The knowledge and skills learned through the program help in establishing a solid foundation of awareness that can be built upon. It encourages self-confidence, self-reliance and safety.  PPD looks forward to each year when our Officers assist in this safety circle and are give time to interact with the kids.”

-Detective Jamie Grabowski,  City of Plymouth, MI Police Department


-“I am the President and CEO of PCS-Global, a local psychotherapy & counseling center – concurrently a national consulting & training company. I have referred many of my clients to Tanya for her fine works, especially the Fighting Spirit Personal Safety Instruction for both woman and children. Each have benefited from the experience and I have heard countless others rave about their results as well.  Tanya Panizzo has a passion for safety. Her passion, together with her knowledge and skills makes her one of the finest personal safety instructors. Her enthusiasm for the subject is infectious. The information both verbal and hands on taught during the program will enable all women to effectively protect themselves and feel more confident.”
Dr. John Mlinarcik, PhD, LMSW President and CEO PCS-Global