Anne Marie along with her San Diego based team specifically her husband Michael, founded Pissed off Chicks, a company that’s dedicated to researching and preventing sexual, child and domestic abuse. Her team has been involved in many organizations for over 20 years. Anne Marie was a SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) crisis counselor and advocate and worked closely with local police for on site aiding to victims of domestic violence. Her role was to counsel and find a safe place for these victims and their families to start a new life. Her drive and dedication has allowed the male counterparts of her team enter safe houses for women which is uncharacteristic for institutions of this type. She had a connection with the Heartland Human Relations for Fair Housing Association and was part of a Human Trafficking Awareness Team.
Anne Marie Mihalkanin is a dedicated full time practitioner of Self Defense. Training for over 25 years and studying many diverse styles of self-defense including Kali, BJJ, JKD, TKD, KF and Krav Maga. She holds rank in varied styles of discipline. Anne Marie is a 4rd Degree Black Belt currently acting as the head instructor of MMA Academy. She is recognized worldwide as a self-defense expert teaching reality training from open hand to weapon defense. A certified expert instructor for Krav Maga Worldwide currently teaching in San Diego she has also taught seminars throughout the US on reality self-defense. Anne Marie is sought out for her expert advice on self-defense and safety issues affecting our community.
Michael Mihalkanin resides in San Diego, California where he is the lead instructor for MMA Academy. Michael has been a devoted practitioner of martial arts for over 40 years and holds rank in several styles of Martial Arts. He is a 6th Degree Black Belt with the World Martial Arts Ranking Association (WMARA), a 3rd Dan Black Belt and expert instructor with Krav Maga Worldwide. Certified Force Training Division instructor teaching Law Enforcement Officers and Military tactical defense. FAST Defense Senior Instructor teaching reality training from open hand to weapon defense.