Hello! I’m Kaja Sadowski, a martial arts instructor and writer based in Vancouver, Canada. I teach people of all backgrounds how to fight with fists, feet, and swords, and I write about coaching, self defense, and community building. I want to make fighting and the strength it brings accessible to everyone. Join me.
Kaja’s study and knowledge of human interaction, beyond just her excellent technical, martial know how, is worth her weight in gold. Her ability to make otherwise awkward topics approachable and comfortable is an incredible gift. She communicates concepts clearly, and without judgement, while also highlighting the need for logical, forceful response when it’s appropriate. Overall, she is a bulwark against ignorance in use-of-force, and a standard bearer for self-defense.
She’s also a hell of a dancer.
Kaja’s excellent blog posts, videos, book, and random social media thoughts on martial arts have been a go-to for me for years now. She has a wonderful way of pushing me thinking past the overwhelming wall of ‘stuff’ when thinking through martial arts and instead breaking down my views on instruction and personal training into small, USEFUL, chunks. Every teaching or school culture change of hers that I have implemented has been a resounding success for both myself and my students.