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Matt Meade of Safety and Self-Defense Solutions (S.A.S.S.)

Matt Meade, Founder
Safety and Self-Defense Solutions (S.A.S.S.)
Grand Rapids Michigan
Phone: 616-799-SAFE
Web: http://www.womensselfdefense.info
Facebook: http://facebook.com/womensselfdefense
Twitter: http://twitter.com/herselfdefense


Matt has been into the martial arts since he signed up for Judo and Jujitsu in 1999. He now holds the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt in Midori Yama Goshin Jujutsu, and 3rd Degree Brown Belt in both Shin Shin Jujitsu and Judo. He also enjoys Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and any other type of wrestling/grappling.

As a freelance web-designer, he made his first mock-up of a women's self defense page in 2006 just to stay in practice and learn a few new programming techniques. The number of people who contacted him through that site seeking a class was surprising and indicated a real need for local classes, so he became certified in Just Yell Fire, founded S.A.S.S. as an informal non-profit, and began teaching free local classes.

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