Grandmaster Diane Reeve Kirby

Instructor / Owner

9th degree black belt / self defense expert and multiple karate Hall of Fame member
Diane Reeve Kirby Instructor of Women's Self Defense In Plano Near Me

9th degree Black Belt, Grandmaster Diane Reeve Kirby, has over 35 years of martial arts experience. Recently retired from teaching martial arts, she was the sole owner of Vision Martial Arts Center for over 27 years and holds black belts in 4 styles. She was honored as the 2015 Tae Kwon Do Female Master of the Year by the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame, inducted into the 2014 Masters Hall of Fame, and most recently named a winner of the 2020 BBC Inspirations Award. Diane has dedicated her martial arts career to the empowerment of our most vulnerable – women and children. This is also reflected in her volunteer work as a former member of the Board of Directors of The Turning Point (Collin County rape crisis center) and other organizations helping those in need.

In addition, with a M.Ed., Diane uses a variety of teaching techniques, tailor made for each specific audience. This allows her to ensure not only that the material understood, but that each class is fun and exciting. The goal is to achieve maximum retention for long term effectiveness.

As a female self-defense expert, she has a unique advantage of clearly demonstrating how each technique taught can be effectively performed by a smaller, less powerful defender against a larger, stronger opponent. Seeing is believing…and Diane will help every participant see and believe in their own ability to defend themselves efficiently and effectively.