30 year veteran martial artist, EMT, Personal Trainer,
Teja VanWicklen is a 30-year veteran martial artist with a background in edged weapons, firearms and wilderness survival. She was a personal trainer for over 12 years and is a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
Teja has been involved in many areas of martial arts from instructing and stunt performance, to high level training with elite military and law enforcement personnel. She has engaged in a number of training exercises she doesn’t necessarily recommend others try and has had experiences she might have been happier (though not necessarily smarter) without – including extreme physical and psychological conditioning involving sleep deprivation, live darts and being pepper sprayed, and Tasered.
Teja has been featured in multiple magazines including Madmoiselle and Black Belt, and interviewed on Television for ESPN, Nancy Grace, Good Day New York and Veria Living TV.