Professional Support

Tia Keck

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Tia teaches martial arts and self-defense at Rock Hill Martial Arts in South Carolina with her spouse. She’s a licensed 500Rising instructor who’s been involved with the organization since its inaugural instructor training in 2020. She is a proponent of principal based learning in self-defense logging a substantial number of hours training with Rory Miller, the award-winning author in the personal safety community. She is passionate about evidence-based personal protection instruction and teaching grounded in the belief that anyone is capable of building the skills to live strong, powerful lives.

Vocationally, Tia works in higher education as a senior academic advisor and part time lecturer. She shares her love of curiosity and adventure with her family.


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