meet rachel, the founder

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As a mother of three...

Rachel’s inspiration for Battle Mom grew in response to her recognition of the potential threats that face women daily. With over a decade of martial arts experience, she has created a training method that teaches women to replace a spirit of fear with one of control and consciousness.

After years of teaching, she has found that it only takes a base understanding of self-defense skills for women to gain confidence in both their mental and physical strength. Rachel Mahloch is on a mission to empower and equip women of all ages with the knowledge and skills to effectively protect themselves.

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Rachel Mahloch has trained in the martial arts for more than 14 years, earning a 2nd degree black belt in a hybrid Japanese jujitsu-based self-defense system and a 2nd degree black belt in Shaolin Kempo. Having collaborated with other experts and performed extensive research, she was able to distill her training methods down to include only the most efficient and practical components. Her classes require no prior martial arts training, and are relevant for women of all ages at any level of physical fitness. By studying self-defense, women can learn how to develop a heightened awareness of their surroundings and how to make quick, measured decisions in response. 

One of the many things that distinguishes Rachel’s teaching method is that she customizes every class to fit the personal needs of the individuals within the group. She teaches with empathy and compassion for the emotional associations that often accompany a serious topic such as self-defense. Protective and encouraging by nature, Rachel prioritizes each participants’ mental training as much as their physical training.  

Rachel Mahloch is on a mission to empower and equip women of all ages with the knowledge and skills to effectively protect themselves. Making ‘strong’ a mainstream mindset is Rachel’s goal for women in her community and around the nation.  Her teaching methods prove to women the limits of their mind and body go far beyond where they imagined.