"Street Creds"

Offering Self-Defense Advice & Tips

Debbie Love did not set out to become an instructor or a martial artist for that matter, come to be a 4th Degree Black Belt and Certified Karate Instructor...who can stop a larger opponent with relative ease, out of sheer interest. It was out of necessity; she was compelled to learn everything she could about the subject. Because of a personal family tragedy that had a profound effect and would eventually change the course of her life. Once she started learning there was no looking back.


Her close cousin Julie Love, near identical in size and appearance, was the victim of a violent crime in Atlanta in the summer of 1988 which was the subject of headline news. It took over a year for Julie’s remains to be found after her disappearance. Once the facts came out of what happened to

Julie, it was clear she lost her life because of one mistake, she ran out of gas. And even though she ran out of gas in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Atlanta, it was a fatal mistake.

Self Defense Credentials
  • 2007 – 1st Degree Black Belt

  • 2009 – 2nd Degree Black Belt

  • 2012 – 3rd Degree Black Belt

  • 2014 – Certified Instructor – Karate

  • 2015 – Certified Instructor – Weapons

  • 2016 – 4th Degree Black Belt

Instruction Credentials

After earning her Black Belt, Debbie began sharing basic self-defense and escape techniques to friends, family members and quite frankly, to anyone who would listen. As her experience and skills increased so did her audience. In 2009, while working in downtown San Diego, Debbie convinced management to put on a series of six 1-one hour lunch and learn classes for the female employees working in the building. Since then, Debbie has continued to find innovative ways to provide valuable self-defense instruction to people of all ages, including young boys and girls, junior high and high school students, college bound girls and women in corporate environments and senior citizens. Each class is distinctively tailored to the audience. Debbie continues to preach her message by offering self-defense advice and tips to anyone who will listen. In December 2015, Debbie returned to Atlanta and the scene of the crime where her cousin was murdered to teach a special class to family and friends.