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July Castro

If the topic is women’s self defense training and personal safety, July Castro, founder of A Woman’s Right, is one of the nation’s most qualified and respected experts on the subject. Her credentials have been hard-earned and began at a very early age under the tutelage of her father, Great Grandmaster Ralph Castro whose induction into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame places him among the sport’s elite. 


Building on this solid foundation, Grandmaster July Castro has faithfully carried that tradition forward over the last 40+ years by attaining the rank of 10th Degree Black Belt in Shaolin Kenpo Karate.


Grandmaster July Castro’s highly regarded women’s self defense seminars represent a distillation of all of her training and experiences delivered in a way to have the greatest impact on her student’s lives in such a short time —typically only 1 to 2 hours. Her remarkable ability to convey critical information in a non-threatening, easily digestible way has enabled thousands of women to gain the mental awareness skills, and confidence, to identify and avoid danger, as well as the foundational physical techniques necessary to defend themselves and survive a violent assault.

In addition, Grandmaster July Castro is also the owner and head instructor of Kid Power Martial Arts, Orange County. This unique, age-specific martial arts program emphasizes leadership skills and character development while helping each child achieve their best through the martial arts. She is a dedicated mother of two daughters who are already proving to be the next generation of strong and confident young women. 

Ultimately, Grandmaster July Castro is dedicated to sharing her knowledge to the broadest audience possible and continuing to empower women and children with the mental and physical skills necessary to be safer in all aspects of their lives.

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