About Nelson Nio (founder of SHIELD):
has been trained in various martial arts and self defense training since childhood.
In 2003, a friend of his
was sexually assaulted violently.
asked him to show her
some self defense moves.
started teaching her
some self defense skills on how to fight back a much bigger opponent.
From teaching self defense classes to one friend, Nelson
continues to volunteering at various organizations, women's shelters and private groups.
He then became an advocate on ending violence against women.
To date, Nelson
has taught self defense to over 10,000 women and girls in major universities, high schools, Fortune 500 companies, private groups and government entities.
has been featured on CBS
, Telemundo TV
, and in various newspaper articles teaching self defense classes for women and girls.
has also been featured on E! Entertainment teaching self-defense for Kim Kardashian and her
sisters on "Keeping up with the Kardashians" TV Show.
Nelson served on the Board of Directors for YWCA Glendale and sat on the Executive Committee for the National Organization for Women (NOW), Hollywood.