Kids Martial Arts near Naperville

Jessica Ponce

Cikgu Jess is a 9 year practitioner of Silat Seni Gayong, the art of self defense currently taught to the Royal Malaysia Police with origins in guerrilla warfare. She is an active member and instructor for the United States Gayong Federation and the National Women's Martial Arts Federation. She is the first and current national champion in Indonesian Pencak Silat forms, is a coach and athlete as well as a certified Wasit Juri (Judge/ Referee) for the US Sport Silat Association and will be representing the United States in international competition. Jessica has a certification in staged armed combat specializing in knife with recommended pass awarded by the Society of American Fight Directors in Chicago. She is also a fencer, archer, axe thrower and performer of classical and traditional dance who has had extensive medical training as well as training in various healing arts.


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