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Tough Monkey was founded with a strong set of core values, a passion for helping our clients protect those they care about most and making a positive difference in the lives of others.
Designed to develop mental and physical resilience and a proactive mindset to be strong and prepared to protect yourself and especially the ones you love.
The monkey is our inspiration and reminder to laugh and have as much fun as possible while making family a priority.
Marc and Lisa Gaudet
Marc and Lisa take a team approach with several decades of combined experience and expert-level instruction in the self-defense style of Taekwon-Do. They are also proud parents to their amazing son Joel, and bring that experience and passion to help other parents with the personal defense of their children.
Lisa is a 4th-degree black belt and provides an important female perspective when it comes to Personal Defense Course elements when they instruct together. Lisa is also a certified medical transcriptionist.
Marc is a 6th-degree black belt, a former Defensive Tactics Use-of-Force and Spontaneous Knife Defense Instructor, and a former Personal trainer. Marc holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science (specializing in Human Biology), professional certification in Occupational Health and Safety, and an Advanced Diploma in Emergency Management. He is a personal safety expert and passionate about the science behind the brain-body neuromuscular connection.
They are passionate about helping empower clients to develop mental and physical resilience, confident minds, and stronger bodies.
We aspire to several principles and strive to be better today than yesterday. It is important to us to live a full life, making family a priority and demonstrating love to those we care about. As parents, it is important to teach our son to be a good person and have compassion and forgiveness for ourselves. We aim to dance like no one is watching and laugh as much as possible in the process by finding our passion and being continually curious. It is important to us to stretch our comfort zones and have the confidence to ask.
DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT...
When I first decided to join a program, I did not know where to begin. I searched online and found countless programs. One morning, I saw a special and decided to give that program a try. Marc made me feel very welcome and we spoke about my reasons for joining. I attended an introductory class and by the end, I knew that his program was the right one for me. Marc does more than teach self-defense, he teaches everything that it embodies; respect, integrity, courtesy, self control and self-confidence. While training with Marc I found myself becoming more flexible, stronger, my reflexes faster and I lost weight. My time training with Marc was educational, fun and life changing.
Prince Edward Island, Canada