Dawn Monet began studying Kajukenbo with Michelle Miller in 2001 at Velocity Dance Center as a way of developing physical self-defense skills. She transitioned to Seven Star in 2004, attaining her black belt in 2016. Dawn credits the study of Kajukenbo to building her outward confidence that catapulted her corporate career. She now integrates martial arts concepts in her private career coaching and consulting practice. Dawn holds a BFA in Dance from UCSB and is now earning her certification in movement-based expressive arts therapy.