Instructor Bio

Take part in supporting and encouraging the training of women in the Martial Arts and Self-Defense.



Build upon the power you already possess; Open new doors for growth and learning.



Challenge yourself to see how strong you really are and what you can really accomplish.

Beth Capotosto is the owner and lead instructor for Tenacity. She began her training in 2010 studying the art of Shaolin Kempo Karate and was awarded the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt in June of 2017. During this time she has also the martial art systems of: Krav Maga, Kajukenbo, Kung, Fu and Jiu Jitsu, as well as Empowerment Self-Defense, considered the first fighting system created by women, for women. The blending of these styles is culminated through the effective and easy to learn self-defense style that she teaches.

After years of training and teaching in the Dojo, Beth became acutely aware of the differences in how men and women learn. Intrigued and desiring a sense of community, she was prompted to search for other women studying the Martial Arts. This search led her to The National Women's Martial Arts Federation ( As a member of the NWMAF, she embarks on yearly retreats to study with like-minded women who train in Martial and Healing Arts, Self-Defense and who support the participation of women and girls in these fields.

It was upon finding the NWMAF that Beth decided to focus her Self-Defense teaching on their empowerment model. Beth is actively persuing national certification from NWMAF for trauma informed and empowerment based women's Self-Defense. She is also a proud feminist and member of the National Organization of Women and The Association of Women Martial Arts Instructors (

Boost your inner Tigress and help encourage other women training in Self-Defense.