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Arlene Limas

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Arlene's Story

Deemed one of the greatest Taekwondo athletes of the 20th century, Arlene Limas made history on September 17, 1988, when she became the first American, the first female to win a Gold Medal at the 24th Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea, in the sport of Tae Kwon Do. In May of 1993, Arlene opened her own school, Power Kix Martial Arts, located in Stafford, breaking the glass ceiling for other women. After several expansions, her current 12,500 sq ft facility has been kicking, literally, for 30 years. 


Arlene Limas seeks to advocate for personal safety and empower entire corporations in her role as the CEO of PAVE Prevention. Her vision is to connect high-level programming with corporations and organizations, addressing counterproductive work behaviors that may lead to low productivity, tardiness, absenteeism, and high turnover. PAVE’s evidence-based, trauma-informed programming will empower employees and members with the tools for better performance, stronger engagement, and healthier work culture. 

"An innovative path to violence prevention"

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