About the Author. Experienced women in Martial arts are very rare. Passionate about a number of styles, Martial Arts is a life pursuit that sees Sensei Gerarda holding multiple Black Belts. Gerarda has a deep respect for the attitudes, confidence, strengths and skills that can flow through to everyday life from Martial arts. The result is a training system designed to empower women with deep confidence to enhance everyday life as well as simple physical tools and skills to stay safe. This book shows how to use the natural forces within love and fear to 'power up' your feminine spirit.