Kym Rock is a former victim of domestic violence and cancer survivor who created the Fight Like A Girl program to change the statistics of violence in our world and teach women and kids personal violence prevention.

A nineteen-year proven program of unique techniques and skills developed by Kym Rock to teach women and girls to think smarter and get away from an attacker, abductor or abuser.  


Our mission is to make a difference in the horrendous statistics of violence and abuse around the world through the teaching of escape techniques and life skills.  


The program encompasses seminars and on-going classes that empower women and kids to have greater self-esteem through knowledge of these physical and mental life skills so they can grow to their full potential.  


Fight Like A Girl is fun, always active and creates a vibrant community of people who can make a difference through personal violence prevention. 


Because her life has had a significant impact on changing the way women and girls learn self defense and what she overcame in her life to be where she is today.. here life is being depicted in a Hollywood Feature Film called “Fight Like A Girl!” The true story of a real female karate kid.

Notable Achievements



Her life is being depicted in a Hollywood Feature Film called “Fight Like A Girl"

Featured Guest on the Hallmark Channel,"The Naomi Judd Show"

Created First Statewide Program In Colorado for the Girl Scouts, " Fight Like A Girl Scout"

Personal Violence Prevention Specialist for Yellow Jacket Stun Gun Phone Case

Creator and President of “Fight Like A Girl”

Author Fight Like A Girl Book Series

Fight Like A Girl Smartphone App

7-Time World Karate Champion

Rokudan Kyoshi Rock | Sixth Degree Black Belt | Shorinji-ryu Karate

World Karate Union Hall of Fame Member

United States Martial Arts Alliance Hall of Fame Member 

World Karate Union Karate Instructor of the Year 

World Karate Union Weapons Instructor of the Year

US Martial Arts Alliance Weapons Instructor of the Year

US Martial Arts Self Defense Instructor of the Year

Extensive Experience with Special Needs Children

Owner & Operator of Outer Banks Karate Academy for 17 years

Vice Chair of Outer Banks Hotline Sexual Assault Center 2006-09


Kym Rock & How Fight LIke A Girl Was Born

Fight Like A Girl Headlined Century Martial Arts SuperShow in Las Vegas
Fight Like A Girl Headlined Century Martial Arts SuperShow in Las Vegas
Ramping Up Fight Like A Girl
Ramping Up Fight Like A Girl
Kym & Her Instructor Jerry Lemon featured at Working Mother Media Conference in Manhattan
Kym & Her Instructor Jerry Lemon featured at Working Mother Media Conference in Manhattan
Kym appears on the Hallmark Channel's Naomi Judd Show
Kym appears on the Hallmark Channel's Naomi Judd Show
Fight Like A Girl Makes big Splash
Fight Like A Girl Makes big Splash
Kym and top student show safety techniques
Kym and top student show safety techniques
Kym's Instructor Jerry Lemon Getting Choked
Kym's Instructor Jerry Lemon Getting Choked
Kym's Champion Students at OBX Karate were Well Known on the Circuit for being constant winners!
Kym's Champion Students at OBX Karate were Well Known on the Circuit for being constant winners!
Book of how to escape for all ages available on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles
Book of how to escape for all ages available on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles
Her students kept winning and parents were running out of room for the trophies!
Her students kept winning and parents were running out of room for the trophies!
Holding the real pink shoe that started it all!
Holding the real pink shoe that started it all!
Kym was relentless from the beginning to stop violence
Kym was relentless from the beginning to stop violence
Kym Rock, Jerry Lemon & Sheena Berry at Black Belt Test
Kym Rock, Jerry Lemon & Sheena Berry at Black Belt Test
Yes she can shoot too! But proves to the ladies you need to know more as well.
Yes she can shoot too! But proves to the ladies you need to know more as well.
Kym became Master Jerry Lemon's first world champion student. She would retire with 7 world titles.
Kym became Master Jerry Lemon's first world champion student. She would retire with 7 world titles.
Bruce Lee's Daughter congratulated her. Only competitor who received five 10's perfect score
Bruce Lee's Daughter congratulated her. Only competitor who received five 10's perfect score
Kym made Jerry understand women aren't strong in the ways that men are and helped her with the FLAG Escapes
Kym made Jerry understand women aren't strong in the ways that men are and helped her with the FLAG Escapes
Outer Banks Karate would have many students achieve their black belt. Her daughter is in this pic.
Outer Banks Karate would have many students achieve their black belt. Her daughter is in this pic.
Fight Like A Girl Scout simply made sense to Kym. She has worked with GSA for 16 yrs.
Fight Like A Girl Scout simply made sense to Kym. She has worked with GSA for 16 yrs.
Awareness is a lifestyle, a life skill that needs to be taught early and often. Girl Scouts
Awareness is a lifestyle, a life skill that needs to be taught early and often. Girl Scouts
With her credentials  (check)and her expertise in self defense Kym hits the road.
With her credentials (check)and her expertise in self defense Kym hits the road.
Awareness is a lifestyle, lifeskill, Kym urges women & kids to please place in practice
Awareness is a lifestyle, lifeskill, Kym urges women & kids to please place in practice
Even before the World Titles, her hear is as big as her never ending smile.
Even before the World Titles, her hear is as big as her never ending smile.
Here are the men & women in Black! Hey lets do security too.
Here are the men & women in Black! Hey lets do security too.
Here she is promoting her Fight Like A Girl Seminar with Gail Hutchinson of Hotline Kym gave away her own car.
Here she is promoting her Fight Like A Girl Seminar with Gail Hutchinson of Hotline Kym gave away her own car.
If your one of Kym's students violence prevention and ending bullying is way of life inside & outside of the dojo!
If your one of Kym's students violence prevention and ending bullying is way of life inside & outside of the dojo!
Kym and one of her black belts Sheldon Johnson in NYC put on quite the show in front of 10 k audience
Kym and one of her black belts Sheldon Johnson in NYC put on quite the show in front of 10 k audience
23 hours of competing and they ask the winners to do it again on stage on ESPN. One tired girl.
23 hours of competing and they ask the winners to do it again on stage on ESPN. One tired girl.
In case you did not know Kym is an expert in 5 weapons here she conduced double nunchaku seminar
In case you did not know Kym is an expert in 5 weapons here she conduced double nunchaku seminar
Other competitors cringed when OBX Karate walked through the door. They knew they had there hands full.
Other competitors cringed when OBX Karate walked through the door. They knew they had there hands full.
Kym with her daughter Hillary wins again in Hawaii.
Kym with her daughter Hillary wins again in Hawaii.
310 percent is what she believes in.
310 percent is what she believes in.
The trophies kept coming.
The trophies kept coming.
Fight Like A Girl has changed the face of women self defense.
Fight Like A Girl has changed the face of women self defense.
2 more titles!
2 more titles!
Being a Female School owner was rare! One thing is for sure Kym can teach.
Being a Female School owner was rare! One thing is for sure Kym can teach.
Hometown Hartfield, VA Fight Like a Girl
Hometown Hartfield, VA Fight Like a Girl
She received another perfect score. She was congratulated by Bruce Lees daughter Shannon.
She received another perfect score. She was congratulated by Bruce Lees daughter Shannon.
Let the little people stand on the cars! Kym Center with her daughter Hillary
Let the little people stand on the cars! Kym Center with her daughter Hillary
And then the Pepsi Challenge Accepted her app.
And then the Pepsi Challenge Accepted her app.
Kym has been married to Bob for 34 years :)
Kym has been married to Bob for 34 years :)
more blackbelts & Jerry also got promoted!
more blackbelts & Jerry also got promoted!
Fight Like A Girl Seminars are always fun! Awareness is a Lifestyle!
Fight Like A Girl Seminars are always fun! Awareness is a Lifestyle!
Candice Kym's best friend is one of her biggest fans! Kym says, " No one is a success on their own!"
Candice Kym's best friend is one of her biggest fans! Kym says, " No one is a success on their own!"
She gets hurt a lot but its totally worth it to keep some one else from being attacked.
She gets hurt a lot but its totally worth it to keep some one else from being attacked.
She would go on to be awarded USA and World Karate Union Hall of Fame Awards
She would go on to be awarded USA and World Karate Union Hall of Fame Awards
Only two weeks after knee replacement she had to do a photo shoot for a Martial Arts Magazine.
Only two weeks after knee replacement she had to do a photo shoot for a Martial Arts Magazine.
One thing she is the most proud of is that a lot of her students went in to mission work some are even pastors.
One thing she is the most proud of is that a lot of her students went in to mission work some are even pastors.
She was told no one would show up. they were wrong.
She was told no one would show up. they were wrong.
Gary Gibbs was an angel and is now! Thanks Gary for all the signs.
Gary Gibbs was an angel and is now! Thanks Gary for all the signs.
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Most important day of my life. Jerry Lemon is my best friend too!
Most important day of my life. Jerry Lemon is my best friend too!
Girl Scouts!
Girl Scouts!
Girl Scouts!!!!
Girl Scouts!!!!
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Fight Like A Girl Scout!
Fight Like A Girl Scout!
Yellow Jacket Stun Gun Partners with Fight Like A Girl!
Yellow Jacket Stun Gun Partners with Fight Like A Girl!
Fight Like A Girl Now!!!!
Fight Like A Girl Now!!!!
Never thought I would be an Author!
Never thought I would be an Author!
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flag bracelet
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Fight Like A Girl has grown to over 600 participants at their seminars
Fight Like A Girl has grown to over 600 participants at their seminars
Trust.. Kym and Jerry Lemon perform in Manhattan at working mother media event!
Trust.. Kym and Jerry Lemon perform in Manhattan at working mother media event!
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