Laurie Ledgerwood became a board member for the Peoria Chamber of Commerce in 2019. Ledgerwood serves on the board’s finance committee and contributes her considerable skill set to the growth and excellence of the Peoria Chamber of Commerce.
“Laurie has been a valued contributor to our success at the chamber on numerous fronts from day one. She always asks good questions and provides sound advice,” said Scot Andrews, president and CEO of the Peoria Chamber of Commerce.
Ledgerwood owns United Kung Fu, 8279 W. Lake Pleasant Parkway, No. 108, Peoria, and is a master instructor. Ledgerwood is a registered seventh-degree black belt in kung fu with the United Martial Arts Association of America. Gold Coin. Ledgerwood started her martial arts training in Shotokan Karate and has studied numerous martial arts styles with many masters and grandmasters, including Shorinji-ryu Jiu-jitsu, Shorei Kenpo Karate, Chuluaqui-Ryu and Doh-yi, as well as numerous styles of kung fu and martial arts weapons.
Ledgerwood moved to the Valley, expanded her physical mastery training into firearms and archery, and is qualified as an instructor in handgun, shotgun, rifle, archery and yoga. Ledgerwood serves the Peoria and West Valley community through regularly conducted women’s self-defense seminars at no cost to the participants.
She is also in the process of developing a series of weekend seminars aimed at training modern women warriors. In addition to her own ongoing training, master instructor Ledgerwood trains instructors locally at the United Kung Fu and United Tai Chi & Wellness academies and occasionally assists grandmaster Jerry Dibble with the Zen Marksmen program.
Ledgerwood had started her professional career as a lawyer, but now as a master instructor she is happily dedicated to improving the lives and health of the students she has the privilege of teaching.
Ledgerwood has been training in martial arts for 22 years and in kung fu for 16. During the COVID-19 crisis, United Kung Fu has been hosting virtual training sessions. Please visit United Kung Fu at unitedkungfu.com.