NYPost: Badass senior citizens learn self-defense amid anti-Asian hate crimes

Alicia and Jason Lee Foundation

Don’t mess with Mary Yuen, a deceptively slight 71-year-old badass prepared to protect herself with newly acquired martial arts moves in the face of rising hate crimes against Asian-Americans in NYC.

The free weekly self-defense classes are bankrolled by the Alicia and Jason Lee Foundation, which focuses on criminal justice reform, financial literacy and community initiatives.
These seniors, learning the fundamentals of self-defense in the wake of spiking hate crime against people of Asian descent in NYC, can really pack a punch.

“I watch Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan — I feel tough. I can intimidate people,” the Lower East Side retiree told The Post. Read more

Our Streets

Alicia and Jason Lee Foundation

We are proud to call New York City home. 

It’s where we are raising our two beautiful children. It’s where we go to work. It’s where we attend church. It’s where we enjoy many of the City’s amazing cultural institutions and patronize it’s wide variety of restaurants and shops. And of course, it’s where we root for the Yankees.

Like most New Yorkers, we love walking around the city. There’s no better way to experience all the city has to offer and immerse yourself in its diverse culture. It’s amazing how you can sometimes feel like you live in a small town in a city of 8 million. 

The streets bind us. They are the lifeblood of a community. Read more