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M is for "Martial Arts", a Mind-Body discipline that unites your Internal & External Power, builds resilience and helps you experience the power of your Mind & Body.

If you saw someone in trouble or a friend or loved one told you they were are being harrassed or abused, would you know what to do? Wouldn't you feel powerful if you did? That Everyday Hero could be you.

Kids dealing with social pressures, bullying and issues of fitting in? Give them the gift of experiencing their power to choose their thoughts, push our negative emotions and take control of their Body & Mind.


Be The Hero You Are Inside

Everything you need to be your best self is already there inside, waiting to be found. All you need are new skills and some new choices for how to see the world and your place in it. Warrior Arts can provide them.

Special Heroes

The "special" in Special Needs does not mean "less than". In fact, the opposite is often true. Children striving & overcoming obstacles (and their families) often have strengths and courage they themselves can not see. Warrior Arts can reveal those inner resources

Survivors Are Victors

Modern neuroscience recognizes that TRAUMA is stored in the Body as well as the Mind. Talk therapies can not always reach and release it. Learning to use the body in a powerful, mindful ways can.

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Empowerment Self-Defense: It works!  

Studies prove it!

So do the experiences of people from all walks of like whose  self-defense success stories make the news everyday!

Get In Touch

Jill Baker Shames, MSW

5th Dan, Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate

Certified Empowerment Self-Defense Instructor

Certified Martial Arts Therapist


+972 52 5602296

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