Jess Gordon | Arise | Cohort 9

A whole-being approach to self defense and empowerment for school aged girls

Jess has a Child and Youth Counselling and Education background, she has spent the last 10+ years working with young people in various capacities. In 2016, she started training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has never felt so empowered as a woman.

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Her venture, Arise, brings a whole-being approach to self defense and empowerment for school aged girls. Arise provides relevant education, practical training and empowering connection to girls in a way that teaches them to recognize the power of resilience, strength, empathy and generosity within themselves; perhaps as world leaders of the future, but maybe more importantly, as good friends, family and citizens of Earth today.

Arise offers programs designed to equip girls with a foundation of strength and confidence through what we've called a whole-being approach to self-defense. Guided by discussions, activities and self-defense training, participants can expect to grow in the confidence of who they are and the role they have in the world.


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June 13 | 5:30PM | Heritage Hall