Jill Baker Shames - The Warrior Who Lives Inside All The Time Waiting To Come Out
Jill Baker Shames is a clinical Social Worker specializing in empowerment and therapeutic self-defense and martial arts. Jill has been a martial arts instructor for over 30 years and she's also the head trainer for Kids Kicking Cancer Israel which is where she is currently based.
In this episode Georgia and Jill dive into the profound effect of martial arts on people and why martial arts might save a life. Listen to another inspiring episode that will give you an insight into the difference between teaching martial art, teaching standard self-defense, and teaching empowerment self-defense.
Georgia and Jill discuss:
- How Jill got interested in Martial arts
- Empowerment and self-defense how it became therapeutic
- Why listening to someone's story can actually save them from harm
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Thank you so much to Nari for the beautiful song "Shape Me" heard at the beginning and end of this episode. Nari wrote this song about Shape Your Life, a boxing program for self-identified female survivors of violence in Canada. She wrote this song using the words and experiences shared by participants with Cathy Van Ingen. You can find out more about Shape Your Life in my interview with Cathy in Episode 8. You can hear more of Nari's work by going to her Instagram: @narithesaga