#kidscamps2019

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  • @blue_apple_art3 weeks ago
  • Woodland Garden week starting today ❤️And can we please look at these boys with the fiber arts going! Ugh. I just love this group! So good for our brains to slow down and mend like this 🙌🏼 #blueappleart  #blueapplestudio  #kidsunplugged  #kidscreate  #kidscamps2019  #aptosia  #artinaptos 
  • Woodland Garden week starting today ❤️And can we please look at these boys with the fiber arts going! Ugh. I just love this group! So good for our brains to slow down and mend like this 🙌🏼 #blueappleart  #blueapplestudio  #kidsunplugged  #kidscreate  #kidscamps2019  #aptosia  #artinaptos 

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  • @newindoha1 month ago
  • Qatar
  • Summer Camps in Qatar 2019 Swipe left for over 30 Summer Camps happening in Qatar! . . Have you found a great summer camp, activity, event or group for kids to enjoy this summer? We would love to hear about it. . . . ❤Tag friends who would love to find activities for their kids! . . . For more information on Summer Camp options for Kids in Qatar with additional needs Check out this great article by @sensorysouk  https://www.sensorysouk.com/collections/summer-camps . . . 💥For more information on camps posted here, please contact the company tagged on the photo.#kids  #summer  #summerinQatar  #summer2019  #summercampsqatar #summercamps #summercampsindoha  #summercamps2019  #summercampsinqatar  #summerishere  #summertime  #summerholidays  #kidscamps2019  #doha  #qatar 
  • Summer Camps in Qatar 2019 Swipe left for over 30 Summer Camps happening in Qatar! . . Have you found a great summer camp, activity, event or group for kids to enjoy this summer? We would love to hear about it. . . . ❤Tag friends who would love to find activities for their kids! . . . For more information on Summer Camp options for Kids in Qatar with additional needs Check out this great article by @sensorysouk  https://www.sensorysouk.com/collections/summer-camps . . . 💥For more information on camps posted here, please contact the company tagged on the photo.#kids  #summer  #summerinQatar  #summer2019  #summercampsqatar #summercamps #summercampsindoha  #summercamps2019  #summercampsinqatar  #summerishere  #summertime  #summerholidays  #kidscamps2019  #doha  #qatar 

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  • @girlswhofight_to2 months ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Rachel with the take down and Sophie with the Triangle & Armbar! So proud of you two! We started doing some 1 v 1 matches where each girl has a team in her 'corner' to help coach her through the match. Watching Jiu Jitsu can teach you a lot. The girls were doing great at pointing out opportunities and threats, and had a lot of fun getting to cheer for their teammate 😊😊❤️ Great work everyone, so proud of you for taking on these challenges so strongly!
  • Rachel with the take down and Sophie with the Triangle & Armbar! So proud of you two! We started doing some 1 v 1 matches where each girl has a team in her 'corner' to help coach her through the match. Watching Jiu Jitsu can teach you a lot. The girls were doing great at pointing out opportunities and threats, and had a lot of fun getting to cheer for their teammate 😊😊❤️ Great work everyone, so proud of you for taking on these challenges so strongly!

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  • @girlswhofight_to7 months ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Was thrilled to be invited to my beautiful students Christmas Eve celebration last night, I'm so grateful before you Maria and Kasia! I made a GWF bracelet for each of my students as a Christmas present, and it made me so happy to see some of you wearing them ❤️ They're all unique just like you, and represent the fact that you're a girl who fights, with strength, courage, and determination. I love each of you beautiful girls and being your teacher is truly a gift that i didn't expect to love as much as i do. I cherish each of you, and I'm very grateful to all of your parents as well. Wishing a wonderful Christmas to all of you today 🎄✨
  • Was thrilled to be invited to my beautiful students Christmas Eve celebration last night, I'm so grateful before you Maria and Kasia! I made a GWF bracelet for each of my students as a Christmas present, and it made me so happy to see some of you wearing them ❤️ They're all unique just like you, and represent the fact that you're a girl who fights, with strength, courage, and determination. I love each of you beautiful girls and being your teacher is truly a gift that i didn't expect to love as much as i do. I cherish each of you, and I'm very grateful to all of your parents as well. Wishing a wonderful Christmas to all of you today 🎄✨

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  • @girlswhofight_to7 months ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Happy new years eve! I hope to get tons more girls at this level of savage in 2019! 😄👌🥊🔥These two ain't nothin to mess with! PS- we still have spots in our winter break camp this Thursday and Friday!!! :D join our group to learn MMA and take some awesome skills back when school starts again next week ! @louielocsin 
  • Happy new years eve! I hope to get tons more girls at this level of savage in 2019! 😄👌🥊🔥These two ain't nothin to mess with! PS- we still have spots in our winter break camp this Thursday and Friday!!! :D join our group to learn MMA and take some awesome skills back when school starts again next week ! @louielocsin 

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  • @girlswhofight_to5 months ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • This was immediately after my last MMA fight. Martial arts is special in its ability to build mental toughness and resolve. Because it's not easy to do by any stretch. It's uncomfortable, it's rough, it's painful, it's tiring, it's aggressive, it's competitive. Being able to overcome those things, or even follow through despite them, builds a sort of conviction in oneself, the conviction that I know I am a person who can endure difficulty and still prevail. I can handle tough situations. It also teaches girls to look at their body in terms of function over aesthetics. I love dance, and many other sports/arts have their own virtues, however many of them do involve the judgement of oneself and others in terms of how we look. In fighting, it comes down to one thing, ability. You can either do the techniques, or you can't. And that's a healthier standard to have girls judge themselves upon- it's something they can practically improve and excel at if they decide to. It's something they have the power to develop, and it all comes from their own will, effort, and discipline. Those things are great assets to develop to apply to life's pursuits. Furthermore, there is something about the nature of fighting that can turn a shy passive person into an assertive and confident person. Knowing of your abilities physically despite perhaps your small size, understanding your capacity for aggression and competition, learning that you are mentally and physically way tougher than you thought- it's hard to have these experiences and not feel comfortable using your voice or standing up for yourself. That's how I've experienced the benefits of many years in this sport, and I'm thrilled to start to see some of these results within my own classes and groups. Thanks @dannywsl  for making these moments unforgettable for me and capturing my last fight ❤️ Find the rest of the podcast at the bigstorypodcast.ca :) @jessicaevileye  @ufc  @eastmondsisters  @mmajunkiedotcom  @invictafc  @rondarousey  @joerogan 
  • This was immediately after my last MMA fight. Martial arts is special in its ability to build mental toughness and resolve. Because it's not easy to do by any stretch. It's uncomfortable, it's rough, it's painful, it's tiring, it's aggressive, it's competitive. Being able to overcome those things, or even follow through despite them, builds a sort of conviction in oneself, the conviction that I know I am a person who can endure difficulty and still prevail. I can handle tough situations. It also teaches girls to look at their body in terms of function over aesthetics. I love dance, and many other sports/arts have their own virtues, however many of them do involve the judgement of oneself and others in terms of how we look. In fighting, it comes down to one thing, ability. You can either do the techniques, or you can't. And that's a healthier standard to have girls judge themselves upon- it's something they can practically improve and excel at if they decide to. It's something they have the power to develop, and it all comes from their own will, effort, and discipline. Those things are great assets to develop to apply to life's pursuits. Furthermore, there is something about the nature of fighting that can turn a shy passive person into an assertive and confident person. Knowing of your abilities physically despite perhaps your small size, understanding your capacity for aggression and competition, learning that you are mentally and physically way tougher than you thought- it's hard to have these experiences and not feel comfortable using your voice or standing up for yourself. That's how I've experienced the benefits of many years in this sport, and I'm thrilled to start to see some of these results within my own classes and groups. Thanks @dannywsl  for making these moments unforgettable for me and capturing my last fight ❤️ Find the rest of the podcast at the bigstorypodcast.ca :) @jessicaevileye  @ufc  @eastmondsisters  @mmajunkiedotcom  @invictafc  @rondarousey  @joerogan 

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  • @girlswhofight_to7 months ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • One video from our morning ! Learning stance and movement with our classic game: tag meets capture the flag- tag flag. Just made that up, love it. Girls have to protect their flag by using the footwork, circling, and range that we learn prior to the game :) the most important thing to learn here is how to keep distance from someone that is trying to get too close. Great work girls 👌👌🔥🔥
  • One video from our morning ! Learning stance and movement with our classic game: tag meets capture the flag- tag flag. Just made that up, love it. Girls have to protect their flag by using the footwork, circling, and range that we learn prior to the game :) the most important thing to learn here is how to keep distance from someone that is trying to get too close. Great work girls 👌👌🔥🔥

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  • @girlswhofight_to7 months ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Such a fun 2 days, I wish we had a whole week! I am very proud of our group, we learned some great moves for two days, and we had even more laughs. I really hope to see your happy faces again soon! Thank you so much to Kali for volunteering with us this week and helping everyone with their new skills! ❤️❤️ Next camp : March break. Registration is open on the website !
  • Such a fun 2 days, I wish we had a whole week! I am very proud of our group, we learned some great moves for two days, and we had even more laughs. I really hope to see your happy faces again soon! Thank you so much to Kali for volunteering with us this week and helping everyone with their new skills! ❤️❤️ Next camp : March break. Registration is open on the website !

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  • @girlswhofight_to7 months ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Always helps to have the girls walk me through a technique- they don't miss a thing! They also always want to see it "full speed" 😊😎 Here we're learning how to protect our head if someone is punching from the mount, then how to make them put their hands on the ground so we can finish our basic mount escape ! 👏👏The students loved the Jiu jitsu- as always!
  • Always helps to have the girls walk me through a technique- they don't miss a thing! They also always want to see it "full speed" 😊😎 Here we're learning how to protect our head if someone is punching from the mount, then how to make them put their hands on the ground so we can finish our basic mount escape ! 👏👏The students loved the Jiu jitsu- as always!

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    Recent Instagram Posts

  • @blue_apple_art1 week ago
  • Lots of clay sea creatures happening this week 🐟🦞🐳💦 #blueappleart  #blueapplestudio  #artinaptos  #kidscamps2019  #aptoscalifornia  #aptosia 
  • Lots of clay sea creatures happening this week 🐟🦞🐳💦 #blueappleart  #blueapplestudio  #artinaptos  #kidscamps2019  #aptoscalifornia  #aptosia 

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  • @blue_apple_art2 weeks ago
  • Very fancy mermaid invites for a very mermaidy art show happening this Friday. I can’t believe this is our last art show of the summer!✨🧜🏼‍♀️💦 #blueappleart  #blueapplestudio  #kidscamps2019  #kidsart  #artinaptos 
  • Very fancy mermaid invites for a very mermaidy art show happening this Friday. I can’t believe this is our last art show of the summer!✨🧜🏼‍♀️💦 #blueappleart  #blueapplestudio  #kidscamps2019  #kidsart  #artinaptos 

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  • @blue_apple_art2 weeks ago
  • Only a couple spots left in next week’s camp. This is our LAST camp of the summer! 9:30am-2:30 pm. Come in and play! 💦🧜🏼‍♀️🦈💦 #blueappleart  #blueapplestudio  #artinaptos  #kidscamps2019  #aptosia  #aptoscalifornia 
  • Only a couple spots left in next week’s camp. This is our LAST camp of the summer! 9:30am-2:30 pm. Come in and play! 💦🧜🏼‍♀️🦈💦 #blueappleart  #blueapplestudio  #artinaptos  #kidscamps2019  #aptosia  #aptoscalifornia 

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  • @blue_apple_art1 month ago
  • Day 3: Stormfly on canvas,Viking ships, hide+seek, and the cutest sheep everrrrr 🐑#howtotrainyourdragon  #blueappleart  #blueapplestudio  #kidscamps2019  #artinaptos  #aptoscalifornia  #aptosia 
  • Day 3: Stormfly on canvas,Viking ships, hide+seek, and the cutest sheep everrrrr 🐑#howtotrainyourdragon  #blueappleart  #blueapplestudio  #kidscamps2019  #artinaptos  #aptoscalifornia  #aptosia 

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  • @blue_apple_art1 month ago
  • Day 2: pompom toothless+light fury mobiles, a monstrous nightmare canvas, hide+seek and a big wild fury Viking visitor 👏🏼 #agooddaytobeadog  #hookfang  #kidsart  #kidscamps2019  #howtotrainyourdragoncamp  #blueappleart  #blueapplestudio  #aptoscalifornia  #aptosia  #artinaptos 
  • Day 2: pompom toothless+light fury mobiles, a monstrous nightmare canvas, hide+seek and a big wild fury Viking visitor 👏🏼 #agooddaytobeadog  #hookfang  #kidsart  #kidscamps2019  #howtotrainyourdragoncamp  #blueappleart  #blueapplestudio  #aptoscalifornia  #aptosia  #artinaptos 

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  • @blue_apple_art1 month ago
  • Eye spy Toothless+Light Fury 🖤💗How To Train Your Dragon Camp happening this week! #blueappleart  #blueapplestudio  #artinaptos  #kidscamps2019  #howtotrainyourdragon 
  • Eye spy Toothless+Light Fury 🖤💗How To Train Your Dragon Camp happening this week! #blueappleart  #blueapplestudio  #artinaptos  #kidscamps2019  #howtotrainyourdragon 

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  • @girlswhofight_to1 month ago
  • Fight Fit Bootcamps
  • Our first ever Markham camp was such a blast! We had the best group of kids this week, engaged, focused, and fun! Thank you to each and every one of you little warriors for making my job the best in the world. Congratulations to 9 new level 1's and 3 new level 2's! #GuardiansoftheBathroom  Next camps are in Davisville and Scarborough- only 3 left! Learn more at girlswhofight.ca 😎 Thank you SO much to our amazing host gym @fightfitbootcamps  - your gym is amazing! ❤️
  • Our first ever Markham camp was such a blast! We had the best group of kids this week, engaged, focused, and fun! Thank you to each and every one of you little warriors for making my job the best in the world. Congratulations to 9 new level 1's and 3 new level 2's! #GuardiansoftheBathroom  Next camps are in Davisville and Scarborough- only 3 left! Learn more at girlswhofight.ca 😎 Thank you SO much to our amazing host gym @fightfitbootcamps  - your gym is amazing! ❤️

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  • @girlswhofight_to1 month ago
  • Fight Fit Bootcamps
  • SO! I've been working on new fun ways to get the girls to practice assertiveness and confident body language. We had the girls do a 'stare down' to practice holding a powerful posture, standing their ground, and holding eye contact! I couldn't believe how much better many of the girls got at this when applying it to a fun game. I love finding new fun ways to incorporate our important lessons 😊😊 You girls are on fireee!!!🔥🔥🔥 We have three camp weeks after this- Two in Davisville and one in Scarborough!@fightfitbootcamps 
  • SO! I've been working on new fun ways to get the girls to practice assertiveness and confident body language. We had the girls do a 'stare down' to practice holding a powerful posture, standing their ground, and holding eye contact! I couldn't believe how much better many of the girls got at this when applying it to a fun game. I love finding new fun ways to incorporate our important lessons 😊😊 You girls are on fireee!!!🔥🔥🔥 We have three camp weeks after this- Two in Davisville and one in Scarborough!@fightfitbootcamps 

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  • @blue_apple_art1 month ago
  • Kinda the best day ever ✨💗✨ Boho Love headbands, basket painting, canvas painting and beach day!!! You guys, I’ve never seen happier kids! This sunshine+saltwater+art thing is the real deal. Thank you to my magical helpers that play all day and love these kiddos so much ☀️💛☀️ I was grateful for every minute today! #blueappleart  #blueapplestudios  #kidscamps2019  #kidsoutside  #kidsunplugged  #artinaptos 
  • Kinda the best day ever ✨💗✨ Boho Love headbands, basket painting, canvas painting and beach day!!! You guys, I’ve never seen happier kids! This sunshine+saltwater+art thing is the real deal. Thank you to my magical helpers that play all day and love these kiddos so much ☀️💛☀️ I was grateful for every minute today! #blueappleart  #blueapplestudios  #kidscamps2019  #kidsoutside  #kidsunplugged  #artinaptos 

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  • @blue_apple_art1 month ago
  • More #bohovibes  happening today. Stuffed alpacas (or llamas?...not sure), decorated cactus, pompoms+tassels for days and a super nerd because she’s just kinda awesome that way 🦙🌵💗 #blueappleart  #blueapplestudios  #kidsart  #kidscamps2019  #summercamps  #aptoscalifornia  #aptosia  #artinaptos 
  • More #bohovibes  happening today. Stuffed alpacas (or llamas?...not sure), decorated cactus, pompoms+tassels for days and a super nerd because she’s just kinda awesome that way 🦙🌵💗 #blueappleart  #blueapplestudios  #kidsart  #kidscamps2019  #summercamps  #aptoscalifornia  #aptosia  #artinaptos 

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  • @blue_apple_art1 month ago
  • Blue Apple Art
  • All about those #bohemianvibes  in here. Party Tuesday 🌈 All spirits are up and we were into making today! Field trip to the beach to find our treasured driftwood, painted canvases, painted metal cactus, bohemian style rainbows + lots of yarn! And some cute older boys stopping in post surf to show off those yarn cactus armies and rainbows for us 🌵🌈✨ #blueappleart  #blueapplestudios  #kidsart  #kidscamps2019  #aptoscalifornia  #aptosia  #kidsunplugged  #makestuff 
  • All about those #bohemianvibes  in here. Party Tuesday 🌈 All spirits are up and we were into making today! Field trip to the beach to find our treasured driftwood, painted canvases, painted metal cactus, bohemian style rainbows + lots of yarn! And some cute older boys stopping in post surf to show off those yarn cactus armies and rainbows for us 🌵🌈✨ #blueappleart  #blueapplestudios  #kidsart  #kidscamps2019  #aptoscalifornia  #aptosia  #kidsunplugged  #makestuff 

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  • @girlswhofight_to1 month ago
  • Fight Fit Bootcamps
  • Markham Camp Day 2 🔥🔥 we have such a focused and engaged group, so we are flying through our training and techniques! We also have a quite athletically gifted group, and are working hard to improve our comfortability being assertive. This week has been a blast so far, can't wait for the next grew days! 😄😎❤️ This camp is being hosted at @fightfitbootcamps  in Markham- thank you so much Joe we love the space!
  • Markham Camp Day 2 🔥🔥 we have such a focused and engaged group, so we are flying through our training and techniques! We also have a quite athletically gifted group, and are working hard to improve our comfortability being assertive. This week has been a blast so far, can't wait for the next grew days! 😄😎❤️ This camp is being hosted at @fightfitbootcamps  in Markham- thank you so much Joe we love the space!

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  • @girlswhofight_to1 month ago
  • Had a little photo shoot with one of GWF's biggest little fans ❤️ This is Abbey, she is sweet, positive, and encouraging. She's wickedly articulate, super intelligent, and very tough. Her parents told me that my class is her favorite place to be and the highlight of her week, and that melts my heart. Abbey got a cut on her forehead from doing an intense match with another ridiculously enthusiastic girl, and when I came to check it out and said it's not that big, she said, "so can I keep going now?" Love you so much kid 🥰
  • Had a little photo shoot with one of GWF's biggest little fans ❤️ This is Abbey, she is sweet, positive, and encouraging. She's wickedly articulate, super intelligent, and very tough. Her parents told me that my class is her favorite place to be and the highlight of her week, and that melts my heart. Abbey got a cut on her forehead from doing an intense match with another ridiculously enthusiastic girl, and when I came to check it out and said it's not that big, she said, "so can I keep going now?" Love you so much kid 🥰

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  • @blue_apple_art1 month ago
  • Fluffy+fancy invites happening for our Boho Love week ❤️ Very magical!✨#blueappleart  #blueapplestudios  #kidsart  #kidscamps2019  #aptoscalifornia  #aptosia  #thingstodoinaptos  #artinaptos  #soquel  #santacruz  #capitola 
  • Fluffy+fancy invites happening for our Boho Love week ❤️ Very magical!✨#blueappleart  #blueapplestudios  #kidsart  #kidscamps2019  #aptoscalifornia  #aptosia  #thingstodoinaptos  #artinaptos  #soquel  #santacruz  #capitola 

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  • @blue_apple_art1 month ago
  • Getting ready for Bohemian Love ❤️ camp starting Monday. All sorts of goodness coming your way. This camp is full but we still have a few spaces left in the other ones #blueapplestudios  #blueappleart  #artinaptos  #kidscamps2019  #aptoscalifornia  #aptosia 
  • Getting ready for Bohemian Love ❤️ camp starting Monday. All sorts of goodness coming your way. This camp is full but we still have a few spaces left in the other ones #blueapplestudios  #blueappleart  #artinaptos  #kidscamps2019  #aptoscalifornia  #aptosia 

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  • @girlswhofight_to1 month ago
  • Here's a great action shot from our first week of summer camp! If you haven't signed up yet already we still have some spots left, so don't miss out! Camps are July 8-12 and 15-19, and August 5-9 and 19-23. Don't forget that we are still running our summer camp referral program, where you and your friend can save 10% on registration. Hope to see you this summer! To register for camps visit www.girlswhofight.ca
  • Here's a great action shot from our first week of summer camp! If you haven't signed up yet already we still have some spots left, so don't miss out! Camps are July 8-12 and 15-19, and August 5-9 and 19-23. Don't forget that we are still running our summer camp referral program, where you and your friend can save 10% on registration. Hope to see you this summer! To register for camps visit www.girlswhofight.ca

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  • @girlswhofight_to1 month ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • A very well deserved student of the month award for Julia! I've been working with this amazing girl for one year now, and I feel so lucky that she came into my life and became a part of our team. She's always smiling and laughing and brings her positivity and enthusiasm to every class- which is very contagious. She has absolutely ZERO quit, when training she's super focused and determined and she pushes herself past her comfortable limits. She's one of the most natural athletes I know, picking up anything I give her in just a few tries, and is always hungry to learn more. She's involved in rowing, climbing, ultimate frisbee, swimming, and she still comes to class with her full energy every time. You are such a special and talented person with a beautiful personality, thank you for being such an important part of our team and being a leader and role model for the other girls. You're the best Julia, we love you! ❤️❤️❤️🎖️🎖️🎖️
  • A very well deserved student of the month award for Julia! I've been working with this amazing girl for one year now, and I feel so lucky that she came into my life and became a part of our team. She's always smiling and laughing and brings her positivity and enthusiasm to every class- which is very contagious. She has absolutely ZERO quit, when training she's super focused and determined and she pushes herself past her comfortable limits. She's one of the most natural athletes I know, picking up anything I give her in just a few tries, and is always hungry to learn more. She's involved in rowing, climbing, ultimate frisbee, swimming, and she still comes to class with her full energy every time. You are such a special and talented person with a beautiful personality, thank you for being such an important part of our team and being a leader and role model for the other girls. You're the best Julia, we love you! ❤️❤️❤️🎖️🎖️🎖️

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  • @gemmasheehan1 month ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Had a little photo shoot with one of GWF's biggest little fans ❤️ This is Abbey, she is sweet, positive, and encouraging. She's wickedly articulate, super intelligent, and very tough. Her parents told me that my class is her favorite place to be and the highlight of her week, and that melts my heart. Abbey got a cut on her forehead from doing an intense match with another ridiculously enthusiastic girl, and when I came to check it out and said it's not that big, she said, "so can I keep going now?" Love you so much kid 🥰 Thank you to the one and only @danikaduarte  for the photos and for everything else ❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • Had a little photo shoot with one of GWF's biggest little fans ❤️ This is Abbey, she is sweet, positive, and encouraging. She's wickedly articulate, super intelligent, and very tough. Her parents told me that my class is her favorite place to be and the highlight of her week, and that melts my heart. Abbey got a cut on her forehead from doing an intense match with another ridiculously enthusiastic girl, and when I came to check it out and said it's not that big, she said, "so can I keep going now?" Love you so much kid 🥰 Thank you to the one and only @danikaduarte  for the photos and for everything else ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  • @blue_apple_art1 month ago
  • Art Show Day! Thank you everyone for another amazing camp 🌈🦄✨ I’m going to go take a nap 💤😘 Looking forward to our next ones coming up in July! Still some spaces left in Dragons, Woodland Garden and Mermaids+Sharks #blueapplestudios  #blueappleart  #kidscamps2019  #aptoscalifornia  #aptosia 
  • Art Show Day! Thank you everyone for another amazing camp 🌈🦄✨ I’m going to go take a nap 💤😘 Looking forward to our next ones coming up in July! Still some spaces left in Dragons, Woodland Garden and Mermaids+Sharks #blueapplestudios  #blueappleart  #kidscamps2019  #aptoscalifornia  #aptosia 

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  • @blue_apple_art1 month ago
  • So much fun these past couple days! Unicorn stuffies, tie dye socks, huge drawing story game, park dates and more. Lots of yarn, rainbows and glitter everywhere we turn. Simply magical ✨✨✨ #blueapplestudios  #blueappleart  #kidsart  #kidscamps2019  #aptosia  #aptoscalifornia 
  • So much fun these past couple days! Unicorn stuffies, tie dye socks, huge drawing story game, park dates and more. Lots of yarn, rainbows and glitter everywhere we turn. Simply magical ✨✨✨ #blueapplestudios  #blueappleart  #kidsart  #kidscamps2019  #aptosia  #aptoscalifornia 

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  • @nakoaperformance1 month ago
  • Are you ready for your kids to be CHAMPIONS? 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 ⁣⁣SUMMER CAMP IS ALMOST HERE...SIGN UP! ⁣⁣🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 What we love about our programs is that it gives all kids regardless of age or ability the opportunity to hang with other kids, spend time learning how to move properly while having a ton of fun in the safety of our facility.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Camps will range in cost from $175-$250 and we have multiple sessions beginning July 8th. Email us for more information and registration at carlsbad@nakoafit.com ⁣. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ We are going to have a blast this summer, come bring your kids and fine tune their champion skills.⁣
  • Are you ready for your kids to be CHAMPIONS? 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 ⁣⁣SUMMER CAMP IS ALMOST HERE...SIGN UP! ⁣⁣🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 What we love about our programs is that it gives all kids regardless of age or ability the opportunity to hang with other kids, spend time learning how to move properly while having a ton of fun in the safety of our facility.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Camps will range in cost from $175-$250 and we have multiple sessions beginning July 8th. Email us for more information and registration at carlsbad@nakoafit.com ⁣. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ We are going to have a blast this summer, come bring your kids and fine tune their champion skills.⁣

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  • @girlswhofight_to1 month ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Summer camp kicks 🔥🔥
  • Summer camp kicks 🔥🔥

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  • @girlswhofight_to1 month ago
  • Undisputed Martial Arts
  • Summer camps have begun!☀️☀️😎 Thank you so much to Danika and Michael for coming to spend time with us today! I loved our games of capture the flag and our matching outfits 😋❤️ see you girls tomorrow! We have 4 more weeks of summer camp after this if you haven't signed up yet! To see dates and info visit our website girlswhofight.ca !
  • Summer camps have begun!☀️☀️😎 Thank you so much to Danika and Michael for coming to spend time with us today! I loved our games of capture the flag and our matching outfits 😋❤️ see you girls tomorrow! We have 4 more weeks of summer camp after this if you haven't signed up yet! To see dates and info visit our website girlswhofight.ca !

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  • @girlswhofight_to1 month ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Great private self defense workshop yesterday with a fabulous group of girls ❤️🔥 had so much fun with you all, remember to practice until I get to see you again!
  • Great private self defense workshop yesterday with a fabulous group of girls ❤️🔥 had so much fun with you all, remember to practice until I get to see you again!

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  • @blue_apple_art1 month ago
  • Prepping for this next week coming up: “Rainbows+Unicorns+Sparkles” and it’s sure to be full of all that! Oh and I even heard the “Camille the Slime Expert” is dropping by to show us how to make our own slime. Unicorn and sparkly of course. Can’t wait! #blueapplestudios  #blueappleart  #artinaptos  #kidsart  #kidscamps2019  #thingstodoinaptos  #soquel  #santacruz  #aptos 
  • Prepping for this next week coming up: “Rainbows+Unicorns+Sparkles” and it’s sure to be full of all that! Oh and I even heard the “Camille the Slime Expert” is dropping by to show us how to make our own slime. Unicorn and sparkly of course. Can’t wait! #blueapplestudios  #blueappleart  #artinaptos  #kidsart  #kidscamps2019  #thingstodoinaptos  #soquel  #santacruz  #aptos 

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  • @girlswhofight_to2 months ago
  • Tropicana Community Services
  • Another great workshop to support @projectxguard  with the youth at @tropicanacomm  ! A massive thank you to my coach @oliver_vadnais , I had the honor of having him come to observe my teaching to see what I could improve upon! There is always room for improvement and I'm lucky to be able to learn from the best! Thank you so much Oliver! And thank you all for a fun afternoon 😊❤️
  • Another great workshop to support @projectxguard  with the youth at @tropicanacomm  ! A massive thank you to my coach @oliver_vadnais , I had the honor of having him come to observe my teaching to see what I could improve upon! There is always room for improvement and I'm lucky to be able to learn from the best! Thank you so much Oliver! And thank you all for a fun afternoon 😊❤️

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  • @girlswhofight_to2 months ago
  • Davisville
  • Me: "remember, we are tough girls!" Edie: "says the one playing the Little Mermaid soundtrack". Love every minute of our kids class, there might just be too many laughs and inside jokes with these witty ones. You all have made my Thursday nights spectacular ❤️ Our kids class will take a break for July & August and return in September 😊 have a great summer everyone ! ☀️
  • Me: "remember, we are tough girls!" Edie: "says the one playing the Little Mermaid soundtrack". Love every minute of our kids class, there might just be too many laughs and inside jokes with these witty ones. You all have made my Thursday nights spectacular ❤️ Our kids class will take a break for July & August and return in September 😊 have a great summer everyone ! ☀️

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  • @girlswhofight_to2 months ago
  • Davisville
  • Lula focusing on her one two slip slip 😎✨ Kids class every Thursday at 6 in Davisville! We will be taking a summer break from Thursdays class during July and August and will be returning in September to train our lil minions 😊
  • Lula focusing on her one two slip slip 😎✨ Kids class every Thursday at 6 in Davisville! We will be taking a summer break from Thursdays class during July and August and will be returning in September to train our lil minions 😊

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  • @girlswhofight_to2 months ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • GWF faces 😊😃 had a smaller class today and we worked on some great Jiu Jitsu techniques! For rolls we started from the back position and had a minute to escape or submit. You girls rocked it today ❤️
  • GWF faces 😊😃 had a smaller class today and we worked on some great Jiu Jitsu techniques! For rolls we started from the back position and had a minute to escape or submit. You girls rocked it today ❤️

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  • @girlswhofight_to2 months ago
  • "Body Language, Victim Selection, and Presenting a Powerful Self". I wrote an article reviewing some of the research on how perceived vulnerability affects how predators chose victims, and I break down how we can present ourselves in a way that conveys confidence, power, and dominance, saying 'you really really do not want to mess with me!' I've been teaching confident walking and assertive voices in my camps for a while, and wanted to do more of a thorough investigation on how these things play a role in prevention. I have always believed that it is so important to be able to present yourself confidently and speak assertively. For self-defense it appears that the research backs up the importance of doing so, but I really think it is important far beyond self defense. The world is a social place, and our interpersonal relationships are incredibly important to our happiness and success. Whether for career, personal relationships or other domains, it is hugely beneficial to present yourself as a person who demands respect, is willing to speak up for yourself, negotiate, ask for what you want, and say no when you need to. This is something that I think girls really need to learn how to do, and is something I see they struggle with very much. Sometimes getting a teenager to speak in an assertive tone can be like pulling nails. They are so uncomfortable speaking with that kind of authority, because they see it as 'mean'. The amount of times I've had to explain why self defense or standing up for yourself is not mean would shock most people, and I think that is a problem. To learn more about the research on body language and victim selection, and how to present yourself confidently, find the article here! https://www.girlswhofight.ca/post/presenting-a-powerful-self
  • "Body Language, Victim Selection, and Presenting a Powerful Self". I wrote an article reviewing some of the research on how perceived vulnerability affects how predators chose victims, and I break down how we can present ourselves in a way that conveys confidence, power, and dominance, saying 'you really really do not want to mess with me!' I've been teaching confident walking and assertive voices in my camps for a while, and wanted to do more of a thorough investigation on how these things play a role in prevention. I have always believed that it is so important to be able to present yourself confidently and speak assertively. For self-defense it appears that the research backs up the importance of doing so, but I really think it is important far beyond self defense. The world is a social place, and our interpersonal relationships are incredibly important to our happiness and success. Whether for career, personal relationships or other domains, it is hugely beneficial to present yourself as a person who demands respect, is willing to speak up for yourself, negotiate, ask for what you want, and say no when you need to. This is something that I think girls really need to learn how to do, and is something I see they struggle with very much. Sometimes getting a teenager to speak in an assertive tone can be like pulling nails. They are so uncomfortable speaking with that kind of authority, because they see it as 'mean'. The amount of times I've had to explain why self defense or standing up for yourself is not mean would shock most people, and I think that is a problem. To learn more about the research on body language and victim selection, and how to present yourself confidently, find the article here! https://www.girlswhofight.ca/post/presenting-a-powerful-self

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  • @gemmasheehan2 months ago
  • "Body Language, Victim Selection, and Presenting a Powerful Self". I wrote an article reviewing some of the research on how perceived vulnerability affects how predators chose victims, and break down how we can present ourselves in a way that conveys confidence, power, and dominance. I've been teaching confident walking and assertive voices in my camps for a while, and wanted to do more of a thorough investigation on how these things play a role in prevention. "We make judgments about people based on non verbal cues every day without thinking about it, yet most people have not given any thought to what their body language says about them. Studies suggest that predators, specifically those that exhibit high psychopathic traits are actually better than the average person at reading these cues accurately. A 2013 study had 47 inmates watch videos of various women walking and asked them to give each person a vulnerability rating of 1-10, and then explain their reasoning. The researchers compared the inmates predictions of vulnerability with the targets self-reported history of victimization. Accurate predictions of vulnerability was positively correlated with psychopathic traits. Those who made accurate predictions primarily used gait (walk) to make their assumptions, over all other attributes. A 2009 study revealed that sad or scared facial expressions significantly increase a person's vulnerability ranking.expressions of happiness or anger depicted dominance. The implications of this research come as a contradiction to those used to hearing “don’t tell me to smile!”. But, if smiling could have the effect of making you appear more dominant in risky situations, decreasing your perceived vulnerability to bad guys, then there might be an even bigger feminist case to make in favor of smiling that prioritizes safety." To learn more about the research and how to walk in a way that says 'I'm a horrible target', find the article here: https://www.girlswhofight.ca/post/presenting-a-powerful-self
  • "Body Language, Victim Selection, and Presenting a Powerful Self". I wrote an article reviewing some of the research on how perceived vulnerability affects how predators chose victims, and break down how we can present ourselves in a way that conveys confidence, power, and dominance. I've been teaching confident walking and assertive voices in my camps for a while, and wanted to do more of a thorough investigation on how these things play a role in prevention. "We make judgments about people based on non verbal cues every day without thinking about it, yet most people have not given any thought to what their body language says about them. Studies suggest that predators, specifically those that exhibit high psychopathic traits are actually better than the average person at reading these cues accurately. A 2013 study had 47 inmates watch videos of various women walking and asked them to give each person a vulnerability rating of 1-10, and then explain their reasoning. The researchers compared the inmates predictions of vulnerability with the targets self-reported history of victimization. Accurate predictions of vulnerability was positively correlated with psychopathic traits. Those who made accurate predictions primarily used gait (walk) to make their assumptions, over all other attributes. A 2009 study revealed that sad or scared facial expressions significantly increase a person's vulnerability ranking.expressions of happiness or anger depicted dominance. The implications of this research come as a contradiction to those used to hearing “don’t tell me to smile!”. But, if smiling could have the effect of making you appear more dominant in risky situations, decreasing your perceived vulnerability to bad guys, then there might be an even bigger feminist case to make in favor of smiling that prioritizes safety." To learn more about the research and how to walk in a way that says 'I'm a horrible target', find the article here: https://www.girlswhofight.ca/post/presenting-a-powerful-self

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  • @nakoaperformance2 months ago
  • SUMMER CAMPS!!!!!⁣ ⁣ 😎GET YOUR KIDS SIGNED UP NOW😎⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 💥Athlete Development Camp ⁣ ✔️Ages 10-14⁣ ✔️ 1-2pm ⁣ ✔️Monday and Wednesday ⁣ ✔️July 8th - August 16th⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 💥Athlete Development Camp ⁣ ✔️Ages 15-18 ⁣ ✔️2-3pm ⁣ ✔️Monday and Wednesday ⁣ ✔️July 8th - August 16th⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 💥Boxing Camp⁣ ✔️July 7th-27th ⁣ ✔️Ages 11-16 ⁣ ✔️9-11am ⁣ ✔️Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday ⁣ ✔️Three weeks total and in progression⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 💥Nakoa Strong Warrior Camp Session 1: ⁣ ✔️Ages 6-10 ⁣ ✔️July 8-12 ⁣ ✔️9am-12pm ⁣ ✔️M-F⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 💥Nakoa Strong Warrior Camp Session 2 ⁣ ✔️Ages 6-10 ⁣ ✔️July 15-19 ⁣ ✔️9am-12pm ⁣ ✔️M-F⁣ ⁣ 📧CARLSBAD@NAKOAFIT.COM  for more information
  • SUMMER CAMPS!!!!!⁣ ⁣ 😎GET YOUR KIDS SIGNED UP NOW😎⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 💥Athlete Development Camp ⁣ ✔️Ages 10-14⁣ ✔️ 1-2pm ⁣ ✔️Monday and Wednesday ⁣ ✔️July 8th - August 16th⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 💥Athlete Development Camp ⁣ ✔️Ages 15-18 ⁣ ✔️2-3pm ⁣ ✔️Monday and Wednesday ⁣ ✔️July 8th - August 16th⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 💥Boxing Camp⁣ ✔️July 7th-27th ⁣ ✔️Ages 11-16 ⁣ ✔️9-11am ⁣ ✔️Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday ⁣ ✔️Three weeks total and in progression⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 💥Nakoa Strong Warrior Camp Session 1: ⁣ ✔️Ages 6-10 ⁣ ✔️July 8-12 ⁣ ✔️9am-12pm ⁣ ✔️M-F⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 💥Nakoa Strong Warrior Camp Session 2 ⁣ ✔️Ages 6-10 ⁣ ✔️July 15-19 ⁣ ✔️9am-12pm ⁣ ✔️M-F⁣ ⁣ 📧CARLSBAD@NAKOAFIT.COM  for more information

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  • @girlswhofight_to2 months ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • What does MMA training do for girls other than build mad fighting skillz? Ask one of our students 🧐☺️ ---->#GirlsWhoFight 
  • What does MMA training do for girls other than build mad fighting skillz? Ask one of our students 🧐☺️ ---->#GirlsWhoFight 

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  • @creativelearningsociety2 months ago
  • Day One if Mad Scientist Camp was too Awesome!! I can’t wait for tomorrow!!! #katymoms  #sugarlandmoms  #fortbend  #sugarlandtx  #rosenbergtx  #richmondtx  #kidscamps2019  #houston  #houstonmoms 
  • Day One if Mad Scientist Camp was too Awesome!! I can’t wait for tomorrow!!! #katymoms  #sugarlandmoms  #fortbend  #sugarlandtx  #rosenbergtx  #richmondtx  #kidscamps2019  #houston  #houstonmoms 

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  • @girlswhofight_to2 months ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Excellent take down, Julia did a great job trying to stuff the head too! Next week we work on sprawls haha 😊 Double Leggin #LikeABawse 
  • Excellent take down, Julia did a great job trying to stuff the head too! Next week we work on sprawls haha 😊 Double Leggin #LikeABawse 

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  • @girlswhofight_to2 months ago
  • The Academy Toronto
  • Too many inside jokes with this class😎🤭 #LikeABawse  #OhThatsFun ! #Basics  #ShrimpyShrimps  #Gorls  what else is there minions? So nice having @danikaduarte  in the house! Showed our girls some dance moves haha ❤️❤️❤️
  • Too many inside jokes with this class😎🤭 #LikeABawse  #OhThatsFun ! #Basics  #ShrimpyShrimps  #Gorls  what else is there minions? So nice having @danikaduarte  in the house! Showed our girls some dance moves haha ❤️❤️❤️

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  • @girlswhofight_to2 months ago
  • Our newest addition to Girls Who Fight has shared some of her literary talent and safety tips! She's an avid solo-female traveler, and she is thrilled to share some of her knowledge with everyone. I hope she inspires you to conquer fear, and live out your dream. Copy the link below to read the blog post! https://www.girlswhofight.ca/blog/danika-s-safety-tips-for-the-solo-female-traveler
  • Our newest addition to Girls Who Fight has shared some of her literary talent and safety tips! She's an avid solo-female traveler, and she is thrilled to share some of her knowledge with everyone. I hope she inspires you to conquer fear, and live out your dream. Copy the link below to read the blog post! https://www.girlswhofight.ca/blog/danika-s-safety-tips-for-the-solo-female-traveler

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  • @girlswhofight_to2 months ago
  • Undisputed Martial Arts
  • Presenting the escape from the three main threats from mount position: pinning, choking, and punching! Demonstrated fabulously by this enthusiastic student in our last teen girl workshop! Our next basics teen course is Sunday June 30!☺️🤗 Don't forget that if you want to take classes with us this summer this beginner course is mandatory for the Scarborough teen class! Hope to see you there!
  • Presenting the escape from the three main threats from mount position: pinning, choking, and punching! Demonstrated fabulously by this enthusiastic student in our last teen girl workshop! Our next basics teen course is Sunday June 30!☺️🤗 Don't forget that if you want to take classes with us this summer this beginner course is mandatory for the Scarborough teen class! Hope to see you there!

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  • @girlswhofight_to2 months ago
  • Scarborough Toronto
  • A peek inside our class! Thanking @msheehanjj  for his coaching and awarding Sophie her award! 📸📽️
  • A peek inside our class! Thanking @msheehanjj  for his coaching and awarding Sophie her award! 📸📽️

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  • @girlswhofight_to2 months ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • So happy to share that we've been featured in The Toronto Sun with a spread in Sunday's paper!! It was super fun doing this interview with Chris, who told our story so well :) they also did a sweet video for their online article which can be found below, featuring all our wonderful students! A special thank you to Claire and Julia and their moms Kristy and Joanne for taking the time to give an interview and share your thoughts and experience with GWF! ❤️ You all! "Sometimes in life you get your feelings hurt, buts it how you respond in those moments that matters." I appreciate these opportunities so much and am so excited for more to come 😊 https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/girls-who-fight-empowering-females-through-self-defence-and-mma@torontosunonline  #torontosun 
  • So happy to share that we've been featured in The Toronto Sun with a spread in Sunday's paper!! It was super fun doing this interview with Chris, who told our story so well :) they also did a sweet video for their online article which can be found below, featuring all our wonderful students! A special thank you to Claire and Julia and their moms Kristy and Joanne for taking the time to give an interview and share your thoughts and experience with GWF! ❤️ You all! "Sometimes in life you get your feelings hurt, buts it how you respond in those moments that matters." I appreciate these opportunities so much and am so excited for more to come 😊 https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/girls-who-fight-empowering-females-through-self-defence-and-mma@torontosunonline  #torontosun 

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  • @girlswhofight_to2 months ago
  • Undisputed Martial Arts
  • Exciting news coming today :) also meet our two newest members, Kayleigh and Emma! The two completed our beginner training in April and have been committed and fast improving students ever since! So happy to have you both on the team girls ❤️❤️❤️
  • Exciting news coming today :) also meet our two newest members, Kayleigh and Emma! The two completed our beginner training in April and have been committed and fast improving students ever since! So happy to have you both on the team girls ❤️❤️❤️

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  • @girlswhofight_to2 months ago
  • Undisputed Martial Arts
  • Cherished moments ❤️ one of my favorite parts of the day is when the girls walk into class, with big smiles, eager to say hi and tell me what's new, and ready to train hard. Little makes me feel more successful than the relationships I've established with each of these girls and having some positive influence in each of their lives. Thank you to all the parents who trust in us to coach and guide their daughters! We appreciate each of you so so much and are proud beyond belief of all of them ❤️❤️❤️ #GirlsWhoFight 
  • Cherished moments ❤️ one of my favorite parts of the day is when the girls walk into class, with big smiles, eager to say hi and tell me what's new, and ready to train hard. Little makes me feel more successful than the relationships I've established with each of these girls and having some positive influence in each of their lives. Thank you to all the parents who trust in us to coach and guide their daughters! We appreciate each of you so so much and are proud beyond belief of all of them ❤️❤️❤️ #GirlsWhoFight 

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  • @gemmasheehan2 months ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Cherished moments ❤️ one of my favorite parts of the day is when the girls walk into class, with big smiles, eager to say hi and tell me what's new, and ready to train hard. Little makes me feel more successful than the relationships I've established with each of these girls and having some positive influence in each of their lives. Hugs and love all around the gwf family ❤️❤️❤️
  • Cherished moments ❤️ one of my favorite parts of the day is when the girls walk into class, with big smiles, eager to say hi and tell me what's new, and ready to train hard. Little makes me feel more successful than the relationships I've established with each of these girls and having some positive influence in each of their lives. Hugs and love all around the gwf family ❤️❤️❤️

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  • @girlswhofight_to2 months ago
  • The Academy Toronto
  • Wrestling has become a massive hit in our kids class! Started with drills to push your opponent out of bounds, then to score a take down, then to get a take down and establish a dominant position on the ground! #OhThatsFun  🤭😆🤼
  • Wrestling has become a massive hit in our kids class! Started with drills to push your opponent out of bounds, then to score a take down, then to get a take down and establish a dominant position on the ground! #OhThatsFun  🤭😆🤼

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  • @girlswhofight_to2 months ago
  • The Academy Toronto
  • Our kids class working on a jab drill from my coach @oliver_vadnais  ! Stationary jab, back step jab, forward jab, and body jab! Great work everyone 👌❤️
  • Our kids class working on a jab drill from my coach @oliver_vadnais  ! Stationary jab, back step jab, forward jab, and body jab! Great work everyone 👌❤️

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  • @girlswhofight_to2 months ago
  • Tropicana Community Services
  • Had an amazing time teaching young women at the @tropicanacomm  today! I was a guest instructor for the non-profit @projectxguard , which provides very low cost BJJ to at risk youth in Toronto. I have the privilege of serving on the board of directors for this wonderful program that does so much good! Thanks to all the women who participated, you had so much enthusiasm and were a joy to teach !! Hope to see you all again soon 😊 if you know someone who could benefit from the Project X Guard program please share it with them :)
  • Had an amazing time teaching young women at the @tropicanacomm  today! I was a guest instructor for the non-profit @projectxguard , which provides very low cost BJJ to at risk youth in Toronto. I have the privilege of serving on the board of directors for this wonderful program that does so much good! Thanks to all the women who participated, you had so much enthusiasm and were a joy to teach !! Hope to see you all again soon 😊 if you know someone who could benefit from the Project X Guard program please share it with them :)

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  • @girlswhofight_to2 months ago
  • Undisputed Martial Arts
  • Congratulations to this hard working and dedicated girl Sophie H! Since your first day in the class, you looked at everything with the mindset that you could do it. You never hold yourself back, shy away from a challenge, or stop putting in your best effort when you get tired. I am so proud of you for training with our Davisville group on top of our Scarborough group, even though you are the only teenager. The maturity and leadership you show in each class is an inspiration to both classes and to myself! I was super proud of you for executing a wrist grab escape when you needed to in real life, and was very impressed with how you handled the situation in general. Having you in my class is a great joy ❤️❤️❤️ thank you for being you and congratulations on your student of the month award me lass, very well deserved! 😎👏💪 #StudentoftheMonth 
  • Congratulations to this hard working and dedicated girl Sophie H! Since your first day in the class, you looked at everything with the mindset that you could do it. You never hold yourself back, shy away from a challenge, or stop putting in your best effort when you get tired. I am so proud of you for training with our Davisville group on top of our Scarborough group, even though you are the only teenager. The maturity and leadership you show in each class is an inspiration to both classes and to myself! I was super proud of you for executing a wrist grab escape when you needed to in real life, and was very impressed with how you handled the situation in general. Having you in my class is a great joy ❤️❤️❤️ thank you for being you and congratulations on your student of the month award me lass, very well deserved! 😎👏💪 #StudentoftheMonth 

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  • @gemmasheehan2 months ago
  • Scarborough Toronto
  • Thank you so much to my favorite brother @msheehanjj  for joining our class and coaching us some Jiu Jitsu! I've been trying to get Mike with us for a while, and it was such a special day to have him together with some of my other favorite people having fun and learning fighting 😊 he introduced the de la riva position and sweeps, made us all laugh, and gained many new big fans in the meantime ❤️ Thank you so much Mike, we are all excited for next time! Love you Bruv 😎 Also congrats to Sophie for achieving the student of the month award for May! You rock ma lass! 👏
  • Thank you so much to my favorite brother @msheehanjj  for joining our class and coaching us some Jiu Jitsu! I've been trying to get Mike with us for a while, and it was such a special day to have him together with some of my other favorite people having fun and learning fighting 😊 he introduced the de la riva position and sweeps, made us all laugh, and gained many new big fans in the meantime ❤️ Thank you so much Mike, we are all excited for next time! Love you Bruv 😎 Also congrats to Sophie for achieving the student of the month award for May! You rock ma lass! 👏

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  • @girlswhofight_to2 months ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • ❤️🤼 #TeamGWF  💪🔥you girls just keep bringing it! Thanks for coaching us @msheehanjj  - you have a few more big fans to add to the list 😊📜
  • ❤️🤼 #TeamGWF  💪🔥you girls just keep bringing it! Thanks for coaching us @msheehanjj  - you have a few more big fans to add to the list 😊📜

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  • @girlswhofight_to2 months ago
  • Scarborough Toronto
  • So happy to have my brother @msheehanjj  come to coach class with me yesterday! Michael is a super accomplished Jiu Jitsu athlete and my personal bff, it was just so much fun to have him join our amazing class. He introduced the de la riva position and a few sweeps from there, and gave the girls some excellent tips on their BJJ game ❤️ many thank yous to Michael! 👏👏👏👏
  • So happy to have my brother @msheehanjj  come to coach class with me yesterday! Michael is a super accomplished Jiu Jitsu athlete and my personal bff, it was just so much fun to have him join our amazing class. He introduced the de la riva position and a few sweeps from there, and gave the girls some excellent tips on their BJJ game ❤️ many thank yous to Michael! 👏👏👏👏

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  • @girlswhofight_to2 months ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Mayah must have said something funny mid-throw 😊 you can't get this girl to keep a straight face. I think we've found the perfect balance of discipline, work ethic, and focus, mixed with laughs and silliness and personality. And that's why it's the most fun day of the week 😄💪 See you all tomorrow- we have a very special guest coming to coach with me as well as another photographer for a surprise newspaper! 😎🤭🥋🔥
  • Mayah must have said something funny mid-throw 😊 you can't get this girl to keep a straight face. I think we've found the perfect balance of discipline, work ethic, and focus, mixed with laughs and silliness and personality. And that's why it's the most fun day of the week 😄💪 See you all tomorrow- we have a very special guest coming to coach with me as well as another photographer for a surprise newspaper! 😎🤭🥋🔥

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  • @nakoaperformance2 months ago
  • 🥊Nakoa Warrior Beginning Boxing Camp🥊⁣ ⁣ ⁣👉Check out this video to see what your kids could experience and sign up for 👇 July 7-27⁣ Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday ⁣ 9am-11am ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Week 1 Boxing Skills 1⁣ Week 2 Boxing Skills 1.5⁣ Week 3 Boxing Skills 2⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Grades 6-10th ⁣ No Experience Needed⁣ Gloves Provided ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Sign up through the link in our Bio!!! No Cost options available!!!!!!!!!!
  • 🥊Nakoa Warrior Beginning Boxing Camp🥊⁣ ⁣ ⁣👉Check out this video to see what your kids could experience and sign up for 👇 July 7-27⁣ Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday ⁣ 9am-11am ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Week 1 Boxing Skills 1⁣ Week 2 Boxing Skills 1.5⁣ Week 3 Boxing Skills 2⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Grades 6-10th ⁣ No Experience Needed⁣ Gloves Provided ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Sign up through the link in our Bio!!! No Cost options available!!!!!!!!!!

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  • @girlswhofight_to3 months ago
  • Action and Reaction MMA Pickering
  • Amazing training today at @actionreactionmma  !! Thanks for the rolls everyone 😊😊
  • Amazing training today at @actionreactionmma  !! Thanks for the rolls everyone 😊😊

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  • @girlswhofight_to3 months ago
  • Undisputed Martial Arts
  • What a fun Teen Girl Workshop today! Learning all the regular self-defense basics and practicing assertive speech and confident body language 😎 they said they really liked the chance to talk about some of the stuff they see going on at school with bullying or with older kids getting into things like drinking and drugs, and how they feel about all that. They called it 'story time' 😋 I was also lucky to have a group of girls who were all in other athletics, so we picked up techniques super quick 💪💪 thanks for an amazing day kiddos!
  • What a fun Teen Girl Workshop today! Learning all the regular self-defense basics and practicing assertive speech and confident body language 😎 they said they really liked the chance to talk about some of the stuff they see going on at school with bullying or with older kids getting into things like drinking and drugs, and how they feel about all that. They called it 'story time' 😋 I was also lucky to have a group of girls who were all in other athletics, so we picked up techniques super quick 💪💪 thanks for an amazing day kiddos!

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  • @nakoaperformance3 months ago
  • ☀️NAKOA STRONG SUMMER CAMPS ☀️⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 😎Pre-Register Space Is Limited! 😎⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Are you looking for a fun and fulfilling summer camp for your kids? ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ We offer a unique opportunity for your child(ren) to attend a session of our camp at NO COST to you. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Our camp has been classified as a summer enrichment program offered by Charter Home Schools. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Registering for this ‘summer only’ class qualifies you for a session of our camp at no cost. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ What we love about this program is that it gives all families the opportunity to send their kids to summer camp. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Nearly everyone qualifies for this no-cost option. If your child is ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ✔️a California resident⁣⁣ ✔️in 2nd to 12th grade⁣⁣ ✔️is not enrolled in summer school through the public school system⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ then he/she is eligible.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 🔥Camp Session One: ⁣⁣⁣ Where: NAKOA Facility in Carlsbad⁣⁣⁣ When: July 8th to July 12th⁣⁣⁣ Register Here (https://cocregistration.com/nakoafit/) For No Cost Option ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 🔥Camp Session Two: ⁣⁣⁣ Where: NAKOA Facility in Carlsbad⁣⁣⁣ When: July 15th to July 19th⁣⁣⁣ Register Here (https://cocregistration.com/nakoafit/) For No Cost Option ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ MORE SESSIONS COMING SOON! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️⁣⁣⁣ Any questions, contact carlsbad@nakoafit.com  or visit the link in our bio.
  • ☀️NAKOA STRONG SUMMER CAMPS ☀️⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 😎Pre-Register Space Is Limited! 😎⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Are you looking for a fun and fulfilling summer camp for your kids? ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ We offer a unique opportunity for your child(ren) to attend a session of our camp at NO COST to you. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Our camp has been classified as a summer enrichment program offered by Charter Home Schools. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Registering for this ‘summer only’ class qualifies you for a session of our camp at no cost. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ What we love about this program is that it gives all families the opportunity to send their kids to summer camp. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Nearly everyone qualifies for this no-cost option. If your child is ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ✔️a California resident⁣⁣ ✔️in 2nd to 12th grade⁣⁣ ✔️is not enrolled in summer school through the public school system⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ then he/she is eligible.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 🔥Camp Session One: ⁣⁣⁣ Where: NAKOA Facility in Carlsbad⁣⁣⁣ When: July 8th to July 12th⁣⁣⁣ Register Here (https://cocregistration.com/nakoafit/) For No Cost Option ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 🔥Camp Session Two: ⁣⁣⁣ Where: NAKOA Facility in Carlsbad⁣⁣⁣ When: July 15th to July 19th⁣⁣⁣ Register Here (https://cocregistration.com/nakoafit/) For No Cost Option ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ MORE SESSIONS COMING SOON! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️⁣⁣⁣ Any questions, contact carlsbad@nakoafit.com  or visit the link in our bio.

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  • @girlswhofight_to3 months ago
  • University of Toronto
  • Thank you to SHSM for inviting me to participate in your panel discussion today! The topic was careers in sports, and I shared a little about my journey through MMA and starting Girls Who Fight, mainly touching on the importance of self education, mental toughness, and being open and adaptable to new arenas. I really value these opportunities to practice speaking and also to meet other people doing some great work: Check out this awesome non profit @soccerforchange  and this super cool high performance coach @180.degree , and @amicicharity  that helps send kids to camp! they're doing some amazing tings😀 Nice meeting you all today :)
  • Thank you to SHSM for inviting me to participate in your panel discussion today! The topic was careers in sports, and I shared a little about my journey through MMA and starting Girls Who Fight, mainly touching on the importance of self education, mental toughness, and being open and adaptable to new arenas. I really value these opportunities to practice speaking and also to meet other people doing some great work: Check out this awesome non profit @soccerforchange  and this super cool high performance coach @180.degree , and @amicicharity  that helps send kids to camp! they're doing some amazing tings😀 Nice meeting you all today :)

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  • @gemmasheehan3 months ago
  • University of Toronto
  • Thank you to SHSM for inviting me to participate in your panel discussion today! The topic was careers in sports, and I shared a little about my journey through MMA and starting Girls Who Fight, mainly touching on the importance of self education, mental toughness, and being open and adaptable to new arenas. I really value these opportunities to practice speaking and also to meet other people doing some great work: Check out this awesome non profit @soccerforchange  and this super cool high performance coach @180.degree , and @amicicharity  that helps send kids to camp. They're doing some amazing tings😀 Great meeting you guys today :)
  • Thank you to SHSM for inviting me to participate in your panel discussion today! The topic was careers in sports, and I shared a little about my journey through MMA and starting Girls Who Fight, mainly touching on the importance of self education, mental toughness, and being open and adaptable to new arenas. I really value these opportunities to practice speaking and also to meet other people doing some great work: Check out this awesome non profit @soccerforchange  and this super cool high performance coach @180.degree , and @amicicharity  that helps send kids to camp. They're doing some amazing tings😀 Great meeting you guys today :)

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  • @girlswhofight_to3 months ago
  • Action & Reaction MMA
  • Saw these ones training hard in their class before my training tonight 😊❤️ so great to see you all doing so well and staying so consistent for so long !! 🥰🥰
  • Saw these ones training hard in their class before my training tonight 😊❤️ so great to see you all doing so well and staying so consistent for so long !! 🥰🥰

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  • @girlswhofight_to3 months ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • I am THRILLED to announce that GWF is no longer a one-woman show, and honored to introduce our new Director of Operations, Danika Smith!😃🥰 I met Danika in grade 9, and we became fast friends and performed in drama and dance together throughout highschool. She was one of the most intelligent, kind, and creative people I knew, and still inspires me with these qualities today. Danika has a Bachelor of Medical Science, and extensive experience in client relations and administration. We share a passion for helping women and girls gain confidence, assertiveness, and mental toughness. Danika is a technically trained ballet dancer since the age of 5, and has been performing and training since. The dedication, discipline, and courage she has demonstrated through her years in dance has allowed us to bond over the many benefits of pursuing a tough sport. She believes that being challenged physically and mentally helps kids to grow into critical and creative thinking adults. Danika is an avid solo-traveler, and has worked with children and youth in Toronto and abroad. Having witnessed first hand the situations many women face daily, her hope is that Girls Who Fight will help give as many girls as possible the tools to navigate life safely and confidently, and that these lessons can be shared with those who need it most. I am more than thrilled to have her help manage behind the scenes, strategize for the long term, and to have her amazing brain and kind heart involved in this vision. She is extremely excited to get to know the girls and parents who are part of the Girls Who Fight family! Please help me in giving Danika a warm welcome to the team! ❤️❤️❤️🎉🎉🎉🙌🙌🙌 @danikaduarte  🎈
  • I am THRILLED to announce that GWF is no longer a one-woman show, and honored to introduce our new Director of Operations, Danika Smith!😃🥰 I met Danika in grade 9, and we became fast friends and performed in drama and dance together throughout highschool. She was one of the most intelligent, kind, and creative people I knew, and still inspires me with these qualities today. Danika has a Bachelor of Medical Science, and extensive experience in client relations and administration. We share a passion for helping women and girls gain confidence, assertiveness, and mental toughness. Danika is a technically trained ballet dancer since the age of 5, and has been performing and training since. The dedication, discipline, and courage she has demonstrated through her years in dance has allowed us to bond over the many benefits of pursuing a tough sport. She believes that being challenged physically and mentally helps kids to grow into critical and creative thinking adults. Danika is an avid solo-traveler, and has worked with children and youth in Toronto and abroad. Having witnessed first hand the situations many women face daily, her hope is that Girls Who Fight will help give as many girls as possible the tools to navigate life safely and confidently, and that these lessons can be shared with those who need it most. I am more than thrilled to have her help manage behind the scenes, strategize for the long term, and to have her amazing brain and kind heart involved in this vision. She is extremely excited to get to know the girls and parents who are part of the Girls Who Fight family! Please help me in giving Danika a warm welcome to the team! ❤️❤️❤️🎉🎉🎉🙌🙌🙌 @danikaduarte  🎈

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  • @girlswhofight_to3 months ago
  • Davisville
  • Working on a guard pass and side control escape in our small kids class today in Davisville! Was really proud of Delia for getting this move by herself today ! ❤️❤️🎉🎉 Thanks for making my job the most fun ever you two 😄 #likeabawse 
  • Working on a guard pass and side control escape in our small kids class today in Davisville! Was really proud of Delia for getting this move by herself today ! ❤️❤️🎉🎉 Thanks for making my job the most fun ever you two 😄 #likeabawse 

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  • @girlswhofight_to3 months ago
  • Congratulations to Cleea for getting Gold at the Ontario Open tournament ❤️🏅 Your hard work pays off little minion, I'm so proud of you! Love you always 🎉🎈 @cleeacole 
  • Congratulations to Cleea for getting Gold at the Ontario Open tournament ❤️🏅 Your hard work pays off little minion, I'm so proud of you! Love you always 🎉🎈 @cleeacole 

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  • @gemmasheehan3 months ago
  • Action & Reaction MMA
  • Feels so good to be back in da club :) @actionreactionmma  thanks for always building me up and then keeping me humble 😊❤️
  • Feels so good to be back in da club :) @actionreactionmma  thanks for always building me up and then keeping me humble 😊❤️

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  • @gemmasheehan3 months ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Lucky as lucky can be, proud as proud can be ❤️👊 @girlswhofight_to 
  • Lucky as lucky can be, proud as proud can be ❤️👊 @girlswhofight_to 

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  • @girlswhofight_to3 months ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • I know I always say I'm proud but right now I'm really really proud! I introduced a new drill to the class recently, a sumo wrestling style competition where girls get into the clinch, and have to push the other girl out of bounds. Recommended by my coach @oliver_vadnais  who I'm so grateful to have as a mentor for myself and my program🙏 A drill like this helps the girls get a feel for what it's like to push back against someone pushing them, to stand their ground, and to be so close to someone under an aggressive context. And of course, how to win in these situations, which is our next step. It's really not something that is normal today, something that most kids have ever felt before, and that reflects with how awkward it can be at first to actually have to do something like this. But if you've never felt this before and realized that you can still handle yourself and you can have control of the situation, it's really unlikely to expect anyone to defend themselves properly in real life. Luckily for us we have created such a positive space where the girls feel safe and comfortable enough to try challenging things like this, and let themselves have fun with it! It made me so happy to see the girls both give this such a full effort, and to see them smile and laugh while exploring the more aggressive and combative elements of fighting. So proud of each and every one of you for overcoming discomfort, awkwardness, and shyness, and kicking butt every Saturday with me 👊👊👊 #TeamGWF  Thanks again Oliver, your mentorship and support has such great impacts on this program and each of these amazing girls! ❤️❤️ Its invaluable to have someone I trust to guide and advise me on coaching and content, thank you thank you thank you ! @oliver_vadnais 
  • I know I always say I'm proud but right now I'm really really proud! I introduced a new drill to the class recently, a sumo wrestling style competition where girls get into the clinch, and have to push the other girl out of bounds. Recommended by my coach @oliver_vadnais  who I'm so grateful to have as a mentor for myself and my program🙏 A drill like this helps the girls get a feel for what it's like to push back against someone pushing them, to stand their ground, and to be so close to someone under an aggressive context. And of course, how to win in these situations, which is our next step. It's really not something that is normal today, something that most kids have ever felt before, and that reflects with how awkward it can be at first to actually have to do something like this. But if you've never felt this before and realized that you can still handle yourself and you can have control of the situation, it's really unlikely to expect anyone to defend themselves properly in real life. Luckily for us we have created such a positive space where the girls feel safe and comfortable enough to try challenging things like this, and let themselves have fun with it! It made me so happy to see the girls both give this such a full effort, and to see them smile and laugh while exploring the more aggressive and combative elements of fighting. So proud of each and every one of you for overcoming discomfort, awkwardness, and shyness, and kicking butt every Saturday with me 👊👊👊 #TeamGWF  Thanks again Oliver, your mentorship and support has such great impacts on this program and each of these amazing girls! ❤️❤️ Its invaluable to have someone I trust to guide and advise me on coaching and content, thank you thank you thank you ! @oliver_vadnais 

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  • @girlswhofight_to3 months ago
  • Scarborough Toronto
  • The role of the teacher is not to make her students feel nice at the expense of their growth, it is to encourage their growth despite, and in appreciation of all the not nice things that accompany it. Fatigue, being uncomfortable, doubt, conflict, failure. I'm so proud of all my weekly students for how they confront these things, face them head on, and show em who's boss when they keep going anyways 😊💪❤️ One of my favorite parts of teaching my students is the ability to shape tough minds. #GirlsWhoFight 
  • The role of the teacher is not to make her students feel nice at the expense of their growth, it is to encourage their growth despite, and in appreciation of all the not nice things that accompany it. Fatigue, being uncomfortable, doubt, conflict, failure. I'm so proud of all my weekly students for how they confront these things, face them head on, and show em who's boss when they keep going anyways 😊💪❤️ One of my favorite parts of teaching my students is the ability to shape tough minds. #GirlsWhoFight 

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  • @girlswhofight_to3 months ago
  • Scarborough Bluffs
  • Had this great Girl Guide group for 5 weeks learning self defense basics! So happy with all that we learned, and all the enthusiasm they showed up with each class. Thank you all! ❤️❤️
  • Had this great Girl Guide group for 5 weeks learning self defense basics! So happy with all that we learned, and all the enthusiasm they showed up with each class. Thank you all! ❤️❤️

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  • @girlswhofight_to3 months ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Meet Claire! Since the day she joined last fall, I have never seen her quit for a second. Every now and then, when she's struggling during rolls, to escape a position, or to pass the guard, etc, and she is a little frustrated, she never ever puts her hands down and gives up, thinking ' I can't get this, what's the point of trying', or 'this girl is so much bigger than me, there's no way I'll win'. That's what is so special about Claire. She's ready for every challenge and she believes in herself even when it's super hard and uncomfortable. When she feels she needs help, she asks me what she could do better or why she isn't getting it, and then she makes her adjustments. All of this openness, maturity, and self conviction has paid off so well, improving her game so much I can't believe it. She has incredible mental toughness for such a sweet and cheerful kid, it shocks me! With these approaches to challenges, I know Claire is headed to accomplish some amazing things and I'm thrilled I get to be a part of her path ❤️ Congratulations Claire, you have more than earned your award this month🏆🏆🏆 #StudentOfTheMonth 
  • Meet Claire! Since the day she joined last fall, I have never seen her quit for a second. Every now and then, when she's struggling during rolls, to escape a position, or to pass the guard, etc, and she is a little frustrated, she never ever puts her hands down and gives up, thinking ' I can't get this, what's the point of trying', or 'this girl is so much bigger than me, there's no way I'll win'. That's what is so special about Claire. She's ready for every challenge and she believes in herself even when it's super hard and uncomfortable. When she feels she needs help, she asks me what she could do better or why she isn't getting it, and then she makes her adjustments. All of this openness, maturity, and self conviction has paid off so well, improving her game so much I can't believe it. She has incredible mental toughness for such a sweet and cheerful kid, it shocks me! With these approaches to challenges, I know Claire is headed to accomplish some amazing things and I'm thrilled I get to be a part of her path ❤️ Congratulations Claire, you have more than earned your award this month🏆🏆🏆 #StudentOfTheMonth 

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  • @girlswhofight_to3 months ago
  • Scarborough Toronto
  • Starting to build our wrestling tool set ! Working on pummeling, shot entry's, and sprawls today, with mount passing afterwards. Can't wait to see these girls start standing when they roll! 🔥🔥🔥on FIYYYA
  • Starting to build our wrestling tool set ! Working on pummeling, shot entry's, and sprawls today, with mount passing afterwards. Can't wait to see these girls start standing when they roll! 🔥🔥🔥on FIYYYA

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  • @girlswhofight_to3 months ago
  • Davisville
  • Cutest class award ❤️ Kids class in Davisville from 6-7:30 every Thursday! Ages 6-12. Each kid in this class has been so committed and so positive. I am very proud of my super dedicated student Sophie, the teen. She shows up every week on Saturday to the teen class, and also comes on Thursdays even though it's just kids. She said she likes the chance to learn more and that she gets to work one on one with me 😃 I was so impressed with her maturity, instead of looking at it as a 'kids class', she sees it as a valuable opportunity. Couldn't be more proud of you my Soph, and my Edie, Raff, Sophia, and Lula! ❤️
  • Cutest class award ❤️ Kids class in Davisville from 6-7:30 every Thursday! Ages 6-12. Each kid in this class has been so committed and so positive. I am very proud of my super dedicated student Sophie, the teen. She shows up every week on Saturday to the teen class, and also comes on Thursdays even though it's just kids. She said she likes the chance to learn more and that she gets to work one on one with me 😃 I was so impressed with her maturity, instead of looking at it as a 'kids class', she sees it as a valuable opportunity. Couldn't be more proud of you my Soph, and my Edie, Raff, Sophia, and Lula! ❤️

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  • @gemmasheehan3 months ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Growth occurs outside of your comfort zone. Every individual will be faced with no shortage of challenges, but every individual has the incredible strength necessary to face and overcome them. The sooner a person learns this, and understands the utility of the process for their personal development, the better. 🔺 MMA is not comfortable, nice, or safe. It is always challenging, often unpleasant, and it requires a degree of confrontation, aggression, failure, confidence, courage, self-conviction, vulnerability, and toughness. These qualities characterize most things in life that we deem admirable. Careers, relationships, businesses, sports. They characterize life, and what one will inevitably face, and what one should be able to utilize if necessary. 🔻 It's the outcomes these characteristics provide that makes MMA, and to me, life, so fun and so rewarding. Learning that challenges are good, because you always learn, and sometimes you overcome them and accomplish things few others attempt. That when things are unpleasant, you can stay composed and focused, remembering why you embarked on such a journey and keep going. That confrontation really isn't so bad, and if you can approach it with confidence, empathy, and a little strategy, you can often get more of what you want in life. A promotion, an opportunity, a chance to speak your mind. That failure isn't so bad either, in fact it's a blessing. And you learn to attempt even your greatest ambitions despite the likelihood or fear of it. You learn that vulnerability is okay, and the goal isn't to eradicate it, but to build such a character, such a skill set that can withstand the attempts to take you down. The better you do, the more frequent the attempts become, but that's okay because you're not in the game to please everyone, and you've felt resistance before. The opinions of others don't discourage you, because you know what you're capable of, and you believe in yourself. You've felt all these uncomfortable feelings and you pulled through anyways, and eventually, you start to win. That's what growth looks like, and it starts with being uncomfortable.@girlswhofight_to 
  • Growth occurs outside of your comfort zone. Every individual will be faced with no shortage of challenges, but every individual has the incredible strength necessary to face and overcome them. The sooner a person learns this, and understands the utility of the process for their personal development, the better. 🔺 MMA is not comfortable, nice, or safe. It is always challenging, often unpleasant, and it requires a degree of confrontation, aggression, failure, confidence, courage, self-conviction, vulnerability, and toughness. These qualities characterize most things in life that we deem admirable. Careers, relationships, businesses, sports. They characterize life, and what one will inevitably face, and what one should be able to utilize if necessary. 🔻 It's the outcomes these characteristics provide that makes MMA, and to me, life, so fun and so rewarding. Learning that challenges are good, because you always learn, and sometimes you overcome them and accomplish things few others attempt. That when things are unpleasant, you can stay composed and focused, remembering why you embarked on such a journey and keep going. That confrontation really isn't so bad, and if you can approach it with confidence, empathy, and a little strategy, you can often get more of what you want in life. A promotion, an opportunity, a chance to speak your mind. That failure isn't so bad either, in fact it's a blessing. And you learn to attempt even your greatest ambitions despite the likelihood or fear of it. You learn that vulnerability is okay, and the goal isn't to eradicate it, but to build such a character, such a skill set that can withstand the attempts to take you down. The better you do, the more frequent the attempts become, but that's okay because you're not in the game to please everyone, and you've felt resistance before. The opinions of others don't discourage you, because you know what you're capable of, and you believe in yourself. You've felt all these uncomfortable feelings and you pulled through anyways, and eventually, you start to win. That's what growth looks like, and it starts with being uncomfortable.@girlswhofight_to 

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  • @girlswhofight_to3 months ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Growth occurs outside of your comfort zone. Every individual will be faced with no shortage of challenges, but every individual has the incredible strength necessary to face and overcome them. The sooner a person learns this, and understands the utility of the process for their personal development, the better. MMA is not comfortable, nice, or safe. It is always challenging, often unpleasant, and it requires a degree of confrontation, aggression, failure, confidence, courage, self-conviction, vulnerability, and toughness. These qualities characterize most things in life that we deem admirable. Careers, relationships, businesses, sports. They characterize life, and what one will inevitably face, and what one should be able to utilize if necessary. It's the outcomes these characteristics provide that makes MMA, and to me, life, so fun and so rewarding. Learning that challenges are good, because you always learn, and sometimes you overcome them, and accomplish things few others attempt. That when things are unpleasant, you can stay composed and focused, remembering why you embarked on such a journey and keep going. That confrontation really isn't so bad, and if you can approach it with confidence, empathy, and a little strategy, you can often get more of what you want in life. A promotion, an opportunity, a chance to speak your mind. That failure isn't so bad either, in fact it's a blessing. And you learn to attempt even your greatest ambitions despite the likelihood or fear of it. You learn that vulnerability is okay, and the goal isn't to eradicate it, but to build such a character, such a skill set that can withstand the attempts to take you down. The better you do, the more frequent the attempts become, but that's okay because you're not in the game to please everyone, and you've felt resistance before. The opinions of others don't discourage you, because you know what you're capable of, and you believe in yourself. You've felt all these uncomfortable feelings and you pulled through anyways, and eventually, you start to win. That's what growth looks like, and it starts with being uncomfortable.
  • Growth occurs outside of your comfort zone. Every individual will be faced with no shortage of challenges, but every individual has the incredible strength necessary to face and overcome them. The sooner a person learns this, and understands the utility of the process for their personal development, the better. MMA is not comfortable, nice, or safe. It is always challenging, often unpleasant, and it requires a degree of confrontation, aggression, failure, confidence, courage, self-conviction, vulnerability, and toughness. These qualities characterize most things in life that we deem admirable. Careers, relationships, businesses, sports. They characterize life, and what one will inevitably face, and what one should be able to utilize if necessary. It's the outcomes these characteristics provide that makes MMA, and to me, life, so fun and so rewarding. Learning that challenges are good, because you always learn, and sometimes you overcome them, and accomplish things few others attempt. That when things are unpleasant, you can stay composed and focused, remembering why you embarked on such a journey and keep going. That confrontation really isn't so bad, and if you can approach it with confidence, empathy, and a little strategy, you can often get more of what you want in life. A promotion, an opportunity, a chance to speak your mind. That failure isn't so bad either, in fact it's a blessing. And you learn to attempt even your greatest ambitions despite the likelihood or fear of it. You learn that vulnerability is okay, and the goal isn't to eradicate it, but to build such a character, such a skill set that can withstand the attempts to take you down. The better you do, the more frequent the attempts become, but that's okay because you're not in the game to please everyone, and you've felt resistance before. The opinions of others don't discourage you, because you know what you're capable of, and you believe in yourself. You've felt all these uncomfortable feelings and you pulled through anyways, and eventually, you start to win. That's what growth looks like, and it starts with being uncomfortable.

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  • @girlswhofight_to4 months ago
  • Scarborough Toronto
  • We made the front page!! What a great surprise, we had the photographer come but we didn't know when it would be published or that we would be on the cover 😀😃😮 🔺 'Sophie H, 14, recently put her skills to use when an older teen grabbed her by the wrist. "I just did a wrist grab that Gemma taught me. It was pretty easy because even though he was holding tight, I could just do it with one hand and get out. In a perfect world, we wouldn't need self-defense- but that's not the world we live in and there are bad people. It's better to know what to do that to think everything will just be fine."' 🔻 'Abbey RB, 11, has been taking courses with Gemma for a year now. "I know how to walk confidently so I'm not really a target. And know that if anything were to happen to me, that I'd know how to defend myself, it makes me feel better."' 🔺 I'm so proud of both of you girls and of everyone else who continues to grow and excel in my class. It's the best opportunity I've ever had to teach you and have fun with you every week ❤️ If any of you pursue your ambitions with the determination, focus, and consistency you have been demonstrating in class, you will all surely be making headlines yourself. 🔻 Thank you Scarborough Mirror for featuring our story and for taking such cherished photos for us!@insidetorontonews  @metrolandmediagroup  @blogto  @thetorontostar  @torontosunonline  @globalnews  @ctv  @citi  @torontolife  @nowtoronto  @bellmediapr  @rogersmediapr  @bttoronto  @ctvtoronto  @cp24breakfast 
  • We made the front page!! What a great surprise, we had the photographer come but we didn't know when it would be published or that we would be on the cover 😀😃😮 🔺 'Sophie H, 14, recently put her skills to use when an older teen grabbed her by the wrist. "I just did a wrist grab that Gemma taught me. It was pretty easy because even though he was holding tight, I could just do it with one hand and get out. In a perfect world, we wouldn't need self-defense- but that's not the world we live in and there are bad people. It's better to know what to do that to think everything will just be fine."' 🔻 'Abbey RB, 11, has been taking courses with Gemma for a year now. "I know how to walk confidently so I'm not really a target. And know that if anything were to happen to me, that I'd know how to defend myself, it makes me feel better."' 🔺 I'm so proud of both of you girls and of everyone else who continues to grow and excel in my class. It's the best opportunity I've ever had to teach you and have fun with you every week ❤️ If any of you pursue your ambitions with the determination, focus, and consistency you have been demonstrating in class, you will all surely be making headlines yourself. 🔻 Thank you Scarborough Mirror for featuring our story and for taking such cherished photos for us!@insidetorontonews  @metrolandmediagroup  @blogto  @thetorontostar  @torontosunonline  @globalnews  @ctv  @citi  @torontolife  @nowtoronto  @bellmediapr  @rogersmediapr  @bttoronto  @ctvtoronto  @cp24breakfast 

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  • @gemmasheehan4 months ago
  • My girls made the front page!! What a great surprise, we had the photographer come but we didn't know when it would be published or that we would be on the cover :) 🔺 'Sophie H, 14, recently put her skills to use when an older teen grabbed her by the wrist. "I just did a wrist grab that Gemma taught me. It was pretty easy because even though he was holding tight, I could just do it with one hand and get out. In a perfect world, we wouldn't need self-defense- but that's not the world we live in and there are bad people. It's better to know what to do that to think everything will just be fine."' 🔻 'Abbey RB, 11, has been taking courses with Gemma for a year now. "I know how to walk confidently so I'm not really a target. And know that if anything were to happen to me, that I'd know how to defend myself, it makes me feel better."' 🔺 I'm so proud of both of you girls and of everyone else who continues to grow and excel in my class. It's the best opportunity I've ever had to teach you and have fun with you every week ❤️ If any of you pursue your ambitions with the determination, focus, and consistency you have been demonstrating in class, you will all surely be making headlines yourself. 🔻 Thank you Scarborough Mirror for featuring my story for taking such cherished photos for us! @girlswhofight_to 
  • My girls made the front page!! What a great surprise, we had the photographer come but we didn't know when it would be published or that we would be on the cover :) 🔺 'Sophie H, 14, recently put her skills to use when an older teen grabbed her by the wrist. "I just did a wrist grab that Gemma taught me. It was pretty easy because even though he was holding tight, I could just do it with one hand and get out. In a perfect world, we wouldn't need self-defense- but that's not the world we live in and there are bad people. It's better to know what to do that to think everything will just be fine."' 🔻 'Abbey RB, 11, has been taking courses with Gemma for a year now. "I know how to walk confidently so I'm not really a target. And know that if anything were to happen to me, that I'd know how to defend myself, it makes me feel better."' 🔺 I'm so proud of both of you girls and of everyone else who continues to grow and excel in my class. It's the best opportunity I've ever had to teach you and have fun with you every week ❤️ If any of you pursue your ambitions with the determination, focus, and consistency you have been demonstrating in class, you will all surely be making headlines yourself. 🔻 Thank you Scarborough Mirror for featuring my story for taking such cherished photos for us! @girlswhofight_to 

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  • @girlswhofight_to4 months ago
  • Fight Fit Bootcamps
  • An amazing group for the Markham Teen Girl Workshop ❤️ Next up --> May 19th in Scarborough! Thank you @fightfitbootcamps  for hosting!
  • An amazing group for the Markham Teen Girl Workshop ❤️ Next up --> May 19th in Scarborough! Thank you @fightfitbootcamps  for hosting!

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  • @girlswhofight_to4 months ago
  • Fight Fit Bootcamps
  • First teen girl workshop in Markham! Thank you for everyone who signed up and shared the event, it was a great day! They especially loved the competitive parts of the course. Thank you for hosting @fightfitbootcamps ! What an amazing space 👏❤️
  • First teen girl workshop in Markham! Thank you for everyone who signed up and shared the event, it was a great day! They especially loved the competitive parts of the course. Thank you for hosting @fightfitbootcamps ! What an amazing space 👏❤️

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  • @girlswhofight_to4 months ago
  • Scarborough Toronto
  • This one is getting too big. I have to keep an eye out for your sneak attacks🧐👀❤️ #thatgripisnottobecute  #nottryintogetrncd @cleeacole 
  • This one is getting too big. I have to keep an eye out for your sneak attacks🧐👀❤️ #thatgripisnottobecute  #nottryintogetrncd @cleeacole 

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  • @craftnightkamloops4 months ago
  • Did somebody say kids camps ?! 😀😀😀 @kamloopsartparty  and @craftnightkamloops  are working on all the details in the next week or two to offer you the most exciting camp options around this summer break. This is a sneak peek of one of the projects Craft Night will be teaching during some of the camps 😍 🍦 🦄 🧜🏼‍♀️ more details soon....... registrations soon..... we are just getting started Kamloops!
  • Did somebody say kids camps ?! 😀😀😀 @kamloopsartparty  and @craftnightkamloops  are working on all the details in the next week or two to offer you the most exciting camp options around this summer break. This is a sneak peek of one of the projects Craft Night will be teaching during some of the camps 😍 🍦 🦄 🧜🏼‍♀️ more details soon....... registrations soon..... we are just getting started Kamloops!

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  • @girlswhofight_to4 months ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • An amazing day with these wonderful students! I worked you pretty hard this class and I didn't get any complaining, you all took on the challenge and still ended the class smiling ☺️😊 Every time you show your determination and positive attitudes through a tough practice, you encourage and inspire the others around you to do that same. Great work everyone, I can't wait to see you all shining in the documentary !!! ❤️
  • An amazing day with these wonderful students! I worked you pretty hard this class and I didn't get any complaining, you all took on the challenge and still ended the class smiling ☺️😊 Every time you show your determination and positive attitudes through a tough practice, you encourage and inspire the others around you to do that same. Great work everyone, I can't wait to see you all shining in the documentary !!! ❤️

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  • @girlswhofight_to4 months ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • @cleeacole  in the building!!! 😮😮😮 It was a BLAST to have you with us today! What a great opportunity for the girls to train with a competitive girl their age- to see what is possible for them and to see that they can even hit some moves on an experienced and tough competitor! You helped build confidence and ambition today, more than you know! We all hope to see you again soon- even though you attacked me several times and you are getting bigger and frankly that scares me a little bit 😋😧❤️ I will always have your back Cleea! 👊 #GirlsWhoFight  #BJJ 
  • @cleeacole  in the building!!! 😮😮😮 It was a BLAST to have you with us today! What a great opportunity for the girls to train with a competitive girl their age- to see what is possible for them and to see that they can even hit some moves on an experienced and tough competitor! You helped build confidence and ambition today, more than you know! We all hope to see you again soon- even though you attacked me several times and you are getting bigger and frankly that scares me a little bit 😋😧❤️ I will always have your back Cleea! 👊 #GirlsWhoFight  #BJJ 

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  • @girlswhofight_to4 months ago
  • Action & Reaction MMA
  • Was super excited to train with these two today! I remember being white belts at the same time as @shmemsybear  and competing together at my very first tournament! It's great to see how far you've come and how talented you are Emily! Your continued dedication shows ❤️❤️❤️
  • Was super excited to train with these two today! I remember being white belts at the same time as @shmemsybear  and competing together at my very first tournament! It's great to see how far you've come and how talented you are Emily! Your continued dedication shows ❤️❤️❤️

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  • @girlswhofight_to4 months ago
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • "Perseverance is the hard work you do after you're tired from the hard work you already did" -Newt Gingrich Claire shows that every class and keeps upping her own game. She pushes herself, and whenever she gets encouragement or guidance, she listens to every word and makes every correction, with an open mind and sincere gratitude. She is on her way to mastering the art of perseverance and that's incredible🔥🔥🏅🏅 #IncredibleStudent @kristybhagat 
  • "Perseverance is the hard work you do after you're tired from the hard work you already did" -Newt Gingrich Claire shows that every class and keeps upping her own game. She pushes herself, and whenever she gets encouragement or guidance, she listens to every word and makes every correction, with an open mind and sincere gratitude. She is on her way to mastering the art of perseverance and that's incredible🔥🔥🏅🏅 #IncredibleStudent @kristybhagat 

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  • @fma_reno4 months ago
  • Happy Friday!🤗 #fmaspringbreak 
  • Happy Friday!🤗 #fmaspringbreak 

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