Dr. Teri Jory, acclaimed fitness and self-defense trainer recently hosted the Don’t F*** With Me, or DFWM, seminar at The Narrative. The exclusive special event invited women associated with Planned Parenthood to learn Jory's unique tips on how to fight back and defend oneself. As a 4th degree black belt and developer of the POISE Fitness Technique, Jory had endless skills to teach!
With so much passion for the topic of self-defense, Jory started the event by getting everyone as pumped as her with group jumping jacks. While the women committed to an indefinite amount of jacks to warm-up, Jory empowered them to fight through the burn as she shared her reason for starting the program: many years ago she was attacked by a stalker and found the strength within herself to fight him off so that her life did not end there. After barely escaping the horrific experience, she vowed she would teach herself and as many other women as possible how to escape any harmful situation. Her story brought a silence to the room and determination to the women- all ready to learn to kick some butt!
Jory demonstrated her moves in front of the group and started off with basic kicks and punches. The women partnered off to practice their moves to perfection, and by the end, the women were so skilled they were teaching each other! In such a short period of time, the women became self-defense masters, all thanks to the incredible Dr. Jory! The group celebrated their new moves with food and wine from the delicious Via Maestra 42. Thanks for letting us be a part of such an empowering event!