Acknowledged by U.S. President Barack Obama as a “leader of social change,” Jordanian Lina Khalifeh has gained high praise across the globe for establishing “SheFighter,” the first self-defense studio for women in Jordan. Through self-defense training, Khalifeh is striving to empower young girls and women both physically and emotionally. Her fierce passion for social change combined with her incredible martial arts skill set is inspiring thousands of women to become confident and powerful figures in society.
SheFighter provides specialized self-defense and martial arts training for girls and women. It combines classic martial arts techniques with self-defense and self-empowerment strategies, aiming to help women acquire the necessary skills to protect themselves in dangerous situations, as well as develop self-confidence.
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Qamar Al Natsheh, SheFighter trainer said: “I used to be shy before coming to SheFighter, I sometimes wouldn’t speak up and defend myself when I should have and I started becoming upset with myself. However, after joining SheFighter, it changed my entire personality for the better. When I walk into a class at university, I’m not shy anymore but instead, I speak up and say what is on my mind. SheFighter helps build one’s personality. It helps girls overcome their shyness and it gives them strength.”
Sarah Abu Shawish, SheFighter member said: “Being in a place like SheFighter that aims to help girls become strong, defend themselves, and not be afraid of anything, is truly incredible. It makes me happy and relaxed every time I come to the studio because it reminds me that nothing can come in my way; it helps make my personality stronger and increase my confidence.”SHOW MORE