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Power Our Women Self Defence was founded in 2016 by Shana Pasapa. She is an indigenous woman and mother of two boys from the White Bear First Nations in the Treaty Four Territory. “You’re beautiful my girl, but you need to be careful and keep your head up” is a message she will always remember from her mother when she was 12 years old. It was said, only to bring awareness to the reality of being a woman in this world, not to become paranoid. Her mother wanted her to walk confidently with her head up and be aware, a lesson of protection. "The struggles and triumphs of our ancestors is the root of POW. our nation and our families." - Shana Pasapa Shana believes if we work together, we can build strong, confident leaders in our community today!

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powerourwomen


Power Our Women Self Defence was founded in 2016 by Shana Pasapa. She is an indigenous woman and mother of two boys from the White Bear First Nations in the Treaty Four Territory. “You’re beautiful my girl, but you need to be careful and keep your head up” is a message she will always remember from her mother when she was 12 years old. It was said, only to bring awareness to the reality of being a woman in this world, not to become paranoid. Her mother wanted her to walk confidently with her head up and be aware, a lesson of protection. "The struggles and triumphs of our ancestors is the root of POW. our nation and our families." - Shana Pasapa Shana believes if we work together, we can build strong, confident leaders in our community today!

 

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Body awareness is crucial for self defence
— Shana Pasapa
 

P.O.W. provides effective self defence techniques and real life situational training. We aim to build the confidence of our students by helping them see what their body is truly capable of. Self defence and body awareness training is one step towards reclaiming your power. We not only want to power women with self defence but also instill the attitude and strength to be strong leaders in our community. Our program is designed with a holistic approach on situational awareness and learning to protect and defend yourself, your family, your home and belongings. We believe it is important to fuel and protect your body properly for whatever life you’re living. Your real home is not your house, your reserve or even your country, but your body. It is the only thing you, your soul and your mind will always live inside of so long as you walk the Earth. We value the medicine wheel teachings by living a healthy life through physical, spiritual, emotional and mental balance. We have a POWerful message for all women and girls that true balance can be found when you understand your own strengths and weaknesses, body awareness is crucial for self defence. Find your power and keep your head up!

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SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

Learn to spot a predator, attacker or dangerous situation by thinking critically and having a safety plan in place for yourself and group! 

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GROUND SURVIVAL

It is quite real that most fights will end up on the ground. So walk away today with techniques on how to escape from under an attacker!

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ANTI-ABDUCTION

What can you do in an abduction scenario? What tools do you have? How will your body react? Find out in our reality training and learn our exit plan!

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About Shana


About Shana


SHANA PASAPA - NAKODA/CREE, WHITE BEAR FIRST NATIONS

SHANA PASAPA - NAKODA/CREE, WHITE BEAR FIRST NATIONS

Meet Shana PasaPa

Shana Pasapa - Founder & CEO of Power Our Women

A Nakoda woman, originally from the Whitebear First Nation in Treaty 4 territory. She will strike you with her power, beauty, strength and wisdom. She draws strength from her mother, family, her traditional spirit name, coaches and training partners. Shen strives to live each day in honour of her spirit and her voice so that she may fulfill her purpose to help people see the power they already have inside them.

 

At only 30 years old, Shana is a mother of 2 boys, an MMA fighter, blue belt in jiujitsu training out of Queen City Martial Arts in Regina, Saskatchewan. She found her passion in martial arts 7 years ago. At the time she didn’t realize it but she was finding her power again. Being a single mother with 2 boys, she persevered through struggles that helped her create a healthier life for her family. POW was born through the realization of how truly important it is to see what the human body is capable of when in dangerous situations - which POW simulates in controlled environments. Shana received the CBC Future 40 Award in 2015, The Strength of Our Women Award for Sports in 2015 and has been a sponsored athlete by clothing companies.  Shana is a public speaker and enjoys coaching track and field for the youth in her community. She believes women and girls deserve to feel strong, confident and protected.

Book Shana Pasapa as a speaker for your event now, "The roots of my strength" is her current presentation for 2018!

Self defence is one step to taking your power back!

 

CBC Future 40 Recipient 2015

 
 
 

Strength of Our Women award for Sports 2015

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Our Team


Our Team


 

Our Team

Founded by Shana Pasapa, POW partners with instructors of similar mindset and excellent experience. Laurin and Stephanie are from Grit 2 Valor Fitness. They have a passion to lift weights, coach athletes of all abilities, power women, dance, practice jiujitsu, snowboard, travel and educate. We work together to offer you the POW Girls Workshop!

 
 
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Stephanie Jones

Co-founder of Grit 2 Valor Fitness, she is A.A.P.T. Certified, N.C.C.P.T. Certified & a Fitness Model Competitor. Stephanie is a part of our POW Girls Workshop teaching body weight training and how to fuel your body for every day! 

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Laurin Holhoyi

Co-founder of Grit 2 Valor Fitness, she is a N.C.C.P.T. Certified Personal Trainer. Laurin loves movement training. Laurin is apart of our POW Girls Workshop teaching body weight training and how to fuel your body for every day!

 
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What We Offer


Our classes are held in a variety of locations throughout Saskatchewan. We can come to you or you can come to us. If you are interested in a session, check out POW in Action or contact us.

POW IN ACTION

What We Offer


Our classes are held in a variety of locations throughout Saskatchewan. We can come to you or you can come to us. If you are interested in a session, check out POW in Action or contact us.

POW IN ACTION

 

What We Offer

Our mission is to help women see what their body is truly capable of. Self defence and body awareness training is one step towards reclaiming your power. We not only want to power women with self defence but also instill the attitude and strength of strong leaders in our community. Check out our programs below and book us to come our to your community! We bring all out equipment out to you. Lets do this!

 
 
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1-2 Hour Self Defence Session

This session is developed for our students to learn basic self defence and situational awareness training. This includes demonstrations, effective techniques, discussion and confidence building and is offered to all women and girls. This is typically used for conferences and introduction to what POW offers. 

 
POW 1 Day Self Defence Training

POW 1-day Self Defence Seminar

This is a 6 hour seminar offering techniques in ground survival, chokes, striking, escapes, pressure points, body awareness, anti-abduction and bully management. This is for all women and girls. All students receive a POWER OUR WOMEN T-shirt and POW Self Defence Manual.

 

POW Girls Workshop

This workshop is offered to girls ages 8-18 years of age. This is valued time we get to work with your future leaders of your community! We aim to empower their dreams and set realistic goals so they can make a difference today. We give them a fun body weight workout plan, talk nutrition in a fun way and show them what they are truly capable of! We complete the day with bully management and self defence.