March 3, 2023
Leslie Lew

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Self-defense might not be the first thing you think about when it comes to mental wellbeing. In fact, the sometimes violent and combative context of martial arts might make you think quite the opposite. But could you use self-defense to feel stronger, more confident, and foster your wellbeing?

Leslie Lew has been incorporating self-defense into her healing practice for many years. And she helps her clients heal from trauma through her unique way of teaching. Trauma-informed self-defense teachers are quite rare and Leslie is passionate about providing a safe and supportive space for her students.

Whether you are healing from trauma or want to feel more confident in physically defending yourself, Leslie’s unique approach could offer a way to start your healing journey.

Leslie Lew

Leslie Lew

Leslie is the Founder of Reclaiming Your Courage, a Trauma-informed Self-Defense Coach, international best-selling author, and speaker. She values love, courage, and community. Her mission is to save the lives of women and allies globally. Leslie is a second-generation Korean and Chinese American, San Francisco native, mother of two, and wife. She is a two-time black belt and has been a martial artist for over 20 years.

Leslie empowers purpose-driven women to ignite their strength through their mind, body, and voice. At the start of the pandemic, Leslie was deeply impacted by the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes. She has dedicated her life to #stopasianhate and strengthening her community by helping Asian women find their voice and not fall victim to being perceived as easy prey.

She is an ally to the BIPOC, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, Neurodivergent, and Differently Abled communities.

Leslie's Resources

Gift - Training "Practical Street Defense Basics"

The Jōrni Resources for more holistic healing and mental health resources

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