Semester B (includes 2 sessions): Saturday August 4 & 18

Where? Dominique's School of Dance
1051b Gibsons Way, Gibsons, BC

PRICES: $65 per semester (includes 2 sessions)
*email us for our special Mother-Daughter prices!

(For information on RESOLVE for kids, please visit this page)



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KAIZEN”: This means “never-ending improvement”. We want to help cultivate a community of strong, confident women who can look to one another for support and who are always striving to improve themselves not just physically, but emotionally. 

PASSION: We wanted to create a program to empower women. We looked at our existing skill-set and decided to use our strengths to take action and help other women discover and foster their own.

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COMMUNITY: We want to bring something novel to the community that we love by creating a safe space where women can learn to protect themselves. By equipping women with the skill-set to feel calm and ready in all aspects of their life, we hope to                                   do our part helping to build confidence in the women of the Sunshine Coast and                                         elsewhere.


Who is RESOLVE designed for?


RESOLVE is a program designed for women of all fitness levels.

Women who are determined to develop confidence within themselves

Women who are ready to embrace their strength

Women who are ready to get back in touch with their body

Women who are ready to equip themselves with the skills necessary to defend themselves



     A program designed to help encourage women to be active and confident in their lives. This program includes lessons in:

1) Goal-setting

2) Prevention and self-defence

3) Mental training

4) Fundamentals of lifting and exercise 


Who are we?


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Marie-Rose Bruskiewicz

Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology
Simon Fraser University
2013 – Present

Professional Experience:
SFU Fencing Team Founder and President, Assistant Coach
Learn to Skate Program Instructor, Port Moody, BC
Assistant Coach at Sunshine Coast Fencing Club
Diaz Combat Sports THRIVE Women’s Self-Defence Level 1 and 2

Athletic Achievements:
Globally recognized athlete representing Team Canada Fencing -
Barcelona World Cup (2018)
Battle of Seattle Silver Medalist (2018)
Top 16 finish at the North American Cup (2018)
University National Championships Bronze Medalist (2016)


  • Personal Trainer, FMS Level 1
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Standard First Aid and CPR/AED
  • Sportmed BC First Aid
  • Effective Intercultural Communication


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Jonathan Hutchinson

Diploma of Sports Science - Specialization in Kinesiology
Douglas College

Professional Experience:
Founder and Head Coach of Sunshine Coast Fencing Club
Head of Youth Development Program, Coordinator and Adult Martial Arts Instructor at Diaz Combat Sports, Vancouver, BC
Head Coach SFU Fencing Team

Athletic Achievements:
Cadet and Junior National Team Fencing Canada (2012-onward)
Silver Medalist North Shore Regional Championships (Wrestling)
North-Shore All-star Wrestler
Silver Medalist Western Canadian Championships (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: No-Gi Division)
8-Time Provincial Champion, 16-Time Provincial Medalist, 2-time National Medalist (Fencing)


  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C/AED
  • NCCP Introduction to Competition
  • BC Fencing Association Coaching License