I am a nurse and have been working for over 20 years in the ER and as a paramedic. At the beginning of my career, as a young nurse, I often faced threat situations. One day I simply got fed up having to fear for my own and my colleague’s safety and decided to learn how to defend myself. In 2012 I started practising Hokutoryu Jujutsu, in which I now have a brown belt and which still is an important hobby for me. In 2013 I found Jyrki Saario Defendo, in which I now have a black belt and felt right away that I had found what I was looking for. Today I work full-time as a First Aid Instructor and teach Defendo White to health and social care professionals. I train and instruct Defendo in Salo and in Pori.