Sun, Jul 23|
Lorne Park Hall
Wen Do Women's Self-Defence Course
Time & Location
Jul 23, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lorne Park Hall , 1288 Lorne Park Rd, Mississauga, ON L5H 3B1, Canada
About The Event
Are you looking for a Women's Self-Defense program that is designed for women in all abilities!?
Look no further... on July 22nd and 23rd - get ready to be mentally and physically prepared to learn practical physical skills to use when we need to protect ourselves!
Location: Lorne Park Hall - 1288 Lorne Park Rd, Mississauga, ON L5H 3B1, Canada
Cost: $160 for 15 hour course in 2 days
Lunch: Bring your own
Instructor: Leslie Kallin
Website with videos and program info: www.wendo.ca
Registration Closes June 19, 2023
Learn more about the 2-day Course below!
Wen-Do is Canada‘s oldest women’s self-defence organization for women and girls (ages 10+) of all abilities! Our goal is to heighten their sense of self-trust and awareness of their environment. We offer age-appropriate information and resources to girls and women in your school, workplace, or community centre, facilitating discussions about healthy relationships, healthy body image, safer ways of travelling via public transit or in a private vehicle, and house safety, bullying, harassment, and sexual and physical assault.
As we focus on women's safety and empowerment, we prepare participants to defend themselves both mentally and physically, and giving women the confidence to deal with the range of types of aggression they are most likely to encounter in real life. The techniques we teach are practical and easy to learn, and the learning environment is safe, supportive, and full of positive energy.
The full basic 15 hours course is conducted over 2 days. The physical techniques we cover are designed to be effective against larger, physically stronger attackers. They include blocks, strikes, releases from holds (arm holds, body holds, chokes, hair grabs, and situations where one is pinned to the ground), defences against weapons, and defences against more than one attacker. Women and girls do not need to be physically fit to learn Wen-Do; we teach women to use their bodies as they are, and we are trained to offer alternative techniques and strategies to women with physical limitations or disabilities. Verbal self-defence strategies examined in the class include calming, reasoning, negotiating, distracting, surprising or confronting an attacker, depending on the situation. We also look at the most effective ways of calling on bystanders, if any, for help.
Our discussions are focused on knowledge and empowerment, and we approach these through a feminist, anti-oppression lens. We debunk myths about sexual assault, relationship abuse, and harassment. We cover self-defence and the law, and safety awareness in a variety of situations (at home, work, or school, at parties or on dates, on the street, highway, or public transit, and while traveling). We also offer information on many community resources such as rape crisis centres, women’s shelters, legal services, help-lines, and more. Wen-Do is a registered charity and the oldest self-defence organization in Canada taught by women, for women.