Title: 2-day Basic Wen-Do Women’s Self Defence Course in Guelph, ON – Day 1
Location: 404 York Road, Guelph
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Description: All self-identified Cis and Trans* Women and Girls welcome. Women of Indigenous, migrant, newcomer, and other marginalized racial and ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to attend. This is an empowering self-defense course for all women of all abilities.
This 15 hour class will be a great opportunity to…
– learn practical, effective and simple techniques to help ourselves escape from common scenarios that could possibly be encountered if attacked.
– develop your ability to recognize and deal with potentially dangerous situations,
– increase your confidence, and
– have fun!
Dates: 2 Saturdays, December 5 & 12, 2015
Time: 10:00am-5:30pm on both days
Two Locations: near York Road & Victoria St N, and in Downtown Guelph. This course is wheelchair-accessible.
Fee: $45. Early Bird fee $35 if you register before November 20!
Some full bursaries are available.
(Regular cost is $150. Thanks to community sponsorships, this course is being subsidized for ALL women!)
To register, contact MaryCarl at [email protected]
Please register by Wednesday December 2nd at 4:30pm.
More about WEN-DO WOMEN’S SELF DEFENCE
What is Wen-Do?
Wen-Do is the oldest women’s self defence organization in Canada. Our programs have been recommended by the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape, Toronto Police, and the University of Toronto Community Safety Office, among many others, and have been taught for schools, unions, community centers, and women’s organizations across Ontario. Classes are small, safe, non-competitive, and fun!
What will we learn in a Wen-Do course?
You’ll learn simple physical self-defence techniques, designed to be effective even against someone bigger and stronger than you, including: blocks, hits, and kicks; how to get out of body holds, arm holds, and chokes; things we can do if the attacker has a weapon, or if there is more than one attacker We’ll explore verbal self defence – skills for calming, reasoning, distracting, surprising or confronting an attacker, depending on the situation. We’ll discuss issues of violence against women and girls – why it happens, what we can do about it, and strategies for recognizing and getting out of threatening situations. And we’ll share inspiring real-life stories of resistance! Learn about the many creative and resourceful ways that girls and women have protected themselves from assault. (Ask your instructors to tell you the story about the woman who barked, or the 112-year-old woman in Detroit who sent her assailant running, or the five-year-old girl who knocked her attacker unconscious.)
Do I need to be physically fit to take Wen-Do?
Absolutely not! Women and girls of all shapes, sizes, fitness levels, and ages (10 and up) have taken Wen-Do and loved it. If you can’t do a particular technique because of a physical limitation, the instructor will work with you to figure out alternatives. The course includes a balance of physical techniques and discussions, and you can take a break whenever you need to.
I have another question…
If you have any other questions, please contact MaryCarl at [email protected] You can also check out Wen-Do’s website at http://www.wendo.ca.
Thanks, and we hope you’ll join us!
Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 5:30 pm