Women’s Self Defence
Celebrating 50 Years in 2022
Wen-Do is Canada‘s oldest women’s self-defence organization. Wen-Do classes are currently taught online or in-person – please explore upcoming class opportunities for further information. If there are no classes listed, please continue to check our website for future trainings.
What is Wen-Do?
Wen-Do is a program designed for women by women. Techniques are designed for women of all ages, sizes, and abilities. A combination of discussion, with practical physical skills results in an integration of mental and physical preparedness.
News & Stories
Meet some of our certified instructors.
For this university lecturer, Wen-Do is about bringing together an understanding of oppression and the practical tools to fight back.
Long-time instructor working in high schools and with expertise serving women with mobility or visual disabilities.
Arts-based facilitator, social worker, psychotherapist and Wen-Do instructor with expertise working with queer communities.
Wen-Do Women’s Self-Defence acknowledges that the training we provide takes place on unceded Indigenous lands across Canada and beyond. We honour and respect the traditional caretakers of these lands, and are committed to an anti-oppression analysis in our classes.