Women’s Self Defence
Wen-Do is Canada‘s oldest women’s self defence organization. Classes are currently taught online by experienced instructors.
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.
“By standing up for myself and giving myself permission to defend myself, especially against friends, I give myself my respect and dignity and they have no choice but to respect me for it too. I know it seems obvious, but this was like a little eye-opening epiphany for me. I don’t owe men anything. If they want my respect, they will earn it. They will get it when I want to give it and not a moment sooner. Thank you.”