Laurier hosts Wen-Do self defence classes

By Olivia Jones for The Cord On Wednesday Jan. 23, the first class of a five-week series of Wen-Do Women’s Self Defence was hosted for students on the Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo campus. The Laurier Sexual Violence Education Action Group,…

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Wen-Do Warrior

Arij Elmi gained the courage to speak up against racist comments after studying self-defense. Now she teaches other women to do the same By Megan Easton for University of Toronto Magazine The sounds of kids playing in Christie Pits Park on…

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L’autodéfense : outiller le corps et l’esprit

Sonia D’Amico interviewed Wen-Do instructor Deb Chard for a piece on Y a pas deux matins pareils. You won‘t hear Deb, but you will learn all about what happens in a 15 hour intensive Wen-Do training. Listen to this french-language…

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The Wonder of Wen-Do

Deidre Macpherson, Athletics Director and Senior HPE Teacher, writes about her experience bringing Wen-Do to the Linden School. In December, our middle school students took part in a two-day Wen-Do self-defence course for young girls and women, as part of their…

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Graduating and fighting back: beyond just self-defense

Last Thursday, the Wen-Do course at UTM celebrated its second graduating class. By Mahnoor Ayub and Julia Healy for The Medium Last Thursday night, the corridors in the basement of the UTM Davis building reverberated with cheers coming from Spigel…

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“If it wasn’t for Wen-Do I’d be dead”

On June 14, 2017, The Globe and Mail published an interview with the YWCA’s Maya Roy. She spoke about the ongoing fight to end violence against women, and her insight into the different circumstances of racialized and marginalized women. She…

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