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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Keeping Canada Safe | CBC TV

DIRECTOR’S THOUGHTS: WEN-DO SELF-DEFENCE FOR MUSLIM WOMEN When I took on this story about Muslim women taking a self-defence class, I wasn’t sure I had ever seen Muslim women threatened in our city (Toronto). I was curious about how often…

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Wen-Do: My Absolute Favourite Event

By Linh for Life @ U of T Last year, I organized a Wen-Do Women’s Self Defence workshop, and it was the most empowering experience of my life. Self defence is so much more than martial art moves, and I…

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