For Muslim Women and Girls: One Day Wen-Do Women’s Self-Defence Course

One Day Wen-Do Women’s Self-Defence Course for Muslim Women and Girls *Course will be filmed for CBC documentary “Keeping Canada Safe”*
Date: Sept 9, 2016 Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm Location: Daniels Spectrum, Regent Park
Fee: Free

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More about Wen-Do

Wen-Do Women’s Self Defence is Canada’s oldest women only self-defence organization. Our courses covers a wide variety of easy to learn, easy to remember, physical & verbal self-defence techniques. We offer techniques that are accessible to women with physical limitations or disabilities and to women of all ages. We share stories to honour the many ways that women and girls have defended themselves.

More about Arij Elmi

Arij Elmi is a certified instructor with Wen-Do. She serves as a member of Metrac’s Toronto Safe City committee and the University of Toronto’s expert panel on Education and Prevention of Sexual Violence.

Testimonials on Arij’s teaching

"There are few opportunities where women, and particularly Muslim women are able to get together and talk about how sexism, racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia affect our daily lives. The course not only provided us with an opportunity to discuss these things but also we were given tangible tools we could use to combat these things. The instructor Arij set the tone and people felt comfortable sharing their experiences. I would gladly give up another weekend to do this course again. Thanks!" 

"This course was beneficial on a physical, spiritual, intellectual and emotional level. Not only did we learn possible life saving techniques, but we also had important discussions about self-defence and issues specially particular to the Muslim community- all of this in a religious and culturally appropriate setting. Not only would I recommend this course to all women but I would particularly recommend Arij and Wen-Do be made available to all Muslim women, especially in today's growing Islamophobic society. I learnt a lot this weekend and I would love to take this course again!"