the gwf program

We provide a personal and meaningful martial arts experience for every student. Our programs include Brazilian jiu jitsu and kickboxing classes for kids (8-12) and teens (13-18). We are a confidence and character building oriented program. Our classes are taught by high energy, highly experienced female martial artists who are passionate about building unbreakable bonds with their students, while helping them build an unbreakable character. At GWF, confidence, discipline, and resilience are as important as the physical capabilities that martial arts provide. Our friendly but disciplined environment challenges, includes, and encourages our girls to strive to do their best and never give up.

Locations & Times

Each GWF location has one day of classes per week. Our monthly programming includes lessons from different Girls Who Fight instructors in Brazilian jiu jitsu, wrestling, and kickboxing for a custom martial arts experience that keeps girls engaged and advancing. Our classes promote the values of discipline, perseverance, and team spirit, and include a code of conduct that will be given on the first day of class. We have a one class FREE TRIAL!

Kids Class: Age 8-12

Teen Class: Age 13-18




33 Davisville Avenue | Yonge & Davisville


TEEN BJJ: 5:15-6:15pm

KIDS BJJ: 6:15-7:00pm

KIDS KICKBOXING: 7:00-7:30pm

6 Roper Road | St.Clair & Warden


KIDS BJJ: 2-3pm

TEEN BJJ: 3-4pm


50 Torbay Road | Steeles & Vic Park


KIDS BJJ: 1-2 pm

TEEN BJJ: 2-3 pm

Starting on February 16th! Email us to reserve your spot in our first free class!

what is jiu jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art based on ground fighting, focused on the skill of controlling one's opponent through techniques that leverage an understanding of how the body works, instead of strength. Jiu Jitsu teaches its students how to appropriately control any combative situation, even against bigger opponents. Lessons include learning how to escape when an opponent is on top, how to use take downs, how to pin an opponent, and how to use submissions when necessary. It is regarded as the most effective martial art in the world for street style self defense. Because of it's demand for commitment, patience, and understanding, it is also regarded as a strong source of character development for people of all ages. Jiu jitsu helps a student develop body awareness, physical coordination, discipline, and a degree of mental and physical toughness.

"Since my daughter has been in the program I've noticed an increase in her physical fitness, self-confidence, and assertiveness. Classes are very engaging, combining a mixture of community building, self-defense, situational awareness, and decision making. Gemma's pleasant demeanour along with the group activities she organizes helps all the students feel welcome and provides opportunities to build quality friendships.This is phenomenal program. Priceless!"




Our classes are taught by experienced female athletes in the arts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, & Kickboxing


Jiu Jitsu & Kickboxing Coach

Gemma Sheehan is an MMA fighter with over 11 years of experience training and competing in the sports of kickboxing, wrestling, and Brazilian jiu jitsu. In her last active year of fighting she was ranked the #1 female MMA fighter in Ontario, and nominated for the best amateur female fighter worldwide. She achieved a record of 5-1, with 4 wins in the first round by TKO or submission, and is a Pan Am Champion in Brazilian jiu jitsu.


Read Gemma's Story here.


Jiu Jitsu Coach

Felicia is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athlete and competitor from Sudbury. It is while undergoing law school that she entered the BJJ competition scene. She has not stopped since and has now earned provincial, national, international and panamerican titles. Felicia's positive and encouraging spirit is contagious to everyone around her on and off the mats.


Kickboxing Coach

Ashley is a muay thai fighter from Toronto. She has been training in the sport for 7 years, and has competed in Canada, the United States, and in Thai Land. Ashley is in love with the sport and the art, and all of the benefits that training provides. Outside of the ring, Ashley is a singer, a clothing designer & business owner, and a big sister with the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.

Ashley teaches the teen kickboxing class in Scarborough.


Wrestling Coach

Alex started wrestling at the age of 16 in her hometown of Scarborough. Now at the age of 24, she is a 2x national champion and a rising star on the Canadian national team having won Canada’s first ever U23 World Championship gold. Alex graduated from York university with a degree in Kinesiology and is now an assistant coach to the York varsity wrestling team. Off the mats she is a talented musician and artist.  Alex brings an incredible message about grit, self-belief, and determination to our students and team. 

Alex teaches once a month at each of our locations during the jiu jitsu session.

Contact Us


Toronto, ON


Scarborough: 6 Roper Road (The Academy)

Davisville: 33 Davisville Ave (Striation 6 Gym)

Markham: 50 Torbay Road (Fight Fit Bootcamps)

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