Learn the most effective martial arts for self defense, Kickboxing and/or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Girls learn our full 30-move self defense curriculum, and become capable of defending themselves from all attacks and positions.
fitness & body image
Martial arts sets kids on a path of healthy living, and helps girls see their body in terms of what it can do, instead of what it looks like.
50 Torbay Road, 404 & Steeles
KIDS KICKBOXING SUNDAY, 1-2
TEEN KICKBOXING SUNDAY 2:15-3:15
33 Davisville Ave, Davisville & Yonge
TEEN BJJ THURSDAY, 5:30-6:30
KIDS BJJ THURSDAY 6:45-7:45
6 Roper Road, Warden & St.Clair
KIDS BJJ SATURDAY, 2-3
TEEN BJJ SATURDAY 3:15-4:15
beyond martial arts
Students learn expert principles of street safety, online safety, situational awareness, and more.
The GWF Code
Class expectations include presenting confidently, giving your best effort, taking initiative, and speaking assertively.
Student of the Month
Awarded in each class to a student who shows commitment, effort, and teamwork!
Girls track progress on their curriculum tracker, where they catalogue what they've learned, and see what's next.
Can Beginners Join? Will They Catch Up?
99.9% of girls join with zero experience. Girls can jump in and pick up their learning at any point. We always switch up partners (except during COVID), often pairing more experienced girls with beginners during technique sessions to jumpstart their learning and to help them make friends. New girls are joining class all the time, so beginners are never alone!
How Long Will It Take For My Daughter To Be Good At Self Defense?
Self defense and martial arts are like anything, they take practice and repetition to be effective. The longer that a student practices the art the better prepared they will be. It takes 20 classes to learn the full self defense curriculum, which is about 6 months. We recommend that students stay in the program at least long enough to finish this. Along with their self defense techniques, it takes about six months for someone to feel like they really understand the basic concepts, movements, and techniques of any martial art. For this reason, you might consider the six month membership option.
My Daughter Is Not Very Athletic, Can She Handle It?
We get this question pretty often, and the answer is non-athletic girls will be just fine! Martial arts are not a sport that is based on athleticism like gymnastics or dance. Whether you're athletic or not, you will be able to learn the techniques like anyone else. Once you start picking up the techniques and basic movements, your coordination and confidence will improve, and you will gradually be able to do better and better!
Is There a Pre-Class Training to Help My Daughter Feel Comfortable on Her First Day?
Yes! If your daughter is extra shy or intimidated by the class (new students are almost always pretty shy!), we offer an intro private lesson special to help future students get familiar with warm up moves, stances, basic movements, class culture, and more. We want every girl starting the class feeling confident, like they belong, and like they got this!!
What is Student of the Month?
We want our students to feel recognized for their hard work, and motivated to do their best every single class. Every month we award one student per class with this award which recognizes three qualities:
What is The GWF Code?
Our girls sign off on the GWF Code, which lays out expectations for class behaviour. These include attire, safety, good listening, speaking assertively, taking initiative to find partners, being extra welcoming to new students, martial arts etiquette, standing tall and confidently in the gym, and more.
we're expanding locations!
We are adding more neighbourhoods starting January 2021. Please leave your info if you are interested in any of the following locations!
Meet our head coaches!