Girls Who Fight travels throughout Canada and around the world to provide top quality self-defense workshops for organizations of all sizes.
Our workshops are lead by ex MMA fighter Gemma Sheehan, who ended her career in MMA and founded Girls Who Fight Inc to bring the powerful benefits of martial arts to women and girls. Gemma also gives talks about her experiences through her MMA career, about working with over 3000 women, volunteering in South Africa to teach girls self-defense, and the importance of being assertive and confident.
What Will We Learn?
We teach basic and effective techniques from mixed martial arts that are most practical for self-defense, and focus on common positions and situations.
We also offer training in assertiveness. This includes teaching participants how to speak assertively to stand up for themselves, and how to walk confidently to present a powerful self. These are important preventative measures for self-defense, and help participants be more assertive and confident in their daily lives.
Our workshops offer employees a unique and invaluable experience where they gain practical skills, while learning how to speak up for themselves and lead a more empowering life.
How Many People Can You Teach?
Our workshops can work for a group of 10, to a group of 100. We are prepared to bring a team of qualified and energetic instructors to ensure a quality experience for all kinds of groups.
Who Can Take Part?
Our workshops include all genders and all ages. Everyone is welcome!
How Long is the Workshop?
We have workshops that range from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Some include our talk and exercises on assertiveness, and some include more advanced techniques.
Who Do You Work With?
Some of our clients are SEIU Healthcare, Big Brothers Big Sisters, York University, University of Toronto, and the Girl Guides of Ontario.
We would love to provide your company with an unforgettable and invaluable experience.
To inquire about a workshop for your small business or corporation, please email us at
Please include information on the location, how many participants you expect to include, how many workshops you would like to run, and any possible dates.