Girls Who Fight offers classes, camps, and basic workshops for women of all ages. Through learning mixed martial arts, we aim to improve our students safety, assertiveness, self-discipline, and body image. We are on a mission to develop students who are strong mentally and physically, who believe they can take on the world. For more information on our approach, visit our about page.
Weekly classes for kids, teens, and adults in Scarborough and Davisville
Learn kickboxing, wrestling, and Brazilian jiu jitsu in our weekly classes. Our students become proficient in these martial arts while gaining assertiveness, discipline, work ethic, and mental toughness.
All girls self-defense & MMA camps for ages 8-14
Winter Camp Registration Open!
Girls learn a basic curriculum of self defense techniques from kickboxing, wrestling, and Brazilian jiu jitsu. They also learn how to speak assertively, walk confidently, stand up for themselves, and be aware of their surroundings.
BASIC SELF-DEFENSE COURSES
Self-defense workshops for all ages. Learn effective techniques for all the common positions in a self defense situation in a fun one day course!
PRIVATE GROUPS & LESSONS
Private workshops for groups, organizations, and individuals.
Learn powerful self defense techniques from mixed martial arts for common situations. Our workshops are fun, effective, and empowering.
"GWF IS AWESOME!!!! 👏 I started coming to the gym about a year ago. It was my parents idea to send me at first, and I was really confused why they would sign me up, considering I'm not very athletic. But the moment I met Gemma, she was so welcoming. I finished the first class and had soooo much fun! I've been going every Saturday ever since. I have gained so much confidence from her! She's like a big sister to me. Anyone can learn from her, even if you're some EXTREMELY athletic person, or a...let's just say... not so much of an athletic person (AKA me) 😉. I know I can do anything I set my mind to as long as I work hard, and keep persisting. I wouldn't have learned that without GWF. And can we take a moment to talk about how nice ALL the other girls are there too? Some of my best friends I've met go to GWF. ALL the girls are so encouraging and supportive. This really is a special place."
Claire, GWF student, 2019
"There aren't enough words to describe how awesome this camp was for our daughter. After the first day and every afternoon when we picked her up she kept asking if we could enroll her in more classes. I'd highly recommend this camp to anyone interested in giving their daughter a bit of a boost in their confidence if needed, teaching them discipline, movement/coordination, athleticism, mindfulness and body awareness."
Mia, Summer Camp, 2019
"So much fun! The self-defense workshop surpassed all expectations. The moves were simple, useful, easy to remember and Gemma is so genuine, knowledgeable, strong, nice, cool, you name it. Definitely considering singing up for one of their weekly classes. What an awesome business!"
Stephanie, Women's Workshop, 2019
"Gemma teaches very much needed set of skills as important as writing and reading. This does not compare to any courses I took in the past! My daughter completed a week long summer camp and came back each day to show us what was taught. I can whisper cues such as "confidence" when we walk in crowds and my daughter immediately stands tall and owns her space."
Barbara, Summer Camp, 2019