Fun, Effective, and Empowering Self Defense Seminars For Women

Learn effective responses to the most common attacks. Based on techniques from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, known worldwide for its realistic application to street self defense, and being effective against stronger opponents. Taught by female martial artists.

101 Course

Our energetic & knowledgeable instructors will leave you feeling more powerful, confident, safe, and prepared.


Upcoming Workshops

201 Course: beyond defense

Learn how to use offensive moves appropriately and effectively when needed. 

6-8 pm |  Saturday 

  1. Movement Drilling W/ Punch & Grab Defense

  2. Push Kicks

  3. Body Lock Defense

  4. Guard Chokes & Locks

  5. Rear Naked Choke

  6. Keeping Top Positions

  7. Clinch: Knees & Elbows

  8. Punching Technique

  9. Resistance Drilling


*Held after Review Sessions- come for both to review basic material before the course.

toronto self defense for women


5-6 pm  |  Saturday | May 23rd | Before the 201 Course

We lead FREE Review Sessions to help students practice and fine tune their techniques. Self defense is like anything, it takes practice, repetition, and confidence to be effective!

What Women Are Saying

Alexandra S.

"Really enjoyed her adults workshop. Postures were comfortable for beginners and class was accessible to all levels of fitness. The environment was strictly female and very welcoming. I highly recommend trying Girls who fight out if you are considering a self defense class."

Ayesha T.

"A friend and I took the 2 hour self defence class together and it was a lot of fun and very informative. Gemma is a sweetheart, very patient and caring with her students. She is knowledgeable about her craft as she has been doing martial arts for more than 10 years and her priority is to make sure girls and women leave her classes having gained confidence in themselves and their ability to be better prepared to defend themselves. Girls who fight is definitely the way to go whether it's for you or your kids!"

Khondker F.

"Did a self defence workshop today. It was practical and easy to follow. Gemma is amazingly patient and funny too. She has a way of putting the participants at ease. I really liked the confidence of her student helpers, Mila and Sophie. The overall atmosphere is positive, respectful and motivating. Would love to join their monthly program for adult females."

Stephanie T.

"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 sining up for one of their weekly classes. What an awesome business!"

LOCATION: 6 Roper Road, Scarborough (Warden & St. Clair).

4 minute walk from Warden subway station. Free parking.

AGE: Open to all ages, girls under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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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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