In self-defense classes you’ll learn to protect yourself from strangers who want to attack you and friends who suddenly think you’re the kind of friends who hug. Don’t hug with this Groupon.
C$39 for a Women’s Self-Defense Course (C$150 Value)
Starting September 23 and running each Monday at 8 p.m. through November 11, Women’s Self-Defense teaches women and teens 12 and older how to protect themselves. The class will practice defensive karate, judo, jiu-jitsu, and hapkido movements, but, as importantly, they’ll learn how to prevent an altercation from even starting through awareness, confidence, and talking one’s way out of an attack.
KaiShin Martial Arts
In 1967, Monty Guest—a revered black belt who was one of the top students of Canada’s premier martial artist, Masami Tsuruoka—developed the Kai-Shin form, which translates to “open mind”. Although several thousand years separates the birth of karate from the founding of the Kai-Shin system, Kai-Shin is still rooted in history, providing students young and old with a time-tested approach to building confidence, improving self-discipline, and bolstering fitness.
With more than four decades of teaching under his black belt, Sensei Guest still remains KaiShin Martial Arts’ head instructor. He, alongside a small team of instructors, shares his accrued wisdom at two facilities, including one in Mississauga that features a ring devoted purely to sparring and re-enacting famous Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robot matches.