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Self-defence classes

This workshop is a combination of lecture and hands-on practice that will focus on situational awareness and practical tactics that can help you avoid unfortunate situations. Classes are open to everyone 13+ years.

Benefits of learning self-defence


  • Increase confidence to feel safer in your daily activities
  • Develop skills and strategies to recognize and avoid unsafe situations
  • Practice the skills required to defend one’s self
  • Get instructor help with specific situations that may cause you concern
  • Physical and mental health

Fall registration dates


Due to repair closures and annual maintenance and cleaning, registration has been split into two waves. Facilities currently closed for repairs:

  • Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre
  • Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Centre
  • Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre

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Certifications and first aid

Registration is ongoing

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All locations

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Programs, classes & camps

Wave 1: preview schedules

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All locations except those closed for repairs

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All locations except those closed for repairs

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Bob Bahan, Sir Winston Churchill and Canyon Meadows Aquatic Centres

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Programs, classes & swim lessons

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Canyon Meadows and Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic Centres

  • Wave 1 - Programs, classes and lessons begin in September.
  • Wave 2 - Programs, classes and lessons begin in October but could change based on reopening dates.
Registration on each date begins at:
 
  • 6 a.m. — Online (virtual waiting room opens at 5:30 a.m.)
  • 8:30 a.m. — By calling the Customer Service Centre at 403-268-3800 (option 1)
  • During business hours — At any City-operated Aquatic & Recreation or Arts facility

Types of self-defence classes


You can register online, in person at our Recreation facilities, or by calling
403-268-3800.

 

About our self-defence instructors


  • Certification and/or advanced training in Self Defence
  • Previous leadership and instructional expertise
  • Ability to teach all levels and ages
  • Intermediate first-aid, CPR, AED, police checks
  • Instructors may teach skills from various martial arts and how to apply them

What are classes like?


Our workshops are open to all levels of fitness, experience and genders - ages 13+ years. Previous martial arts experience is not required.

Workshops run 2 - 3 hours. They include a lecture component, hands-on skills, practical tactics and situational awareness training. Instructors will adapt the class to focus on the areas of concern that participants have.

Come prepared


  • Bring a water bottle
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Bring clean, indoor athletic shoes that have not been worn outdoors
  • *Bring a note pad. (Optional)

More martial arts and self-defence classes


Learn how to set up an account, register for programs and find information on cancellations in the help section of Live and Play.

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