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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

2024 spring & summer registration dates

Registration for spring & summer programs, classes and day camps:

  • Summer day camp registration is open
  • Program and class registration is open
  • Certification registration registration is open

Ensure your Live and Play account is ready on registration day by logging in and verifying your information is up to date. Get ready to register.

Registration will open:

  • 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.

Upcoming facility closures

Programs, classes and swimming lessons will not be offered at the following facilities while they undergo repairs:

  • Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre: closed this spring and summer.
  • Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Centre: closed this summer.
  • Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre: closed this summer.

Types of self-defence classes

You can register online, in person at our Recreation facilities, or by calling


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.