Where can I find a women's self defense course?

Learning some self defense techniques can help you be more confident, teach you some practical skills and get you connected to other women who are also fed up with feeling vulnerable. However, a lot of courses or schools teach self defense as though all potential attackers are strangers who leap out from the dark. Sometimes these types of skills don't prepare us for the other 90% of attacks which are done by men we know and who surprise us in a different way.

In Vancouver, there is a woman run self defense group called, Women Educating in Self-defense Training (WENLIDO). They are community based and very practical about the types of defense tactics they teach. Visit their website for more information, and an up-to-date schedule of courses available.