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Sat, Mar 26


Village Square Leisure Centre

Empowering Communities - Self Defense for Women

[ Centre for Newcomers ]

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Empowering Communities - Self Defense for Women
Empowering Communities - Self Defense for Women

Time & Location

Mar 26, 2022, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. MDT

Village Square Leisure Centre, Activity Room, 2623 - 56 St NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 5J1, Canada


About the event

Self Defense Workshop

* For Women Only * 

Saturday, March 26, 2022

12:30 - 2:00pm 

 (Please note time change from poster. Empowerment talk has also shifted now to 11:00-12:30pm)

Village Square Leisure Centre

Activity Room

2623 - 56 Street NE

Calgary, AB  

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Participants will be taught self defense techniques based on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  This self defense class will be taught by Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and Self Defense Coach, Diana Trang in collaboration with the Centre for Newcomers (* see below for more information from Centre for Newcomers).

Participants will be encouraged to work in pairs to maximize opportunity for learning. No previous experience is required in order to attend.

In this Introduction into Self Defense, participants will be taught many fundamental techniques based on common attack/assault scenarios.  

These include (but are not limited to) the importance of situational awareness, stance, posture, how to break various grips. managing distance + control, takedown application, and defending strikes/pinning/strangulation/hair grabs, etc..  


From Centre for Newcomers:

A workshop dedicated to teaching empowerment and self-defence skills to the community.

 About this event 

The Centre for Newcomers (CFN), in collaboration with Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) and The Immigrant Educational Society (TIES), will be conducting Empowerment Talks and Self-Defence Classes. The sessions are meant to:

• Provide hope and motivation to clients during difficult times

• Address issues of racism, xenophobia, and discrimination

• Teach clients how to respond to bullying and racism

• Be a total of 3 hours in length overall

This workshop is intended to teach empowerment and self-defence skills to people who have been or potentially could be impacted by racialized, xenophobic, or other discriminatory scenarios. An empowerment talk will be followed by an in-person concrete training of self-defence skills. The workshop will be facilitated in 3 hours for the two sessions.

Empowerment Talk– Sat, Mar 26 11:00-12:30 pm

Self-Defence – Sat, Mar 26 12:30-2:00 pm


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