Both the series and one-day workshop are open to all TMU students, faculty, staff and members of the public.
Basic Self-Defence Series
Through in-depth discussion and interactive participation, participants will come away with a greater awareness and skills to more confidently respond to potentially concerning and aggressive behaviour.
These workshops are generally scheduled separately for those who identify as women or non-binary, and those who identify as men or non-binary. All ages and gender identities are welcome. Participants are invited to choose the session that is most comfortable for them or contact a member of the Security team to discuss options.
Participants must be 13 years old or older to participate.
Basic Self-Defence Series for Women
This four-part series is designed to help women develop basic hands-on defence training skills. Everyone who identifies as a woman may register for this course.
The series takes place over four days for a total of 12 hours. Please note that skills are built upon progressively throughout the series, therefore attendance at all sessions is strongly encouraged.
Basic Self-Defence Series for Men
This is a series taking place over four days for a total of 12 hours. Please note that skills are built upon progressively throughout the series, therefore attendance at all sessions is strongly encouraged.
Currently, there are no upcoming dates for this workshop. Sign up on the (google form) waiting list (external link) to be notified when registration is open for the next scheduled workshop. Please note that the waitlist does not guarantee your registration in the next course, courses are subject to room and equipment capacity.
If you are interested in the Basic Self-Defence Series, please contact Marco Hernandez, risk assessment specialist, Community Safety and Security, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-979-5000, ext. 552583.
Basic Self-Defence Workshop
Open to all community members, including TMU students, faculty and staff, this one and half hour workshop is a preview of the Basic Self-Defence Series. Participants will be taught how to recognize and respond to concerning or aggressive behaviour.
Key learning outcomes
Participants will come away with:
- how to recognize and respond to concerning or aggressive behaviour;
- how to build awareness of safety and security issues; and
- some basic hands-on defence training.
|1.5 hours||Groups of 5 (minimum) from TMU departments||
There are no upcoming sessions scheduled at this time. If you are interested in the Basic Self-Defence Workshop, please contact