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A self defense & confidence camp for girls age 8-14

By Girls Who Fight

August camps are ON with 10 student max per camp, 1 physical contact partner, and strict cleaning measures!

Self Defense

We teach girls the most effective self defense techniques from the martial arts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing, and wrestling.


We teach girls how to speak assertively and present themselves confidently, helping them speak up and stand up for themselves.


Girls learn our GirlSafe curriculum, which teaches them about situational awareness, street safety, online safety, and more.

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Sign Up For 2020 Camps!

August camps are on with strict health measures!

What Girls Learn

Girls learn the most important self defense techniques from the most effective martial arts. They learn how to escape wrist grabs, waist grabs, hair pulls, and much more!


Learn how to keep a stance, move and create distance from someone, defend strikes, and how to punch and kick like a pro!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Learn how to control ground positions, escape pins & holds​, and do take downs & throws!


Learn how to be aware of your surroundings, how to be safe in public and online, how to speak assertively and stand up for yourself, and how to present yourself confidently where ever you go!


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What Parents Are Saying

"Camp Hero teaches very much needed set of skills as important as writing and reading. My daughter completed a week long summer camp and came back each day to show us what was taught. I can whisper cues such as "confidence" when we walk in crowds and my daughter immediately stands tall and owns her space."

— Barbara L.

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Where We Are


6 Roper Road (Warden & St. Clair)


33 Davisville Ave (Davisville & Yonge)


50 Torbay Road (HWY 404 & Steeles)

Be Your Own Hero.

Martial Arts shows girls that they are capable of things they never knew they could do. Girls leave Camp Hero with the mindset that they can learn, overcome, and achieve anything. 


Gemma / MMA

Gemma is an ex-MMA fighter with over 11 years of experience training and competing in the sports of kickboxing, wrestling, and Brazilian jiu jitsu. She achieved a record of 5-1, with 4 wins in the first round by TKO or submission, and is a Pan Am Champion in Brazilian jiu jitsu.

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Our Story

The Girls Who Fight Film By Director Jennifer Roberts.

Camp Hero was founded by ex-MMA fighter Gemma Sheehan. As a rising athlete with a record of 5-1, a Pan Am gold in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and nominated for best up and coming female fighter internationally, Gemma was advised to stop fighting due to emerging visible brain damage. She then started Girls Who Fight Inc, building a leading self defense and martial arts program for females in Canada. Today, Camp Hero, Stand Your Ground, and Girls Who Fight bring self defense programs to different audiences, while employing local female athletes who share their incredible skills. Our overarching goal is to help women and girls gain mental and physical strength so that they succeed in the world. 

Camp Hero is a Girls Who Fight™ Brand

Contact Us


Toronto, ON


Scarborough: 6 Roper Road

Davisville: 33 Davisville Ave 

Markham: 50 Torbay Road

Sister Programs

Girls Who Fight

Stand Your Ground

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