self defense for girls in toronto

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

By Girls Who Fight

Self Defense

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


Girls learn how to speak assertively and present themselves confidently, helping them speak up and stand up for themselves.


Our GirlSafe curriculum teaches campers about situational awareness, street safety, online safety, and more.

What Girls Learn

Striking Defense


Learn how to keep a strong stance, create distance from an attacker, defend strikes, and use knees, elbows, punches, and kicks!

Grab Defense


Learn how to defend being pushed and pulled, wrist grabs, waist grabs, front chokes, ankles drags, and more.

Ground Defense

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Learn how to control ground positions, escape pins & holds​, defend punches from the ground, fall down and stand up safely, and take down an opponent from standing or on your back.



Street & online safety

Learn the top expert safety principles for situational awareness, street safety, online safety, emergency responses, and emergency escapes. 

Be Your Own Hero.

Beginner Camps

Our beginner camps are for girls with little to no martial arts experience, they will learn defense techniques and movements from square one as a team.

Intermediate Camps

Intermediate camps are for Girls Who Fight students, girls who have completed a beginner camp, or girls who have at least 2 months of experience in Jiu Jitsu or Kickboxing.

What Parents Are Saying

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2020/21 Camp Dates

With a ten student maximum, our camps sell out quickly. Check out the upcoming camps to save your spot!

PA Days

TDSB & York Region PA day camp for elementary and secondary school students age 8-16.

Winter Break

Every winter break we run two mini-camps at different locations.

Spring & Summer

Full week camps over during March Break and summer.

Head Instructors

Meet our head coaches! Camps include 1-2 head coaches, as well as student instructors.

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.

Felicia / Jiu Jitsu

Felicia is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athlete who has earned provincial, national, international and panamerican titles. All while finishing law school. Felicia's positive and encouraging spirit is contagious to everyone around her on and off the mats.

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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. 


6 Roper Road (Warden & St. Clair)


33 Davisville Ave (Davisville & Yonge)


50 Torbay Road (HWY 404 & Steeles)

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Scarborough: 6 Roper Road

Davisville: 33 Davisville Ave 

Markham: 50 Torbay Road

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