Fit4Defense is an interactive violence prevention and anti-bullying program that teaches assertiveness, self defense and fitness as a means to inspire confidence and awareness.
The 4 depicted in the Fit4Defense logo represents four A’s – Attention, Awareness, Avoidance and Action. These concepts are crucial to building confidence and self esteem with young persons. Self esteem includes a realistic self awareness of the problems we face and a belief that we ha ...read more
Congratulations to the 24 young persons in Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 for completing the new Elementary Fit4Defense curriculum at Grassy Plains School in Burns Lake, British Columbia! Thank you to Mrs. Benoit for powering up the awareness to help to prevent bullying in our communities. For ...read more
I was recently piloting the Fit4Defense Program at a middle school with a class of 24 students. One student in particular really stood out for me. She came across as the ‘tough girl’ who did not like to be told what to do. At the beginning of the classes you could see her go through [& ...read more
Canada’s National Aboriginal Day gives many people the chance to learn more about Aboriginal people and their contributions towards the country’s development and progress. First Nations, Métis and Inuit people have the opportunity to showcase their cultures and achievements throughout ...read more
How can children and youth handle bullying, intimidation and threats of violence? What steps can they take to improve their self-image and self-awareness? How can they get involved in activities that promote fitness and make positive contributions in their communities? Fit4Defense provides ...read more
The program goal of Fit4Defense is that children and youth will gain insight into their strengths, unique qualities and their ability to positively impact others which will lead to a greater acceptance of self. This in turn, achieves the Fit4Defense mandate in assisting them to be socially ...read more
A testimonial written by two Grade 6 Fit4Defense students… It really says it all. Have you ever got so mad you just felt like punching somebody? Or have you ever got so sad you just wanted to commit suicide? Well that is exactly what Fit 4 Defense teaches you to control and in an en ...read more
I enjoyed the opportunity to take part in the Fit4Defense course. I learned techniques to defend myself from an attacker. I learned that I have the right to say, “yes” and “no”, or to change my mind. I learned the difference between assertiveness and aggressiveness ...read more
Bring a friend and enjoy a magical evening of music and good food … that is sure to inspire the season’s first Christmas spirit! Performances feature: Shari Ulrich, Adam Woodall, Beverly Elliott, Yvonne McSkimming and Mark James Fortin Tickets: $30.00 each or two for $50.00 if you bring a friend! All individual donations of $50.00 […]
Fit4Defense is a national program that increases youth empowerment through self-defense, assertiveness training and the development of life skills. As you probably know, bullying and violence are serious problems facing our youth today in schools and the community. Youth are also less physically active as a result of computers and video games. This program provides […]
Fit4Defense is an interactive interactive violence prevention and anti-bullying program that teaches assertiveness, self defense and fitness a means to inspire confidence and awareness.