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.
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
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
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
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
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
How do you challenge children and youth to learn what it takes to reach a dream? How can you teach them that they are never alone–that they have an entire community surrounding them? To start, you host a 3-day camp that offers not only activities based on their culture, but provide ...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
Such a great time doing an Introductory session last night with the 4th Naitaka Guides! Not only were these young girls a lot of fun but they could really speak to the things they value and are therefore willing to protect–so we must start with ourselves!read more
Seven senior women now stand stronger after completing a six week self defence course at Silver Harbour Centre. The Stand Strong Program was specifically developed to provide senior individuals with a heightened awareness, strategies and skills to be safer in the community and their homes. ...read more
Hard to believe, but Christmas is just a few short months away. This year again, Fit4Defense will be the sponsored organization for Synergy’s Yuletide show. Bring a friend and enjoy a magical evening of music and good food that is sure to inspire the season’s first Christmas spirit! Stay tuned for more details.
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.