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
Interested in teaching Fit4Defense? The Certificate Program is designed to provide instructors with a comprehensive process for acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to plan and lead Fit4Defense training in schools, community centers and social service agencies. The ultimate goal is t ...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
Fit4Defense was blessed to run an introductory session with the Shannon Lake Girl Guide troop! These girls showed great confidence in their ability to use both their bodies and their voices to set boundaries to protect their physical space. Loved seeing that kind of confidence coming from ...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
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
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
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
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
By Leigh Marcos It is something that is often overlooked or ignored, but the physical and mental impact of workplace bullying needs to be taken seriously. In fact, the Workplace Bullying Institute found that almost 25% of employees had experienced some form of bullying in their careers. This statistic is unfortunately just a small insight into […]
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.