We were lucky enough to be asked by O’Neil CVI to do some self defence classes during their Grade 11 girls gym class. Their teacher is Ms Manerowski who contacted us because she was interested in her girls participating in self defence classes. We did a 1 hour morning class from Monday June 9 – Friday June 13.
The girls had a great time and valued the teaching very much. They commented on what they found most useful which was: the nine weapons, the strikepoints and sexual assault defence. They were all very attentive and showed great enthusiasm while learning.
Some of the reviews from the girls were:
“You are all amazing teachers! Great course in such a short time! They teach a lot of valuable information.” Leah
“They take the time to teach you and they care about your safety. Loved it!” Moya
“Very engaging, easy to follow, and very useful regarding the ability to use, despite varying body types. I found the discussions most useful, and were very well done” Beatrice
Even Ms Manerowski had some kind words:
“Ontario Self Defence is a great choice for self defence in high schools. I had this organization run a five day self defence course for my grade 11 girls class. They were extremely well organized and tailored the program to our needs and wants. They did very practical self defence training methods along with discussions about when and where these methods may be necessary to use. They also discussed and taught the class to understand the importance of awareness. We really appreciated the professionalism conducted by the instructors of Ontario Self Defence. I would recommend this group to high schools and will definitely have them back in the future to teach courses at my school!” – Mrs Manerowski
We thoroughly enjoyed teaching this class, and hope we can return in the future to teach another course on self defence.