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Free Self-Defence Classes

Ryerson Security and Emergency Services invites you to sign up for FREE self-defence classes on campus. Sessions are designed to raise awareness, reduce the risk of crime and provide basic hands-on defence training (participation in the physical activities is optional). Participants will be empowered with the skills to help defend themselves and deescalate aggressive behaviour.

Duration: Throughout the year, stretched over 3-4 days (approximately 9-12 hours)

Location: Ryerson campus

Audience: Free to all community members (minimum 2 participants)

All ages and gender identities welcome

Classes are generally scheduled separately for those who identify as women or those who identify as men. At Ryerson we respect everyone’s right to self-identify. Participants are invited to choose the session that is most comfortable for them.

Upcoming Sessions:

Basic Physical Defence for Women

Summer 2018


Jorgenson Hall
350 Victoria Street

Dates and times:
July 24, 2018 | 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
July 31, 2018 | 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
August 7, 2018 | 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
August 14, 2018 | 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Basic Physical Defence for Men

This program is designed to empower participants to make safer choices when confronted with aggressive behavior and provide the basics of hands-on defense training. Class are available to people who identify as men of all ages and abilities.

There are no upcoming basic physical defence classes for men scheduled. Please email us for more information.

To sign up, contact us

Ryerson Security and Emergency Services at or 416-979-5040.

Contact us

In case of an emergency on campus

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Contact Ryerson Security and Emergency Services at
416-979-5040 or dial 80 from any internal phone

Security and Emergency Services

Location: 111 Bond Street
Phone: 416-979-5040
Fax: 416-979-5380