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Developing techniques for self-defence is a great way to feel empowered and prepared in the event you might encounter a dangerous or threatening situation. When under pressure or facing a stressful situation like an attack or a survival scenario, we are most likely to revert to practiced methods of action.  By considering scenarios that might be threatening, developing strategies for defusing, de-escalating, and defending, and repeatedly role-playing these strategies, your response becomes instinctual, giving you the best chance for a safe outcome.

Element Situational Awareness and Self-Protection curriculum gives you the training to feel confident moving through life with the skills necessary to feel safe and capable. 

Be Confident, Be Safe

Nobody wants to feel unsafe. You may have experienced a threatening situation. You might feel victimized by ongoing intimidation. You may have friends or family that have experienced violence. Insecurity can leave you feeling vulnerable, weak, untrusting, powerless, and even angry. Feeling unsafe is no way to live, and the best remedy is to arm yourself with skills to avoid dangerous situations, de-escalate intimidating incidents, and defend yourself physically when necessary.

Why is it important? Self-defence training can:

  • Improve fitness and strength making you less of a target
  • Increase confidence in a situation of threat but also whenever entering a new environment
  • Impart a realization of your personal strength and your body’s abilities
  • Give you your power back if you have been victimized by violence 

The Element Situational Awareness and Self-Protection program provides students with the skills and tools to recognize and understand threatening situations and to protect their health, well-being, and safety.  Using the physical, mental, and emotional practices of martial arts, we strive to provide our students with full competency to protect themselves and confidently avoid any harm.

Element offers age-appropriate training for students 5 and up. Our programs can be customized for groups of any size, varied abilities and can be offered as intensive single-day workshops or over several sessions. Our curriculum can also be tailored for organizations who wish to incorporate self-defence into a team-building program.

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Self Defense for Everyone

For Girls:

Unfortunately, we live in a world where violence against girls is a real and ongoing threat. Girls are still often perceived as the weaker gender and as easy targets. Our girls are still taught to be nice, polite, and not hurt people’s feelings. We believe every girl is strong and has the ability to harness their mental and physical strength. Element wants to empower girls to recognize threats and protect themselves in any situation.

Our program will:

  • Teach girls to make quick assessments of a situation and respond with firm decisions
  • Develop confidence and character
  • Build self-respect and expect respect from others
  • Believe in their own ability to keep themselves safe

For Boys:

Boys are often exposed to an environment of physical intimidation and are sometimes groomed to use violence to resolve conflict. They can also be conditioned to resort to physical dominance when they feel threatened. When they experience violence, they are often told to be tough, “man up”, not be a sissy. Boys that do not meet the typical expectations of masculinity can be left feeling lost and scared. Boys dealing with bullying, conflict at school, or violence at home need skills to harness their power and strength and channel it productively. Element wants to empower boys with tools to understand conflict and navigate resolution.

Our program will:

  • Improve social interactions
  • Develop physical and mental strength and emotional regulation
  • Build self-esteem and confidence
  • Teach techniques for de-escalation and self-defence

For Women:

According to WHO (World Health Organization), one in three women will experience sexual or physical violence in their lifetime. Gender-based violence is a worldwide problem and many women feel fear and concern for safety on a daily basis. We want to give women the tools to own their power and live confidently without an ever-present fear of violence.

The Element program will:

  • Provide a safe space to work through fears and vulnerabilities
  • Strengthen body and mind
  • Increase self-awareness and body positivity
  • Develop strong safety strategies and powerful defence techniques


Our Students Say...

Our studio trains hundreds of students of every age, ability, skill, and motivation each week. We are proud of the community of martial artists we have formed and we are proud of the support we have offered each student on their personal journey through martial arts. Here we are proud to share the experiences of 5 Element students past and present.

Confidence Through Empowerment

The Situational Awareness and Self-Protection courses at Element teach the skills necessary to protect your health and well-being. Our curriculum is based on the principles of martial arts and is inclusive for all ages and all abilities. Students participating in the self-defence program can expect to:

  • Build Self-Esteem and Confidence
  • Improve Social Interactions 
  • Ease Fears and Vulnerabilities
  • Develop Proactive Techniques for Avoidance, De-Escalation, and Defence
  • Create a Community of Support with Peers and Instructors

Our program is designed to help anyone feeling fearful, insecure, powerless develop the skills to navigate every situation confident in their ability to communicate their power and protect their well-being. Contact us to explore the programs for self-defence best suited for you.


Our Unlimited Memberships mean that you can train as much as you want.  Here are the other disciplines and formats that are available to you:


Self-Defence: Frequently Asked Questions

Our experienced team members will connect you with the instructor most suited to your group's needs and demographics. Our instructor will work closely with you to deliver a curriculum suitable to empower your group.

Element Martial Arts can conduct our Situational Awareness and Self-Protection courses at our fully-equipped and matted studio or at your location.

We will provide all equipment necessary for the program (matting not available for off-site classes). We are also able to provide remote instruction via video conference such as Zoom. Contact us for more details.

Our classes can be fully customized to be the most suitable for the age, ability, and needs of your group. But some of our common concepts taught are:

Situational Awareness: Are you safe in your environment? Are you taking inventory of your surroundings? Can you find allies? Are you trusting yourself?

Avoidance and De-Escalation: What is your role in this situation? Are you aware of your tone and word choice? What is your body language conveying? Can you ask for help?

Physical Strategies for Self-Protection: Face-to-face scenarios, arm grab defenses, choke defenses, strike defenses, rear and side attacks, ground defenses.

Resolution and Follow Up: Am I safe? Have I told authorities and members of my family and friends? How do I heal? What did I learn?

Muay Thai | TaeKwonDo | BJJ | Karate | Boxing

Muay Thai | TaeKwonDo | BJJ | Karate | Boxing


Discover the ultimate martial arts experience at Element Martial Arts Inc. Our world-class instructors provide unparalleled training in Muay Thai, Karate, Jiu Jitsu, and Tae Kwon Do. With unlimited memberships, you can train as much as you want, unlocking your full potential. We go beyond boundaries, offering multidisciplinary expertise to elevate your skills. Join us and embark on a transformative journey where excellence knows no limits. Elevate your martial arts journey with Element Martial Arts Inc.

If my mind can conceive it, my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it.

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