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Free Self Defence Courses in Calgary

WHY do we offer FREE self Defence Courses?...

....It's all part of giving back and removing obstacles that would otherwize prevent everyday people from attending.

If there's a possiblity that we can help another person, then it's all worth while.

We teach a very practical system of Self Defence which is suitable for anyone.

Courses are for Men, Women and Teens

Separate Programs are available for Kids

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Programs Available:

  • Targeting and Striking
  • Escape Techniques
  • Ground Defence
  • Keychain Defence
  • Take-Downs
  • Hold-Downs

The Techniques taught on our Free Self Defense Courses in Calgary are very simple and very effective

Fightwize now hold Free Self Defence Courses in the Following Locations -

  • Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Red Deer, AB, Canada
  • Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • Newmarket, Ont, Canada
  • Rugby, Wark's, UK
  • Coventry, Wark's, UK

We also hold Courses for Groups and Corporate Organisations.

Contact us directly for information on Private Instruction.

Our Free Self Defence Courses are suitable for virtually anyone!

All information is simple!

All Techniques are simple and effective!

Techniques consist of Gross Motor Skills - These are simple body movements that all people are capable of performing.

  • Personal Protection
  • Safety
  • Life Saving Skills
  • Increase Confidence
  • Belief in Yourself
  • Reduce Stress

Self Defence is not just about learning a few moves - It's about everything we do on a daily basis.

Although most of our courses are for both men and women, 95% of all who attend are women.

We have both Male and Female Instructors

If you would like to organise a course at a location not listed on our site, please contact us directly for details.

It's not about Fighting, it's about Survival and doing everything possible to ensure it!
















Fightwize Instructors

Sensei Malcolm Bale

Head Instructor - Malcolm Bale was exposed to Ju-Jitsu from an early age as his Mother trained in Ju-Jitsu under Instructor - Master John Farkas in Rugby, England.

Malcolm was also involved in Boxing from an early age for many years with the Rugby Irish Amateur Boxing Club, Rugby, England. Charlie Marshall, Steve Cotterill, Derek Linster and Ray Gwillam all great Trainers with so much great information to teach. He trained in Full Contact Karate (ECKA) under the Instruction of Dev Barrett and Clive Tennant in Coventry, England. These arts did build an excellent foundation for Self-Defence, all that was missing was an art which gives a more practical street application and Tadashii Do Ju-Jitsu certainly filled that void.

Malcolm became involved in Ju-Jitsu with Can-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu in Calgary under the instruction of Sensei Kevin Lintott. He was awarded rank of Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) in July 2003 by Shihan Steve Hiscoe in Chilliwack, BC. He was awarded rank of Nidan (2nd Degree Black Belt) by Sensei Kevin Lintott in July 2005. Sensei Kevin Lintott is Head Instructor of GMA Martial Arts and based in Grande Prairie, AB. He is also Chief Instructor of The Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Association (AJJA).

Alberta Self Defence (Fightwize) have run many Free Self Defence Courses in the Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton areas, teaching a Stand-Up Jiu-Jitsu with emphasis on modern Self-Defence.

From time to time, we will have instructors from our parent Club taking sessions. Tadashii Do Ju Jitsu is well established with many experienced Black-Belt Instructors at their disposal.

We will also train at Seminars and Camps at various locations around Alberta.

Malcolm is one of the few Self Defence Instructors in Calgary. Courses are also held in Edmonton Red Deer and other locations throughout Alberta. More Recently we have started to offer Free Self Defence Courses in Coventry and Rugby, Warwickshire, UK.

More locations throughout Canada and the UK will become available in the coming weeks and Months.

Other Instructors with Fightwize are:

Sensei Mariedke Dalman

Mariedke began her training in Can-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu in the summer of 2000 and has been a direct student of Steve Hiscoe Shihan (www.hiscoejiu-jitsu.org) since 2006.  She received her Nidan (2nd degree black belt) in 2005 and is one of few women to have achieved this rank in Can-Ryu.
Having lived here most of her life, Mariedke has seen Calgary's violence change from a rare occurrence to a daily one.  From the time she was a teenager until her early adulthood she felt small and weak, and would worry about what she would (or could) do if ever confronted with violence; this is what drew her to the martial arts.
Part of Mariedke's passion for teaching is her belief that everyone should have the ability to protect themselves, regardless of size or gender.  Being 5'2", she's able to demonstrate to her students time and again how technique is what allows you to accomplish the tasks in the curriculum (throws, takedowns, escapes etc.), not large muscles and 6-pack abs.
Mariedke has taught numerous self-defense courses to the public since 2003, and has contributed significantly to the development of a number of Jiu-Jitsu programs for children, teens and adults.
In addition to her Jiu-Jitsu training, Mariedke is a Level 1 Field Agent for the Kid-Safe Network, holds a Level 2 rank in Arnis de Cadena from Guro Joel Huncar and trains occasionally with Sensei Dave Rathnow in Eishin-Ryu Iaido.


Sean Grimes

Sean Grimes is a student of Sensei Malcolm Bale and helps with the Instruction at Ju-Jitsu Calgary.

Tim Humphries

Tim Humphries is a student of Sensei Malcolm Bale and helps with the Instruction at Ju-Jitsu Calgary.






Choosing A Course for You -

We Hold Many Free Self Defence Courses in Calgary. If you want to learn more, we have regular classes available too. There is no pressure or Obligation to learn more.

It's a big Decision -
Know what it is you are looking for, or at least have a good idea about what to expect.

Prevention is Better Than Cure -

Learning a few skills and Growing Your Confidence may be all that's required for you to avoid a serious situation

Just One Snippet of Information in the right hands can be the difference!

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