April 2nd, 2024 – Walking Like Warriors: Introduction to Self-Defence with Alana Cook and Keanan Kellar

Professional MMA Fighters Alana Cook and Keanan Kellar will take you through an interactive, informative, and inspiring ninety-minute lesson on basic self-defence. This workshop includes martial arts demos, situational awareness, body language, street safety, and practical self-defence tools that everyone should know. Learn how to prevent conflict, protect yourself, and escape from unsafe situations. This course is for people of all ages, sizes, and athletic ability.

Thank you for your interest and participation!

This session’s video is now available for viewing.

Thank you to everyone for your continued interest in our events.

We would like to reiterate that everyone is welcome to our UBCLC sessions.

Date: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024 (PST)
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 am
Where: Free Online via Zoom

** The slides for this session will not be posted as requested by our guests, if you have any questions or concerns, please email: walkinglikewarriors@gmail.com **

Message from Alana Cook:
“Tansi kiyawow,
Thank you so much for registering for our first EVER online “Walking Like Warriors: Self-Defence” and “Unceded & Undefeated” webinar sessions with the UBC Learning Circle! This was such a positive experience, and I’m grateful we got the opportunity to show you all some practical techniques for preventing, managing, and avoiding conflict. It was thrilling to see people joining in from so many locations, and learning how to ‘walk like a warrior’ with us!
If you are interested in bringing the “Walking Like Warriors: Self-Defense” program to your community, please e-mail us at walkinglikewarriors@gmail.com for more information. In addition to our self-defense seminars, we can also provide martial arts classes such as boxing, kickboxing, wrestling, and jiu-jitsu for all levels. To read testimonials and see photos from our past workshops, please feel free to check out our website www.walkinglikewarriors.com
Remember: whether you are Indigenous or non-Indigenous, we got you! We are happy to work with all genders, all ages, and all fitness levels. No matter where you are (whether you’re urban, suburban, or on-reserve) no area is too remote for us. Self-defence is a human right, and one your community deserves!
Alana Cook
Walking Like Warriors

About the Presenters:


Alana Cook is a professional MMA fighter from Maple Ridge, BC, and a member of Métis Nation British Columbia. The founder of Walking Like Warriors, Alana is extremely passionate about empowering Indigenous women and youth to protect themselves, and believes that self-defence is a human right for all.


Keanan Kellar is a professional MMA fighter from Terrace, BC. A former amateur kickboxing champion and a brown belt in Brazilian-Jiu-jitsu, Keanan has experience coaching folks of all fitness levels and ages, and loves watching people fall in love with the martial arts.



  • Martial Arts at UBC – Website
  • Walking like Warriors – Website
  • Walking like Warriors Email: walkinglikewarriors@gmail.com
  • Walking like warriors social media: Instagram

The topics we cover can often be sensitive or emotionally triggering. Please make sure that you are looking after yourself. If at any point you feel that you need to talk to a friend, Elder, counselor, or family member: don’t hesitate to do so. Check out our Counseling Support Page.

Comments are closed, but trackbacks and pingbacks are open.