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Women’s Self-Defense


This class is for women only. This is a basic self-defense class based on the classic Gracie self-defense. Regardless of age, shape, size, or fitness level, this class has something to offer every woman.

Gracie self-defense
is the most effective form of self-defense for women because:

  • It relies on leverage and timing rather than strength or speed. The result is that even a petite woman can overcome a much larger and stronger attacker.
  • All of the techniques are based on natural body movements, which make them easy to learn and recall when needed.
  • These techniques have been approved and used by law enforcement and military personnel.
  • The Gracie self-defense techniques taught in this class are those that would be most effective in a real attack situation. The result is that you become more effective at defending yourself in less time.
  • While fights start from standing, most go to ground, particularly where the victim is a woman. In addition to learning how to prevent being taken to the ground, students also learn how to effectively defend themselves even with a larger and stronger opponent on top of them. Gracie self defense is based on Gracie Jiu-Jitsu – a ground fighting system.

Details about this course:

  • For women only, of all ages, sizes, and fitness levels.
  • This is a 16 class course.
  • After completing the course, some students choose to continue taking the Women’s Self Defense course for another 16 classes to reinforce and fine-tune the techniques they have learned.
  • We encourage graduates of the Women’s Self Defense course to attend our Tier 1 Jiu-Jitsu classes, as they now have the foundation needed to excel in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.


Contact us today and take a free trial! 443-864-8505 or email us at


Leverage Jiu-Jitsu Academy
8191 Maple Lawn Blvd
Suite D
Fulton, MD 20759

Phone: (301) 498-4555