Best Self-Defense Moves to Know As a Woman

Best Self-Defense Moves to Know As a Woman Most women participate in self-defense classes for the sole purpose of being able to protect themselves in public – others simply do it to stay in shape or keep themselves busy. If you’re going to partake in a self-defense martial art (like Jiu-Jitsu for example) then there… Read more »

Can I Take Self-Defense Classes Only With Other Women?

Can I Take Self-Defense Classes Only With Other Women? As a woman, taking self-defense classes with men can be a little intimidating (although it really shouldn’t be). The truth is that classes with a lot of men are probably safer than classes with a lot of women, since men typically have more control in their… Read more »

Women’s Jiu Jitsu for Fitness and Conditioning

Women's Self Defense in Portland

Listing all the benefits of Women’s Jiu Jitsu would take a multi-volume encyclopedia. Of the many benefits that it offers, the art remains one of the best ways for women to get into great physical condition. At this point, some might be wondering how women’s jiu Jitsu can be an improvement over cardio kickboxing which… Read more »

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu For Women

Women Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Portland

Brazilian jiu jitsu for women– some people look at it a bit skeptical and wonder why women choose to roll around in a very active competition with one another and men. But most of the people who actively wonder never have taken the time out to ask one of those women why they train Brazilian jiu jitsu,… Read more »

Eskrima / Kali /Arnis

Eskrima (also known as Kali or Arnis) is an incredibly versatile martial art from the Philippines. When training in these arts, you learn a refined sense of effective angles of attack and defense. Initially trained with rattan sticks, the Eskrimador quickly learns that this attack style can be worked with,  a knife, a sword, an… Read more »