Women’s Self Defense

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I’m starting to get the hang of some of the foundational moves involved in Muay Thai self defense. So far, I’ve participated in three classes and I’ve worked with three different partners. I’m learning a lot from Coach Russell and watching his strikes and kicks, but I’m also learning a lot from the people I’m… Read more »

Womens Self-Defense: Avoid Getting Dragged in Public

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Womens Self-Defense. How to Avoid Getting Dragged in Public Most rapists will attempt to drag their targets into a secluded area in order to lessen the chances of someone catching them in the act. As a woman, it’s imperative that you learn how to avoid getting dragged in public. Fortunately, this is a technique that… Read more »

Famous Women and Self-Defense Jiu-Jitsu Classes

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Famous Women who’ve Taken Self-Defense Jiu-Jitsu Classes In a sport that is largely dominated by men, there are women who have reached the metaphoric summit in Jiu-Jitsu and become very famous as a result. It wasn’t until fairly recently that there’s been an upsurge in women participating in Self-Defense Jiu-Jitsu. Let’s take a look at… Read more »

Self-Defense: What to do if You’re Attacked

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How to Avoid Becoming a Target (and What to do if You’re Attacked) There are two distinct components associated with good self-defense: not looking like a target and what to do if you’re attacked. Not looking like a target is more like an upfront barrier than anything else. It’s designed to deter an attacker from… Read more »

Can Your Daughter Learn Self-Defense?

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Is it Safe For My Daughter To Take Self-Defense Classes? As a parent, you might feel a little nervous about your daughter taking self-defense classes. First of all, know that what you’re feeling is completely normal. No parent wants to see his or her child get put in harm’s way. However, you need to realize… Read more »

Is Women’s Self-Defense Difficult?

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Is Women’s Self-Defense Difficult? Women’s self-defense is inherently the same thing as regular self-defense. It will teach you self-discipline, respect, perseverance, and will allow you to increase your cardiovascular endurance. Self-defense classes might be difficult in the sense that you’ll be challenged both mentally and physically each and every practice. However, it isn’t difficult in… Read more »

Women’s Self Defense: Gi or no Gi?

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Should Women Train in Gi or No Gi For Learning Self Defense? If you’re a woman who is new to Jiu-Jitsu, you’re probably wondering what the best way to learn would be. More specifically, you can either train with the gi or without one. Both offer their unique set of advantages and disadvantages, and we’ll… Read more »

Why Should All Woman Consider Learning Self-Defense?

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Why Should All Woman Consider Learning Self-Defense? It isn’t only women who should invest time in learning self-defense. In fact, everyone should learn some form of martial arts. However, women in particular need to learn the most since they often end up as targets by muggers and rapists. Below are some reasons why all women… Read more »

Can Anyone Do BJJ?

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Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a sport that revolves primarily around grappling and submission-based moves. For this reason, it is often said to be one of the most efficient forms of martial arts for one-on-one self-defense situation. Can anyone do BJJ though? In short, yes. This isn’t a sport that discriminates against size, age, weight, or experience…. Read more »