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Women Empowered is the official Gracie self-defense program for women. In this 10-lesson program, we will teach you how to neutralize the 20 most common attacks ranging from having your hair grabbed to being pinned to the ground by a weapon-bearing assailant. Each one-hour Women Empowered session addresses two techniques. You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience.


Unlike most self-defense systems that rely heavily on strength, speed, and coordination, the techniques in Women Empowered employ leverage, technique, and timing, so anyone, regardless of age or athletic ability, can make them work against larger opponents. Once you complete the Women Empowered program, you may test for promotion to Pink Belt!


Law enforcement officials and survivors of sexual assault helped us identify the 20 most common attack strategies that a male assailant is likely to use on a woman. From hair-grabs and choke-holds, to bear hugs and weapon defenses, the Women Empowered program covers

it all.

Step 1: Learn the Techniques

We have divided the 15 Women Empowered techniques into 10 one-hour classes so that you can complete the course at your own pace.

We designed each lesson so that you can start at any point in the course. As a result, you can start the program at any time and complete

the 10 lessons in any order. Upon enrolling, we will issue you a Women Empowered attendance card on which we will track your progress every step of the way.

What is the Pink Belt?

As with every program in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Gracie Combatives, Master Cycle and Gracie Bullyproof) awarding belts is the traditional way to acknowledge progress and accomplishment. With the development of Women Empowered program, the pink belt was created to acknowledge completion and mastery of the course.


To ensure the Women Empowered program is for you, we invite you to take advantage of our 10-day free trial.

To take advantage of our 10-day free trial, simply contact Gracie Jiu Jitsu Burwood, and a student services representative will help you get started right away!

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