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Women’s Self Defense

Women’s self defense is offered at Savarese BJJ Academy. Our women’s program was specifically designed to prepare women for real life threatening situations. In addition, our self defense techniques provide the knowledge and skills for any woman to escape from her attacker, whether she is on her feet or on the ground.

This course is unique because it does not rely exclusively on punching and kicking like other forms of martial arts. Punching and kicking do not represent an effective strategy against an assailant who is bigger, stronger and capable of hitting back. In addition, they are useless on the ground, which is where an attacker is most likely to assault a woman.

It is structured to achieve maximum comfort for females interested in pursuing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This class offers a relaxed, non-threatening environment ideal for the beginner or intermediate student to grow and learn quickly under the guidance of experienced and highly-accomplished female instructors.

Your 1st intro lesson will be with a female instructor. After that, you are in co-ed classes. We understand that some women feel intimidated stepping inside a martial arts school with more experienced students or with the majority of male students. We used to do all women’s classes. But statistics show that you are 86% more inclined to be attacked by a man so we do not offer classes with only women. You want to prepare you for what may happen, not lie to you and take your money. We have one of the largest women’s teams on the East Coast and have female blackbelts here who teach classes as well as All American female wrestlers who also teach here. You are in good hands.

What to Expect in Women’s Self Defense:

You don’t have to be young or fit to start! Our ages currently range from 13 to over 40. Whether you are interested in self defense classes, fitness, or competition, Savarese Jiu-Jitsu adjusts to meet everyone’s needs. You don’t have to be in shape to train BJJ, we will lead you through all the first steps to get you in the best shape of your life. Students quickly notice an increase in flexibility, muscle strength, endurance and general well-being.

The idea behind our self-defense program is that the weaker and smaller can fight the bigger and stronger. Furthermore, how to avoid confrontations. and be more aware. Hence, this art is the best self-defense martial arts for women…period. We believe most attacks end up on the ground and we teach you how to defend yourself from there.

Finally, if you just need a hobby, or some time for yourself or are tired of all the workouts that are not challenging you, give our classes a try. See how BJJ will help you improve your self confidence, energy, and general well-being. Give it a try and experience a change in your life!

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