Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu continues its tradition of using the martial arts as an empowerment tool for women all over Brooklyn as it presents a new edition of its Women’s Personal Protection Seminar on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. The event is free, and is specifically geared to women who have had no prior martial arts experience.
Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu presents these seminars on a quarterly basis, teaching women of all ages and stages self-defense success strategies to stay safe in their communities. The Women’s Personal Protection sessions incorporate ways to increase alertness, focus and safety, as well as basic physical strength and conditioning.
The Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu organization feels strongly that the attention on “self-defense” classes for women need to be based not exclusively on survival, but on success.
“We believe that there is much, much more available for women than just surviving a threatening or uncomfortable situation,” says lead instructor Gene Dunn. “Success when in danger implies control, confidence and empowerment. That’s what we’re working on.”
This echoes the school’s overarching mission: physical fitness, self-defense and assault prevention in a safe, cooperative environment free from antagonism. Their goal in presenting the Women’s Personal Protection Seminar this March is to share those empowerment strategies with as many people as possible.
“Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is fully committed to empowering women of all ages and stages, which is why this seminar is open to all women regardless of ability or experience,” says Dunn.
The sessions will be free to members of the local community, in keeping with the instructors belief that martial artists have a responsibility to the communities they inhabit.
They are designed for first-time self-defense students and will teach participants techniques to address the most common threat scenarios women face. Providing women in these communities with the ability to be smart, aware of their surroundings and prepared to defend against an attacker is top priority in the seminar.
If you are a woman or have a woman in your life, it is imperative that they attend this seminar to learn life-saving techniques.