2023 WOMEN’S SELF-DEFENSE MONTHLY WORKSHOP SERIES
A monthly opportunity to learn and to practice self-defense. Based on the Gracie Jiu Jitsu self-defense curriculum, each workshop will approach realistic and practical techniques and tips to empower women to protect themselves. Suitable for women of all ages (early teens and on). No previous experience required.
Participants can choose to attend only one workshop or all of them! Each workshop is a complete set of lessons on its own, offering participants skills and knowledge to address the most common assaults and self-protection concerns faced by women. As an entire series, these workshops will provide greater knowledge and allow for the practice and development of proficiency in this subject.
For 2023 our self-defense workshop series is planned to be hosted on the 1st Saturday of each month. Holidays and other events may require the dates to be moved to the next available Saturday or Sunday of the month. A confirmed date and sign up link for the workshop will be posted below at least 40 days in advance. Contact us with any questions and for assistance in registering.
Returning students or students wishing to book more than one workshop are eligible for a special discount. In this case, please contact us directly to register.
To be confirmed (tentative dates and times):
- Saturday, May 6th (2:15pm to 4:15pm)
- Saturday, June 3rd (2:15pm to 4:15pm)
- Saturday, July 8th (2:15pm to 4:15pm)
- Saturday, August 5th (2:15pm to 4:15pm)
- Saturday, September 2nd (2:15pm to 4:15pm)
- Saturday, October 7th (2:15pm to 4:15pm)
- Saturday, November 4th (2:15pm to 4:15pm)
- Saturday, December 2nd (2:15pm to 4:15pm)
What to wear: Workout/Yoga Wear. For safety, please no jeans, buttons or zippers.
Recommended to women of all ages! No experience, strength or flexibility required! On this friendly and informative session we will approach realistic and practical self-defense tips and techniques to empower women to protect themselves. Young girls and teens are encouraged to team up and work together during the workshop or in the absence of peers of the same age, it is required that a parent or a relative participate in the workshop with the child or teen.
Special Note for Pregnant Women, New Moms or Anyone with any Injuries or Physical Disability: This workshop is as much informative as it is hands-on. We do encourage everyone’s participation with mindful attention to honor your body’s needs. For your safety, we will help you find modifications whenever possible or we will recommend that you skip certain techniques that cannot be modified to support your current condition. We are sure that by listening in to what is being taught and by doing as much or as little of the hands-on techniques as you can, you will leave the workshop with a heightened sense of awareness and will be empowered to keep safe at all times and stages of your life. Those with any medical concerns are advised to discuss them with their doctor and to follow the doctor’s recommendation in approaching the practice of a physical activity. Please contact our instructor to let her know of your needs prior to the beginning of the workshop.
GROUP’S SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS
Would you like to arrange for a private group seminar? Please contact us for details and availability.
Where: Gracie New Jersey Academy
56 Payne Rd, Lebanon, NJ 08833
To learn more about Prof. Angelica Oliveira or to contact her, please click here.