15 self-defense techniques for women

Rener Gracie of the world-famous Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, CA walks us through the fifteen most important self-defense techniques for women.


Rener Gracie (born November 10, 1983) is an American fourth-degree black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, a head instructor at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy, and co-creator of Gracie University. He is the grandson of Helio Gracie a contributor to the Gracie Style of Jiu Jitsu, and the second eldest son of Rorion Gracie, the father of Gracie jiu-jitsu in the United States. Rener has spent over twenty-five years at the Gracie Academy studying under Rorion and Helio Gracie. Rener and his brother, Ryron Gracie created Gracie University, an online martial arts learning center, and developed distance learning packages for the Academy’s proprietary courses. Today, Gracie University has more than 100,000 active students in 196 countries offering tailored self-defense programs for men, women, and children. The curriculum includes Gracie Combatives, Gracie Bullyproof, Women Empowered, the Master Cycle, special instructor certification courses and courses for military and law enforcement professionals.

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The Gracie family (ˈɡɾejsi) is a prominent martial arts family from Brazil known for their development of Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ). They have been successful in combat sport competitions including mixed martial arts, vale tudo, and submission wrestling events. As a family, they uphold the Gracie challenge, which promotes their style of modern Jiu Jitsu (BJJ).

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Although there is no perfect substitute for the hands-on instruction one receives from a reputable instructor at a Certified Training Center, Gracie University was created to serve as the best alternative for those who don’t have access to a high-quality jiu-jitsu school.

The Gracie University claims to be the most effective distance learning program because it features a complete curriculum, total control, pure techniques, linear learning, ego-less training, dynamic reflex development, learning to teach, and more.

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Sample clip from the Women Empowered Training Program offered by Gracie Unversity: