Because we live in an unpredictable world, and the sexual assault numbers are alarming. The National Violence Against Women Survey found that rape is a crime committed primarily against youth. Of the women who reported being raped sometime in their lives, 21.6% were younger than age 12, 32.4% were ages 12 to 17, 29% were ages 18 to 24, and 16.6% were over 25 years old. Thus, 54% of women victims were under age 18 at the time of their first rape and 83% were under the age of 25. Also, among developmentally disabled adult females, as many as 83% are victims of sexual assault. Finally, even Women who are in an intimate relationship with their significant other have experienced some sexual violence by their partner in their lifetime. So every lady 13+ would benefit from learning self-defense!
Again, because the principles and techniques taught are targeted for very specific situations / scenarios. The techniques taught could either help a woman prevent a sexual assault from taking place and/or to defend themselves if need be.
The Gracie Jiu Jitsu system is an incredibly effective self defense system. The Women Empowered program considers the most common scenarios and methods in which women are most frequently attacked and uses Gracie Jiu Jitsu techniques and principals to effectively thwart an attacker.
That it covers ALL aspects to creating a self-defense mindset. The WE program teaches, first, how to prevent an attack in the first place, but then follows up with the physical techniques just in case a woman ever needed to potentially save their lives in an attack.
No sparring since the WE Program is solely for self-defense purposes. However, there are reflex development classes held periodically to test (and practice) a student’s reflexes to certain bad guy indicators.
Girls who start training Bully Proof now will have better success in any adult program since they’ve already been exposed to the foundations of Jiu Jitsu. Creating these strong foundations early on will ensure their success in completing other adult programs, including the Women Empowered program.
Women Empowered is a safe, effective way to learn self defense. WE will provide you with the ability to defend yourself against the most common attack scenarios and strategies on how to prevent an attack in the first place. Sign up for a free 7-day trial of Women Empowered feel the benefits for yourself.
If you live in the Denver or Aurora area then you can always sign up for a free 7-day trail of Women Empowered. If you are looking for self defense and want to go the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu route but you don't live in the Denver area, no worries. You can use this map to locate a Gracie Certified Training Center near you.