What Gracie class should they start with? It is generally recommended to begin at age 13 since some of the content shared is PG-13. I believe that the Women Empowered Program
is the best place to start for women (or girls) ages 13+ since its focus is to defend against the most common attacks against women. We’ve also found that women who complete this program continue on in their self defense journey by joining subsequent programs
That it’s a ladies only self-defense program, and that its targeted focus is to teach ladies to defend themselves against the most common attack scenarios. It also teaches ladies not only the physical aspects of self-defense, but also the psychological aspects. Incorporating the psychological aspect gives ladies the thinking ability that they need to potentially prevent an attack in the first place.
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.
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.
If training consistently, by the end of month 1 a student can expect to have a good overview of what the program will entail. By the end of month 3, their reflexes will begin to develop, but they will still need more practice in order to create / develop stronger reflexes. If a student has been consistently training, by the end of month 6 the student should have strong reflexes to ALL of the techniques taught. However, training a minimum of 8 months has shown to be the most effective time-frame in creating a solid muscle memory for the WE techniques.
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.
Yes, in fact the Women Empowered program is the gateway to other Jiu-Jitsu programs for women
. After learning the Women Empowered Program many ladies feel empowered (and more confident). This opens the door to more Jiu-Jitsu, and therefore many ladies want to continue their self-defense journey. Gracie Combatives is the next step for many ladies.
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.