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Luis Hernandez reviewed Gracie Barra Whittier
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Great place for my kids and I to train BJJ!! Instructors are motivating and patient.

Alex Gonzales reviewed Gracie Barra Whittier
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Awesome my child love's it. Coaches and students very pleasant and welcoming.

Richard J. Hernandez reviewed Gracie Barra Whittier
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Thank you to the team at Gracie Barra Whittier for instilling confidence in my son Michael. Your professionalism and knowledge far exceeded my expectations. My boy is extremely happy and enjoying every second of your class!

Rob Holland reviewed Gracie Barra Whittier
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If you think you are too old to start training, you're wrong. I started at 44 and I wish I would've done it years ago. It's not easy, but you won't regret it. The staff and students are great...no egos here, just solid training and constant support. BJJ Whittier is a family and a team...join us!!!

Daniel Madrid reviewed Gracie Barra Whittier
5
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A great facility with Professor Pedro Rodrigues running the establishment. I was welcomed in as one of their own and got to learn some new techniques while I was there. Thank you for the hospitality and if you live in the Whittier area, make sure to stop in and check out the school!

Kalani Kahanu reviewed Gracie Barra Whittier
5
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Great place to learn and practice the art. Top notch coaching/personnel. Clean facility. Laid back and friendly environment but also can get to Top Competitive Training. All students are great to spar/practice with NO attitudes. Definitely humbling and very honored to practice and train. #GBW

John Okura reviewed Gracie Barra Whittier
5
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Our three daughters attend as well as a nephew. I attend the beginners adult class. Following the recent death of his mother, my five year old nephew was very tentative starting out. Coaches Phil and Alex went above and beyond to make him comfortable and he now attends enthusiastically. I have been attending for about a month and a half, after not rolling at all since high school (25 years ago!). Everyone has been very welcoming and supportive. I have been paired with higher level blue belts in class and they have always been very gracious in teaching the correct way to execute positions. Have very much enjoyed my time and plan on continuing!

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Get in Shape and Harness Your Body’s Capabilities with Women’s Self Defense

Learn to Fight and Defend Yourself in a Fun Setting

Women’s Self Defense is a martial art and fighting technique that is designed to help people of any size defend themselves. It’s also a terrific way to tone and firm your body and reap the health benefits of martial arts.

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Do you want to lose weight and tone your muscles?

Do you want to feel prepared to defend yourself if you need to?

Are you ready to feel new levels of self-confidence and pride?

Getting in shape is important for people of all ages and sizes

Try something different from the same old routine

Studying martial arts provides you with a physical challenge combined with a mental one – and teaches you to defend yourself, too.

Women’s Self Defense is a unique form of martial arts that teaches students to leverage their body weight to use in the ring or against an attacker. A descendant of Judo, Women’s Self Defense is both a sport and a martial art – and it’s fun to learn.

Results and growth with every class!

Studying Women’s Self Defense can help you get in the best shape of your life. It’s a great way to lose weight, tone your muscles, and learn the key things you need to know to be able to defend yourself – even against an opponent who’s larger than you are.

Women’s Self Defense Builds Muscle and Maximizes Physical Fitness

Women’s Self Defense provides an intense, full-body workout that’s the perfect way to lose weight, increase your muscle mass, and get into great shape.

By combining cardiovascular training with toning and training, Women’s Self Defense students push their bodies hard and learn what they are capable of.

It’s a great way to burn calories in a fun and supportive setting that encourages all students to do their best.

Women’s Self Defense Teaches Practical Self-Defense Techniques

The thought of having to defend yourself against a bigger, stronger assailant might be scary, but Women’s Self Defense is designed to help you overcome your fears.

By teaching students to take the fight to the ground where they can use chokeholds and other effective techniques to defend themselves, Women’s Self Defense helps leverage even a small body into a huge problem for an attacker.

Best of all, Women’s Self Defense builds strength and agility, both of which help in self-defense situations.

Women’s Self Defense Students Walk with Confidence and Pride

There’s no feeling quite like the feeling of knowing that your body is strong, agile, and able to do whatever you want it to do.

Studying Women’s Self Defense gives students the knowledge that they can leverage their body’s strength to accomplish things they never thought possible.

Over time, it increases self-confidence and pride – and that carries over to work, home, and every area of your personal life.

Women’s Self Defense Competitions Provide a Unique Challenge

Students who have a natural competitive drive love Women’s Self Defense because it’s a sport as well as a self-defense method.

Women’s Self Defense requires students to spar and fight in class. They can also choose to compete to prove their ability or to advance to new levels of achievement.

Women’s Self Defense competitions help students set goals and work toward them – and to relish the experience of victory.

Our three daughters attend as well as a nephew. I attend the beginners adult class. Following the recent death of his mother, my five year old nephew was very tentative starting out. Coaches Phil and Alex went above and beyond to make him comfortable and he now attends enthusiastically. I have been attending for about a month and a half, after not rolling at all since high school (25 years ago!). Everyone has been very welcoming and supportive. I have been paired with higher level blue belts in class and they have always been very gracious in teaching the correct way to execute positions. Have very much enjoyed my time and plan on continuing!

John Okura

Great place to learn and practice the art. Top notch coaching/personnel. Clean facility. Laid back and friendly environment but also can get to Top Competitive Training. All students are great to spar/practice with NO attitudes. Definitely humbling and very honored to practice and train. #GBW

Kalani Kahanu

A great facility with Professor Pedro Rodrigues running the establishment. I was welcomed in as one of their own and got to learn some new techniques while I was there. Thank you for the hospitality and if you live in the Whittier area, make sure to stop in and check out the school!

Daniel Madrid

If you think you are too old to start training, you're wrong. I started at 44 and I wish I would've done it years ago. It's not easy, but you won't regret it. The staff and students are great...no egos here, just solid training and constant support. BJJ Whittier is a family and a team...join us!!!

Rob Holland
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FAQs

Do I need to know jiu-jitsu or Judo to study Women’s Self Defense?

No, you don’t. There are beginner classes available and many of the people who study Women’s Self Defense have no prior martial arts training.

Do I need any special equipment to study Brazilian Martial Arts?

Students typically wear a Gi (two-piece garment worn by martial artists.) It is also typical for some students may want to wear a mouth guard. It’s a good idea to have a supply of athletic tape, as well.

As a beginner, do I need to spar?

No. Beginner classes focus on teaching basic techniques and safety, and you can then work your way up to controlled sparring in class.

Can Women’s Self Defense help me defend myself?

Absolutely. It’s one of the world’s most effective self-defense techniques and is often preferred because it teaches students to leverage their body weight to defeat larger opponents.

Will taking Women’s Self Defense classes help me lose weight?

It can, particularly if you combine Women’s Self Defense classes with a healthy diet and lifestyle. Women’s Self Defense provides a great, full-body workout that burns calories, builds muscles, and boosts the metabolism.

More Benefits

Women’s Self Defense training relieves stress and anxiety and increases mental well-being.

Women’s Self Defense helps build strength, flexibility, and endurance.

Women’s Self Defense improves cardiovascular fitness and overall health.

Women’s Self Defense strengthens the mind-body connection, improves concentration, and encourages discipline and goal-setting.

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