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I did not realize how easy it would be

Feburary 15, 2012

Powerful Testimonial from a Mother and Women Empowered Student

Dear Gracie Academy,

I feel compelled to share the experience I have had with your organization. Within the past year, my husband and son have become very involved in learning the art of jiu jitsu. I, being a busy mom and incredibly concerned with other areas of priority, chose to let it be their thing. My husband had tried several times to involve me in his learning process. In other words, he needed to practice the techniques on me. Frankly, I did not realize the importance of the art in my life.

In January, my husband signed me up for the Women Empowered Seminar at your academy. I think he was more excited about it than I. As the day approached, not only was I nervous, but I was skeptical in a way... I did not realize how easy the techniques would be and how effectively they would translate into my life if ever I was in an unfavorable or flat out dangerous situation. After a fair amount of "kicking and screaming" (and nearly ending up at a nail salon), I had an "ah ha" moment. It actually hit me like a ton of bricks. How fortunate would any woman be to have these moves in their back pocket! In the last few weeks, I have taken very much from the limited amount of time I have spent with your fluent instruction and wonderful assistants! Thank you so much for enlightening me. Your remarkable establishment and skill in educating/training has taken my curiosity to an entirely new level entirely, and I want to be on the mats right there with my husband.

Thank you again,


Ira de Guzmane