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Free Womens Self-defense Seminars

June 13, 2012

July 21 & 22 - Space is Limited, Reserve Your Spot Today

In response to the attempted rape that took place near Runyon Canyon on June 2, the Gracie Academy is offering two free women's self-defense seminars in July, one in Torrance and one in Beverly Hills. This special 2-hour seminar is designed for first-time self-defense students and will address the following threat scenarios:

  • How to break free from an attacker who grabs you without warning.

  • How to avoid being taken to the ground by a determined attacker.

  • How to escape from underneath an attacker who has you pinned to the ground.

Save Your Spot Today
The seminars are free but space is very limited, so you must RSVP in advance. Absolutely no experience is necessary to participate, and the seminars are open to women ages 13 and up (Note: Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). If you or someone you love would like to participate one of our special 2-hour seminars, contact us using the information below and we'll save your spot today. Also, feel free to forward this information to any of your friends who might be interested in attending.

Torrance Self-defense Seminar
Date: Saturday, July 21 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 3515 Artesia Blvd, Torrance, CA 90504
Attire: Casual workout attire.
RSVP: Call (310) 353-4100 or send an email to

Beverly Hills Self-defense Seminar
Date: Sunday, July 22 from 10am to 12pm
Address: 324 S. Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Attire: Casual workout attire.
RSVP: Call (310) 553-0500 or send an email to

The techniques taught in these special 2-hour seminars are derived from the Gracie Women Empowered program. To learn more about this program, click here.