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Free Women Empowered Seminar in January!

December 1, 2016

Free Self-defense Seminar January 14th at the Gracie Academy and Select CTCs

In response to a violent sexual assault in Los Angeles, Gracie Academy Headquarters and select Certified Training Centers will be teaching special 2-hour seminars around the world for free. The seminar is designed for first-time self-defense students and will teach participants six critical techniques to address the following threat scenarios:

-How to thwart potential attacks by making yourself a "hard target."
-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.

Space is VERY Limited - Save Your Spot Today
The seminar is free but space is very limited, so you must RSVP in advance. Absolutely no experience is necessary to participate, and the seminar is 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 in this special 2-hour seminar, 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, January 14 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: 3515 Artesia Blvd, Torrance, CA 90504
Attire: Casual workout attire.
RSVP: Call (310) 353-4100 or send an email to

Torrance Self-defense Seminar

Date: Sunday, January 22 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 3515 Artesia Blvd, Torrance, CA 90504
Attire: Casual workout attire.
RSVP: Call (310) 353-4100 or send an email to

Other Free Seminar Locations
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Leesburg, VA (Contact Marco at
Manhattan, KS (Contact Jeremiah at
Montgomery, AL (Contact John at
Norfolk, VA (Contact Bill at
Queens Village, NY (Contact Michele at
Quincy, MA (Contact David at
Richmond, VA (Contact Mike at
Santa Cruz, CA (Contact Stephen at
Williamsburg, VA (Contact John at
Kialla, Australia (Contact Scott at
North Vancouver, Canada (Contact Marc at
Jacksonville, NC (Contact Robert at
Huntington Beach, CA (Contact Carlos at
Louisville, KY (Contact Allan at
Palm Desert, CA (Contact Anthony at
Destin, FL (Contact Carlos at
Keego Harbor, MI (Contact Don at
Tampa, FL (Contact Emiliano at
Madison, MS (Contact Houston at
Seoul, Korea (Contact Jason at
Durham, NC (Contact Sunny at
Milwaukee, WI (Contact Skye at
Wahiawa, HI (Contact Noel at
Granada Hills, CA (Contact Joe at

No Seminar Location Near You?
We're sorry if you do not live near a Certified Training Center that is authorized to teach the Women Empowered program. The next best option is to log on to and access the complete Women Empowered program online, so you can join the thousands of families who are learning self-defense from home! Click here to learn more.