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Free Women Self-Defense Seminars

June 21, 2013

A few months ago, a girl from San Gabriel Valley was kidnapped and raped. According to detectives, the suspect came up behind the victim, grabbed her, and forced her into an older, black four-door Mercedes that was parked behind a business. For more information on the assault click here.

6 Techniques Can Save Your Life!
The Gracie Academy is offering two free women's self-defense seminar in July, at the Torrance academy and in August, at the Beverly Hills academy. These special 2-hour seminars are designed for first-time self-defense students and will address six critical techniques to 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 in the 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, July 13 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

Beverly Hills Self-defense Seminar
Date: Saturday, August 10 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: 324 S. Beverly Drive, 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 or to watch some free Women Empowered instructional videos, click here.