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GJJ Seminar for the Visually Impaired

April 6, 2012

April 14th from 2:00pm - 4:30pm at the Gracie Academy

For the first time in the history of the Gracie Academy we will host a free seminar for blind/visually impaired students. We have had a handful of blind students over the years and every single one of them has experience an extremely positive life transformation through the confidence that Gracie Jiu-Jitsu provides.

Nathan Russell, who has suffered full loss of vision, is a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu purple belt and recently completed the Gracie Academy ICP (Instructor Certification Program). Nathan will be co-instructing the seminar on April 14, 2012. Here is what he has to say about his experience with Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

"My goal is to demonstrate that Gracie Jiu-Jitsu self-defense is highly effective and can be learned by anyone with visual impairment. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has given me the confidence and coordination to walk the streets in safety and without fear, regardless of my surroundings."

The seminar is free to all attendees, but space is limited, so we recommend reserving your spot early. To save a spot for a visually impaired friend or family member, please contact Guido Jenniges at (310) 874-6872.