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Video: Woman Fights Off Knife Bearing Man

December 4, 2013

Watch her explain exactly how she did it!

A Minnesota woman fights off a knife wielding man with her bare hands and explains how she did it! Watch her tell the story, and be sure to join us for our free women's self-defense seminar in January!

Free Women's Self-Defense Seminars in January - RSVP Today!

The Gracie Academy is offering two free women's self-defense seminars in January, one in Torrance and one in Beverly Hills. This special 2-hour 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 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, January 11 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: Sunday, January 12 from 9:00am to 11:00am
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 the special 2-hour seminar 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.