Women Empowered Jiu Jitsu in Edmonton
First, A Note From Our Head Instructor:
Hi, my name is Jeff Greekas, owner and head instructor of Edmonton Gracie Jiu-Jitsu®. I want to take a moment to welcome you to our website and to say THANK YOU for considering our Women Empowered® Gracie Jiu-Jitsu® Program. I have been training and teaching martial arts in the Edmonton area for the last two decades and have been able to meet and seen so many different kinds of people come through our doors. One thing that I have seen and heard is many stories where smaller individuals, especially females, who need self-defence the most, have been virtually chased out of martial arts schools that do not value a full inclusive training environment, are not cognizant of how intimidating it can be to walk into a school for the first time or know how to prioritize the training that counts. For example; not cultivating a cooperative training environment and instead want to establish and maintain a 'tough' school reputation and school vibe. This almost always results in the permanent resignation of the student from the martial arts. We already know that Gracie Jiu-Jitsu® works as it had been proved many years ago. We approach our training much differently.
Women Empowered® is a comprehensive self-defense program for women based on proven verbal, physical, and psychological defense strategies tested and proven effective over nearly two decades.
Self-defense begins long before the fight gets physical. Your first and most important line of defense is a heightened sense of awareness. Women Empowered teaches you the most common strategies used by both strangers and non-stranger assailants so you can prevent attacks before they happen. However, no matter how diligently you practice awareness and avoidance techniques, someone might slip through your defenses and attack you. Regardless of your age or physical condition, you CAN and SHOULD defend yourself, and the Women Empowered program will give you the tools and the confidence to make it happen.
The Women Empowered program is unique in that it is effective for all women, and it is the only self-defense program that effectively addresses what to do at all four phases of a sexual assault. Through correspondence with law enforcement officials and reports submitted by survivors, we’ve discovered that nearly all sexual assaults follow the same four-phase strategy: 1) Identify an unsuspecting target, 2) Subdue the target, 3) Exhaust the target, and 4) Execute the sexual assault.
All of our members receive free access to our online video curriculum. You can learn more about that at http://www.gracieuniversity.com
What are the benefits of Jiu Jitsu?
Why Should You Join?
Our school is dedicated to Jiu Jitsu and you’ll leave our classes feeling strong, proud, and excited to keep up with your training goals. We are passionate about what we teach and share important lessons around discipline, fitness and focus – while demonstrating healthy living and a passion for self-defense training. You won’t believe the confidence and self-esteem you’ll gain from just a few short weeks of training with us. Watch yourself THRIVE in our Jiu-Jitsu Program and find out more today.
- Interact in a positive and empowering environment
- Workout with peers the same age
- Improved flexibility, balance & strength
- Increase self esteem & body image
- Opportunity for stress release
- Motivating and challenging instructors