Women's Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
Tuesday & Thursday 7:00pm - 7:50pm
AMAC Women's Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Instructors:Iris Rousseau
All classes are women only and are organized and taught by Coach Iris Rousseau in a low pressure and safe environment.
Brazilian Jiu‐Jitsu (BJJ) is a highly effective self‐defense system. It is designed to allow a smaller, weaker person to defend herself in a real world situation even if the encounter goes to the ground.
Jiu‐Jitsu does this by the detailed study of correct body mechanics, timing and placement. This class studies self defense against attacks like grabs, bear hugs, chokes and more. Students study takedowns and how to avoid being taken to the ground or pined against a wall. If you end up on the ground you will learn how to escape being held down and get back to your feet. Self-Defense against weapons is also covered, you will learn how to deal with a knife or stick attack.
Gracie (Brazilian) Jiu‐Jitsu (BJJ) is a highly effective self‐defense system of ground fighting. It is designed to allow a smaller, weaker person to defend herself in a real world situation that goes to the ground. Gracie Jiu‐Jitsu does this by the detailed study of correct body mechanics, timing and placement. This is good for you the student because the methods are not based one strength or speed so the skills will not fade as will strength and speed. This is also in line with the self‐defense mindset of Gracie Jiu‐Jitsu, meaning your training should prepare you for a street encounter where you don’t get to choose what weight class you will be fighting in.
The self defense mindset is important because statistics say 90 to 95% of all violent attacks and street fights end up on the ground, where Gracie Jiu‐Jitsu’s techniques are most effective. Unlike most sport biased Jiu‐Jitsu programs, GJJ not only studies grappling but also teaches the student how to deal with the opponent that tries to strike you in each position and how to effectively deal with it.
The physical benefits of training are incredible for the student. Most students experience a physical change in their bodies within 30 days of beginning their training. Students will lose weight and become more lean, gain useable strength, become more flexible and loosen the body. Many students experience lower levels of stress which leads to higher levels of day to day energy.
The focus on real‐world self defense is what separates Gracie Jiu‐Jitsu from other Brazilian Jiu‐Jitsu systems that are more sport based. If personal protection and physical fitness are your goals, Gracie Jiu‐Jitsu has an effective answer that will work for you.
Benefits Of AMAC Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
- Increased Confidence & Empowerment
- Increased Flexibility & Core Strength
- Improved Coordination & Motor Skills
- Learn Effective Self-Defense
- Get Into Incredible Shape
- Improved Endurance & Stamina
Areas of study in the women’s program
- Self Defense against grabs, bear hugs, wrist grabs or grabs to clothing
- Self Defense agains choking
- Self Defense against various punching attacks
- Self Defense against blunt and edged weapons
- Escaping when pined against a wall
- Avoiding being taken to the ground
- Ground survival and escapes