I have been a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner for eleven, going on twelve, years now. Practicing with the Valente Brothers down in Miami, Florida, I have learned how to defend my life using solely my limbs and leverage. These brothers are some of the best jiu-jitsu professors you can find in the nation and their Women’s Program is nothing to sneeze at. Here is what they have to say about their program:
“The Valente Brothers Womens’ program was specifically designed to prepare women for real life threatening situations. Our Self Defense techniques provide the knowledge and skills for any woman to escape from her attacker, whether she is on her feet or on the ground. This course is unique because it does not rely exclusively on punching and kicking, as do many other forms of martial arts.
Punching and kicking do not represent an effective strategy against an assailant who is bigger, stronger and capable of hitting back. In addition, they are useless on the ground, which is where a rapist/attacker is most likely to assault a woman.
In addition to empowering women through the most effective self-defense techniques, the regular practice of Jiu-Jitsu represents one of the most complete forms of exercise. Students quickly notice an increase in flexibility, muscle strength, endurance and general well being.”
Ladies, if you are serious about protecting your life learning how to shoot is only phase 1. You MUST know how to fight hand-to-hand, even if you never leave the house without your firearm.