KickAss Women's Self-Defense class, led by Coaches Greg and Tori, consists of a combination of drills and techniques from Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Thai Kickboxing, as well as incorporates mental awareness.
We cover verbal defense, mental/emotional defense and of course the physical techniques for self-defense. You'll find that the benefits of self-defense training will benefit you in other areas of life, not just when you are walking through a scary parking garage.
Get ready for a great workout where you'll discover increased confidence, balance, and strength, while learning trustworthy techniques and skills for self-defense!
This is a weekly ongoing class that meets every Saturday 3-4:10 pm with extra time allotted after each class for additional practice and discussion.
This class takes place at our Glenmont location in Silver Spring, MD. (More location info below. Metro accessible.)
This is a female only class: teen to adult. Please wear exercise clothing. The floor is padded for shoeless training.
Greg Bartman has been teaching Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Thai Kickboxing for over 15 years, with an emphasis on clear instruction and a unique understanding of his student's needs. He feels self-defense training should be accessible to anyone and recognizes not only the importance of self-defense for women, but also the unique concerns, experiences and expectations some women may bring with them to class. He works to create an open and supportive environment where any question can be asked and addressed. Greg is the top self-defense instructor in the area under Relson Gracie, the foremost authority on street defense based on Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Tori Garten has been training with Greg since 2006 and co-teaches women's self-defense seminars and the Kid's Jiu-Jitsu and Self-defense class. She is the top ranked female self-defense Jiu-Jitsu instructor under Relson Gracie in the area. She feels every woman, regardless of age, strength or athletic ability should have the opportunity to learn to defend herself in a safe and welcoming environment. She understands the fears and concerns many women have and feels addressing those concerns in an open and supportive format lead to greater verbal, mental/emotional and physical self-defense skills for all students.
If you are wondering whether or not you can do it - you can! The hardest part is walking through the door.
Both Greg and Tori have a strong interest in the practical application of self-defense, and recognize the positive impact that conquering physical and mental challenges can have on increasing a woman's self-confidence.
Sign up for your VIP first class right now and you are ready to come in! Reserve a spot now! Limited space is available.
Prospective members are welcome to take a first class for 14.95 that can be applied toward the first month membership. Pay online with credit card, debit card, or PayPal account. If signing up more than one individual, you will be able to increase the quantity after adding to the PayPal cart.
Note: Monthly membership dues are dependent on location, class type, and training frequency. Give the class a try or contact us today and we'll be happy to figure out what will be best for you!
And check out our other classes ... all have female members!
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12357 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, Maryland 20906
The sign up top says Karate and the doorway is shared between Dragon Martial Arts and the Dance Studio.
At the intersection of Randolph Rd and Georgia Ave, in the Glenmont Shopping Center with Staples and CVS.
This location is accessible by metro, within a short walk from Glenmont Metro station on the Red Line.
Easily accessible from Rockville, Wheaton, Bethesda, and Olney, Maryland.
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