In response to the aggravated rape that took place in Santa Monica on October 10, 2012, the Gracie Academy is offering two free women’s self-defense seminars in January, one in Torrance and one in Beverly Hills. Both sessions will address the following threat scenarios:

– 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.

Rener and I will both be teaching the January 19th session in Torrance- sign up today and be empowered!

These special 2-hour seminars are designed for first-time self-defense students and absolutely no experience is necessary to participate.

The seminars are free but space is very limited, so sign up now!

The seminars are 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 one of these special 2-hour seminars, use the information below and they’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 19 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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 20 from 10am to 12pm
Address: 324 S. Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Attire: Casual workout attire.
RSVP: Call (310) 553-0500 or send an email to

The techniques taught in these special 2-hour seminars are derived from the Gracie Women Empowered program. To learn more about this program click here.

See you there!