LADIES SELF DEFENCE PROGRAM
Jiu-Jitsu has been in the fight for women’s rights since 1910 when the Suffragette movement of the UK used its techniques to protect themselves from arrest during their campaign for the right to vote. The nature of Jiu-Jitsu as a defensive art makes it suitable not only for women but also medical staff, police and security services as it allows a practitioner to effectively neutralise an aggressor using minimal force. This means that the techniques can be used to cover a wider array of situations ranging from the irritating and mundane such as a drunk and annoying friend or work colleague at a party to the much more serious and potentially life threatening.
In this program you will learn to apply the basic principles of Jiu-Jitsu such as base and leverage to first set boundaries, both physical and mental and then how to apply the skills learned to maintain distance, break contact, escape and eventually neutralise a situation.
The program consists of 15 lessons designed to illustrate how Jiu-Jitsu can be applied to various self defence situations. During the program, you will also be offered the opportunity to practice the techniques you have learned at our ‘open mat’ session on Sunday mornings. For this, we suggest bringing a willing husband, boyfriend, brother or male friend that you don’t mind choking, to play the ‘bad guy’.
At the end of the program you will also be given the option to join the regular Jiu-Jitsu classes with one free month of training.
LADIES SELF DEFENCE SCHEDULE
|Thursday||19:00 - 20:00||Ladies Self Defence||Russ Homer|
|Sunday||10:30 - 12:00||Open Mat||Russ Homer|
THE PROGRAM WILL RUN FROM APRIL 4th TO JULY 25th 2019
I recently attended BJJ Leiden's first women's self-defense workshop and it was super. I was a bit nervous as a novice with no upper body strength but the teaching style was excellent - really encouraging and easy to understand. Every move was broken down and applied to potential real-life scenarios. It was a great experience and confidence boost and left me wanting more. I would definitely recommend BJJ Leiden to all genders, sizes, strengths and abilities!
Ik heb bij BJJ Leiden een zelfverdedigingscursus voor vrouwen gevolgd. Het was een hele leuke interactieve les. De cursus ging niet over hoe je door het gebruik van geweld je tegenstander te lijf gaat, maar juist hoe je vanuit je eigen kracht jezelf kan verdedigen tegen iemand die misschien veel sterker is. De oefeningen werden voorgedaan, waarna we zelf verder konden oefenen met een begeleider. Ook gaf trainer Russ duidelijk uitleg over de JiuJitsu filosofie waarop de training gebaseerd is.