1219 Lomita Blvd STE #103
Harbor City, CA 90710

5903 Sepulveda Blvd Suite A
Culver City, CA 90230

Women’s Jiu Jitsu Self-Defense Program

A Jiu Jitsu Self-Defense program founded and directed by Grandmaster Christianny Paiva Lima, a woman Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and 7th Degree Taekwondo Master, with over 35 years of experience in martial arts.

Grandmaster Christianny is a pioneer and the first female identified to achieve a Black Belt level in these two very distinct martial arts styles: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Taekwondo.

The Women’s Jiu Jitsu Self-Defense Program is for all women who want to learn realistic and effective self-defense in a safe, fun, and supportive environment. This program is for working professionals, moms, pre-teens, teens, young women preparing to go off to college and leave home for the first time; for anyone who has ever wanted the skills and confidence to know that they could protect themselves if they needed to, but don’t necessarily feel comfortable in a typical, predominantly male group class setting.

This program is designed for women who want to have the skills and confidence to defend themselves.

What will I learn?

The Women’s Program is uniquely designed to meet the needs of women who are primarily interested in Jiu Jitsu for self-defense. You will learn the skills and techniques you need to protect yourself in common self-defense scenarios, including:

  • Escaping from being pinned on the ground
  • What to do if you are grabbed from behind
  • How to defend yourself against strikes, both standing and, on the ground,
  • How to take down, pin, and control a much larger, stronger opponent
  • How to execute key submissions (e.g., armlock, triangle strangle, rear naked strangle, guillotine)
  • Fundamental striking for self-defense

What to expect in my first trial class?

In your first class you will be with a fellow student that is being practice for a while. You will learn the basic body positions to work in the ground. You will see other students practicing some cool movements and possible will make you think you never get this strange grappling martial art called Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. You perhaps starting ask yourself, “What I am doing in this place with all these women in the mats?” “Should I just go home?” “How long took these girls to learn all these complicate movements, even choke each other and being cool about it?” Very true!!! We all get some thoughts in the first class. However, you will start to feel more comfortable with it, after few minutes. We are very supportive with each other.
In the first class you will learn some basics about the body position and posture for grappling. How to take someone seating on top of you by sweeping them and landing in your closed guard and submit the other person with a collar neck choke. You will also learn how to defend yourself from the same choke.
By the end of the class, you will look at yourself and think: “One hour ago I had no idea how to do any grappling, and now I feel so amazing about it. In one class I truly was able to already do few moves. I actually choked another person!”

What to wear in my first trial class?

Clothes: t-shirt/sport top/rash guard. Leggings are the best for the bottom! Make sure your clothes don’t have any zippers or metals on it. You will be providing with a Gi (Jiu jitsu uniform) to borrow for your trial.
Hair: I extremely advise you to tie your hair up. Remember is grappling! Long hair will get in the way. No metal or bob pins on your hair, please.
Jewelry: PLEASE! Remove ALL Jewelry! For your safety and the others.
Hygiene: Before step in class, make sure your hands and feet are clean. Also check your body odor. Wear a deodorant is a big plus for everyone. Clothes must be clean without tears.
Nails: Hand and toenails must be SHORT and clean.

How do I get started?

Call or email to schedule your FREE Trial.
Get started on your path towards self-development and personal empowerment today!
The Women’s Program is ongoing. Join at any time!

Culver City
Thursday 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Saturday 9:00am to 10:00am

Harbor City
Friday 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Saturday 12:30pm to 2:00pm