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Free Women's Self Defence Workshop

Free Women's Self Defence Workshop

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  • Sat 12 Jan ’13, 10:00am – 12:00pm


Combat Room Muay Thai, 60/62 Ghuznee St, Te Aro, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


Combat Room

Using what you've got and what you know, to keep yourself safe!

Brazilian jiu jitsu for self defence
The workshop will involve discussions and fun activities designed to get you thinking about how you go about keeping yourself safe. The aim of the workshop is not to teach complicated techniques or combative moves but identifying and using what you've got and what you know, to keep yourself safe. All ages and fitness levels welcome!

Brazilian jiu jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that emphasises ground grappling. One of the main premises of Brazilian jiu jitsu is 'maximum efficiency with minimal effort'. When women realise that a smaller, weaker person can overcome a bigger, stronger opponent using leverage and proper technique, training Brazilian jiu jitsu becomes empowering and great means of self-defence considering nearly all attacks go to the ground.

This is not difficult! There will be close physical contact with other women while practicing some of the techniques so be prepared for this, however feel free to stop and watch whenever you do not feel comfortable participating further.

What to wear
Be comfortable! Shirts, shorts and sweat pants are all fine. Try not to wear anything with extra pockets, belt loops or baggy fabric. These are dangerous since fingers and toes can get caught in them. Baggy cargo shorts are a common example of what not to wear. Also bring a drink bottle to keep hydrated.

Who am I?
Maren, has over 11 years of experience in judo and Brazilian jiu jitsu experience. Maren has won a number of national and international events. Recent highlights include coming third in the World Abu Dhabi Professional Jiu Jitsu Competition (women's advanced category) in April 2012. Maren has taken women's self defence classes at combat room since January 2012.

Enquiries/RSVP: Maren Frerichs

For information about our regular WSD class: http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2012/womens-self-defence/wellington

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