RAPE IS NOT A CRIME OF LOVE OR LUST. IT IS A CRIME OF POWER & CONTROL, AND WE PROVIDE TOOLS TO DEFEND AGAINST IT.


Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for WOMEN

For over 15 years law enforcement and survivors have helped us identify the 15 most common attack strategies that a predator is likely to use in a sexual assault. The program covers every stage of a sexual assault, from hair-grabs, wrist-grabs, bear hugs, chokes to being pinned to the ground with a weapon. Along with the physical defenses, we focus on the mental and emotional state of mind long before the fight begins in identifying a predator whether it is a stranger (someone you have never met) or a non-stranger (someone you know and trust such as a friend or family member). 

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for CHILDREN

The Family Member, Friend & Bully
When training Deaf or Hearing children, the focus is heavily on the Non-Stranger (friend/family member) and the Bully, as well as the Stranger. Children learn how to identify, neutralize, defend and escape each kind of situation. Respect, healthy eating habits and hygiene are incorporated. 

Deaf Culture
For Deaf children, Deaf Culture per the appropriate way to communicate – touch (a tap versus rub, vs grab.. etc) is incorporated.


MEN & GLBT COMMUNITY


Training is just as empowering to men, as they can also be survivors or know someone who is a survivor and therefore need tools to empower them such as learning how to resolve physical triggers.

SURVIVORS


This program is incredibly HEALING for survivors of emotional-mental-physical violence, abuse or bullying. 

Photo: Survivors from Safe Place (a home for Survivors of violence) learning empowerment tools.