Testimonials of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu instruction of Off-The-Grid Missions Training Events

I expected to fight –but NO, it was the complete opposite and yeah, that makes complete sense. It is such an eye-opener to see so many windows of opportunities, you are actually learning how to use your body instead of fighting. It is fabulous!
— Karen Putz (Author & Speaker)

There are 4 phases of a sexual assault, from identifying the bad guy, controlling (mentally/physically), and exhausting the victim. From isolating the victim to hair grabs, wrist/body pins and chokes, the GJJ Women Empowered program covers it all. Click here to learn more.


  Craig Hanaumi  trains Gracie Survival Tactics for Law Enforcement   "As a Police Officer in Bellevue, WA, I have had the privilege of building relationships with several organizations. In many of the partnerships I have combined outreach with one of my passions, Brazilian or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.  Having trained in the art since 2008, I have found it to be a highly effective system of Self Defense which can be done by a person of any size or fitness level.  Through my participation in Jiu-Jitsu I have met many amazing people, and this summer I met a woman who I think would be of great service,  Angela Maria Nardolillo .  A  Gallaudet University  Alumni, she has taught the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy's Women Empowered curriculum entirely in sign language at various locations around the world.  I have personally seen her work as an instructor, and it is extremely impressive and inspiring."   –  Craig Hanaumi ,   Police Officer at the Bellevue Police Department in Washington

Craig Hanaumi trains Gracie Survival Tactics for Law Enforcement

"As a Police Officer in Bellevue, WA, I have had the privilege of building relationships with several organizations. In many of the partnerships I have combined outreach with one of my passions, Brazilian or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.  Having trained in the art since 2008, I have found it to be a highly effective system of Self Defense which can be done by a person of any size or fitness level.  Through my participation in Jiu-Jitsu I have met many amazing people, and this summer I met a woman who I think would be of great service, Angela Maria Nardolillo.  A Gallaudet University Alumni, she has taught the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy's Women Empowered curriculum entirely in sign language at various locations around the world.  I have personally seen her work as an instructor, and it is extremely impressive and inspiring." 
Craig HanaumiPolice Officer at the Bellevue Police Department in Washington

Karen Putz (Author & Public Speaker) and Bellamie Bachleda

Description: Karen attempts to use force to grab Bellamie by the wrist. Using basic GJJ principles, Bellamie applies technique to neutralize the attack and escapes unharmed. (Full Video)


Instruction provided In voice oR American Sign Language (ASL), depending on the demographic.

Because signed English is NOT a language, to speak and sign would negatively effect the level of instruction –want to learn more?

 


SEMINARS

Rammstein Germany's Airforce Base

Deaf Women (PDWO) and GLBT (AZRAD) of Phoenix, Arizona

Deaf Women of Austin, Texas (Sponsored by CSD)

Phoenix, Arizona 

Deaf Women of Los Angeles (GJJ Headquarters in Torrance, CA)

Clarksville, Maryland


"I am a big fan of Angela's work on Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault" –Holly Elkins, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV)

Woman Empowered.

EMPOWERMENT is the process of increasing the capacity of individuals or groups to make choices and to transform those choices into desired actions and outcomes. Central to this process are actions which both build individual and collective assets, and improve the efficiency and fairness of the organizational and institutional context which govern the use of these assets. –Definition of Empowerment by the World Bank