Women's Self Defense Key Points

Self Defense for Women According to the US Department of Justice, 23 out of every 1,000 adult females in the United States will be the victim of violent assault. These statistics are actually way down from the 1980's and 1990's, it is still very important for today's woman to have first hand self defense knowledge.

Samuel Puccio BJJ offers a specialized and comprehensive self defense program so you can learn the basics quickly and easily. We will teach you how to overcome grabs, punches, kicks and even weapons using scenario based training. We will go over the common sense aspects of self defense as a reinforcement to the practical moves taught. You will walk away from the class empowered with the knowledge that you are better prepared to protect yourself and your children should the need arise. Think of our self defense training like you think of insurance -- you hope you never have to use it, but when you do need it, it's great to have!

Below are some of the Key Points of our approach to Self Defense.

Being "switched on" to your surroundings and being aware of your situation is one of the most important factors of your personal safety. Our system will teach you easy to understand techniques of awareness & avoidance.

Observing someone's mannerisms - how they stand, how they are using their hands, facial expressions and gestures - can tell you a lot about a person's intentions. We will teach you how to recognise these signs so you can be one step ahead.

The effect of an assertive voice is often widely overlooked in the tuition of self-defence. Yet in certain circumstances this technique can be as effective as striking someone. We will teach you how to use your voice assertively in applicable situations.

Fear can stop someone in their tracks, with potentially disastrous results, when everything they have learned drains from memory as the effects of a huge adrenalin surge takes over. We will teach you how to recognise the effects of fear, to control it and use it to your advantage.

Styles that involve power become useless to women when pitted against bigger, stronger men. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the core of our system and will teach you how to disable your attacker without the use of strength, but using principles of timing, leverage and technique instead.

It is scientifically proven that to learn one simple movement effectively takes 10 hours. Some styles practice literally hundreds of movements, leaving you with a knowledge of many moves, but an inability to perform any of them properly. Our instructors will teach you how to defend yourself against 80% of attacks with just one move.

Some styles teach you effective long range defences but nothing about close in fighting. Others are incredibly effective on the ground, but are limited in their ability whilst stood up. We will teach you effective self defence at all five distances - long range (kicks), mid-range (punches), short range (elbows and knees), Clinch (stand-up grappling) and ground grappling (fighting on the ground).

Our techniques are compliant with the law. Our system was developed with this in mind. Indeed the system is used by many organisations for the personal safety of agents, including the FBI, CIA, ATF, Secret Service & the US Military.

It is important to remember that many styles teach within a sporting environment, and as such are restricted by rules. Our system is not a sport, it is pure self defence. We will teach you how to defend yourself effectively on the street, where there are no rules.

Class Location, Schedule and Prices

Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes, along with Judo and Mixed Martial Arts will be taught five days a week at our Southside Location in Birmingham, AL. We are located at 2501 7th Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 35233. Please click the "Learn More" button below for the all-new schedule of Gi and No-Gi classes, as well as the MMA and Judo courses. Also, click here for pricing information and sign-up forms.