Women’s Self Defense – Fathers provide their daughters with the best form of self defense which is Gracie Jiu Jitsu
Gracie Jiu Jitsu San Marcos hosted an amazing women’s self defense event. A group of father from Mission Hills Church got together to provide their daughters with a special opportunity to learn about Gracie Jiu Jitsu and self defense. This two hour private class gave everyone a chance to learn about the effectiveness of Gracie Self Defense.
Who took the self defense class?
Everyone in this course was new to Jiu Jitsu except one person. All the girls where teenagers and where dragged to the gym by their fathers. The look on their faces in the beginning was a familiar one. Most teenage kids don’t want to be disrupted during their weekend to go hang out with their parents and go do this thing that isn’t hanging out with friends or being on their phone. However, as soon as we got started with the self defense course they all came alive with excitement. By the end of the course all the girls where laughing and having good time as they took turns attacking each other.
The fathers all got their first experience of Gracie Jiu Jitsu as well. They worked together to learn the techniques. This allowed them to learn with someone their own size so they could really feel the effectiveness of the technique. Once they felt comfortable with it they moved on to helping their daughters. Watching the bonding experience between a father and daughter was amazing. They both got to spend time together while trying to choke each other which brings you closer to the person you are training with. This is a weird fact that only a Jiu Jitsu practitioner can understand.
When you are person that does Jiu Jitsu its hard to get your friends or family into it as well. There was only one person in the course who has done Jiu Jitsu and he is a purple belt. He has two girls who he has tried to get into Jiu Jitsu for years with no luck. The next day I got a text from him explaining how they wanted to keep practicing with him they got home. This was an amazing thing for me to hear.
What was my take away from the Father and Daughter Self Defense class?
In my mind there is a distinct difference between a good Jiu Jitsu instructor and a great Jiu Jitsu instructor. Both will have amazing technique and be able to communicate clearly to the students. Both will have a wealth of knowledge and be able to teach anyone regardless of limitations or natural ability.
The thing that sets an amazing Jiu Jitsu instructor apart from the rest, in my mind, is their ability to engage with the students. A great instructor will be hands on and can create a experience for the student that practicing with a partner cant give them. Realism is self defense is important. Its a skill to be able to attack someone so they know what a fight will feel like while still keeping them safe and staying within the boundaries of the techniques they are learning. This is a skill I find very importation and love the opportunity get better at while working with people who are unfamiliar with Jiu Jitsu.
You can have this experience to!
You can share in the same experience as these fathers and daughters who took the self defense course. We would be happy to host this event for you. If you have co-workers, family members, employees, a group of fiends, or any other group of people that you want to have this same experience please contact us. If you live or work in the San Marcos, Escondido, Vista, or San Elijo area we can help you set up a private. Please contact us for more details.