Thursday, August 17, 2017
ADV---Gracie-Jiu-Jitsu

Fighting fire with water

Nicholise Garner August 10, 2017
HELPING TO EMPOWER PEOPLE… From left, the team at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Kialla, certified instructors, Phillip Darlow, Tim Sali, and Philip Barca, head instructor, Scott Butler, blue belt, Michelle Darlow and assistant Women Empowered instructor, Elizabeth Butler. Photo: Nicholise Garner.

HELPING TO EMPOWER PEOPLE… From left, the team at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Kialla, certified instructors, Phillip Darlow, Tim Sali, and Philip Barca, head instructor, Scott Butler, blue belt, Michelle Darlow and assistant Women Empowered instructor, Elizabeth Butler. Photo: Nicholise Garner.

THE Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy is a global organization, which stands alone in its ability to empower anyone regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability. Using time-tested techniques and teaching methods perfected over the last century, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu teaches self-defence, respect and discipline to name a few.

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Kialla head instructor, Scott Butler said, “It’s no easy feat to become a certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu instructor, it takes a great deal of hard work, dedication and time. We have four Gracie Jiu-Jitsu certified instructors here and we are passionate about the work that we do and want to help to empower adults and children.

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu offers a number of programs. Most martial arts programs rely on striking the attacker with violent punches, kicks, knees, and elbows, but designed for children aged 5 to 13, the ‘Gracie Bullyproof’ program takes a different approach. All the techniques are purely defensive and utilise no strikes. Furthermore, they teach children how to defuse confrontations with words and never to initiate physical aggression.

Gracie Combatives is a beginner program for adults. In this program, you will learn the 36 core techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in a fun, safe, and cooperative environment. Each one-hour lesson addresses one standing and one ground self-defense technique.

If you are a woman and have no previous martial arts experience and you want to learn how to defend yourself in a fun, safe, and cooperative learning environment, Women Empowered is for you. Law enforcement officials and survivors of sexual assault helped to identify the 15 most common attack strategies that a male assailant is likely to use on a woman. Gracie Jui-Jitsu’s Women Empowered program covers it all.

To take advantage of the 10-day free trial phone 0418 149 569 or visit Gracie Jiu-Jitsu at 7953 Goulburn Valley Highway, Kialla.