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Women Empowered 2.0
New curriculum, new techniques, new testing requirements, and an entirely new instructor certification program for those who want to teach women's self-defense! Women Empowered
New curriculum, new techniques, new testing requirements, and an entirely new instructor certification program for those who want to teach women's self-defense! Women Empowered (WE) is widely regarded as the most comprehensive women's self-defense program ever produced.
Based on Gracie Jiu-Jitsu techniques that have been tested and perfected for nearly a century, this course covers the most common and dangerous threats against women. It covers both the psychological and physical aspects of self-defense, including, but not limited to, how to defend against someone trying to subdue you, pin you to the ground, control you with hair grabs, or use a weapon to carry out an assault.
The "linear curriculum" presents the techniques in the exact format that you would experience if you were personally trained by Rener and Eve at Gracie University Headquarters. Although no experience is necessary to get started, by the time you complete the program your self-defense reflexes will be rock solid, and it can all be done from the comfort of your own home!
All DVDs are now in Region Free format and are designed to be compatible with all NTSC DVD players
Test Your Skills & Earn Your Pink Belt
After you put in the time and master the techniques, you will have the opportunity to take the Women Empowered test! Using a revolutionary Video Evaluation Process, you will digitally record yourself performing the test, and then upload it to GracieUniversity.com. Your test will be reviewed by a certified instructor, and if your performance meets Gracie University standards, you will earn your Pink Belt! Please note there is an evaluation fee each time you take a test, and when you pass a test, you will receive your official Women Empowered Pink Belt and promotion certificate at no additional cost.
Become a Certified Instructor & Empower the Community
In the past, in order for someone to be considered for instructor certification in the Women Empowered program, they had to own or operate a professional martial arts school. We have since realized that in order for this program to reach women everywhere, we had to eliminate this entry barrier. Women Empowered 2.0 was designed from the ground up with this objective in mind, such that any person who successfully completes the curriculum and achieves a score of 95 or higher on the Pink Belt Test will be invited to participate in the Women Empowered Instructor Certification Program (WE ICP). Those who graduate from the WE ICP will be certified and authorized to teach Women Empowered anywhere in the world, for profit or not! Our goal is to have certified instructors in every city around the world so that Women Empowered is being offered in every fitness studio, college campus, church, military base and beyond. There are women all over the world haven't yet found jiu-jitsu, and with your help, jiu-jitsu will find them!
Here is a brief summary of the path to instructor certification:
Step 1 - Earn Your Pink Belt: Complete the program, score 95 or higher on the Pink Belt Test, and you'll be eligible to apply for the WE ICP.
Step 2 - Complete the Online ICP: Once your application gets accepted, and you pass the background check, you will commence a 60-day online course (to be published Fall 2019), comprised of comprehensive literature and video tutorials, that will introduce you to all the essential teaching methodologies of the Women Empowered program. At the end of the online ICP, you'll need pass a written test as well as upload five Teaching Proficiency Videos (TPVs) demonstrating your proficiency in the essential teaching skills.
Step 3 - Pass the Live Evaluation: Successful graduates of the online ICP will be be invited to participate in the Live Evaluation at Gracie University Headquarters in Torrance, California. If you pass the Live Evaluation, you'll be listed on GracieUniversity.com as a Women Empowered Certified Instructor, you'll be authorized to teach the program in your community, for profit or not.
BONUS DVD: FITjitsu – Get Fit, Fierce & Fight Ready from Home!
This collection also includes a bonus FITjitsu DVD! FITjitsu is a jiu-jitsu-based exercise program that will unleash your inner badassery while taking your fitness to the next level! Led by Eve and Victoria Gracie, this 49-minute full-body workout will have you sweating and burning, all while learning the core self-defense movements of the Women Empowered program.
The Women Empowered Collection Includes:
*All DVDs are now in Region Free format and are designed to be compatible with all NTSC DVD players
This is an 8-minute "Slice" or variation from Lesson 4, Trap and Roll Escapes. The complete lesson is 62 minutes long and there are 20 lessons in total!
With Women Empowered, there's never been a more safe, effective, and fun way to begin your self-defense journey!