Norfolk Karate Academy / Gracie Jiu Jitsu Norfolk offers self-defense courses, seminars, and demonstrations for both individuals and groups. These events can be tailored to suit the needs of the participants.
WOMEN EMPOWERED COURSE
We offer the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy's proprietary women's self-defense course at NKA. You can preview the techniques online at Gracie University, www.gracieuniversity.com, or by purchasing the DVDs from the online Gracie Store at www.gracieacademy.com. Better yet, train with us for ten consecutive days for free. The Women Empowered classes are held on Tuesday nights at 7:30 PM and on Saturday mornings at 11 AM. The cost is only $60 per month while enrolled exclusively in the course. In this 10-lesson program, we will teach you how to neutralize the 15 most common attacks ranging from hair grabs to being pinned to the ground by a weapon-bearing assailant. Each one-hour Women Empowered lesson addresses two techniques, a ground technique and a standing technique. You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience. Unlike most self defense systems that rely heavily on strength, speed, coordination, and strikes, the techniques in the Women Empowered program employ leverage, technique and timing, so anyone, regardless of age or athletic ability, can make them work against larger opponents. Once you have completed the Women Empowered program, you may test for promotion to Pink Belt! ONCE YOU EARN YOUR PINK BELT, YOU MAY ATTEND WOMEN EMPOWERED CLASSES FOR FREE FOREVER!
If you want to learn to defend yourself in a fun, safe and cooperative environment, the Women Empowered program is for you, we invite you to take advantage of our Ten-day free trial. Contact us at (757) 623-8997 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to schedule a group self defense class.
Why should you train at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Norfolk or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Chesapeake?
Norfolk Karate Academy has brought together a community of martial arts practitioners from all walks of life who share a passion for learning. There is something for everyone here, with classes for kids and adults at all levels and a self-defense program specifically for women. Whether you start as a complete beginner to martial arts as I did, or have many years of experience under your belt, you will find the atmosphere supportive yet challenging enough to keep you growing and improving. -- Gabriel Robinson
Everything they claim and more. If you are looking for practical martial arts instruction, look no further. -- Drew Stephenson
State of the art instruction, and no ego in this place; it feels like family. Very proud to call this my dojo. -- Ryan Mekkes
Address: 814A W. 45th Street, Norfolk, VA 23508
BILL ODOM is a 7th degree black belt in tang soo do and purple belt in Gracie jiu-jitsu. He is an accomplished martial artist with 40 years experience as a practitioner and instructor. He traces his lineage to some of the most respected masters including James Roberts and Rorion Gracie