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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu training.UNC Police has partnered with Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Durham for a special Women Empowered Self-Defense seminar on Saturday, Aug. 31 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Fetzer Wrestling Room. The two-hour seminar is free for UNC-Chapel Hill students, faculty and staff.

Designed for beginners, participants will learn self-defense techniques and awareness principles to enhance personal safety. Various threat scenarios being covered include:

  • Breaking free from unexpected grabs
  • Preventing an attacker from taking you to the ground
  • Escaping from underneath a pinned position

The seminar is ideal for first-time self-defense students and is suitable for individuals with varying physical abilities. Additional topics being covered include:

  • The Four-Phase Attach Strategy Used by Most Predators
  • The 6 Most Important Women’s Self-defense Techniques
  • Critical Safety Strategies to Reduce Your Risk
  • How to Avoid the “Triangle of Victimization”

Space is limited, and registration is required. For more information, please visit Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Durham or contact Sgt. James David at

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