Learn to Defend Yourself with Self-Defense Techniques Specifically Designed for Women!
As a woman, one of the scariest things to think about is being attacked…
Attacked at home, attacked on the street, attacked in your car, or even attacked by a man who you know.
It is something that every woman knows is a possibility, and every woman knows someone it has happened to.
Most of us just hope that it doesn’t happen. We try to use common sense, watch our surroundings and avoid dangerous situations. We live in a relatively safe world, so the odds are slim, right?
But what if there was something more proactive you could do?
My name is Katy Torralbas, and my husband Roberto and I own Team Third Law Academy, a martial arts school here in Naples, Florida.
Just last week, I got an unexpected phone call from an NBC 2 reporter wanting to speak to my husband and I about self defense for women. There is a man in Naples breaking into women’s homes at night. Three women have been attacked and two of them were raped in their own beds at night.
But What If Martial Arts Isn’t For Me?
The martial arts we practice — Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Muay Thai Kickboxing and Boxing — are great for self defense, and our female students who train have a tremendous advantage in any self defense situation because they understand important principles of leverage and body mechanics that allow them to defend themselves against much bigger attackers.
So my husband and I starting thinking…. many women would like to learn self defense but aren’t likely to come in and try out a martial arts class. They might think it would be too hard, or they are too out of shape, or too intimidating.
I know, because I felt that way about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at first — I was afraid to try it. Now I do it every day… and I know that anyone can do it … but sometimes taking that first step is hard.
So We Decided To Create A Female-Friendly, Fun Class For Women To Work On Self Defense Techniques – Specifically Selected For Their Effectiveness Against Bigger, Stronger Opponents
It makes sense that women who practice self defense skills regularly are much less likely to be victimized, but I went looking online for statistics to back up my hunch about the topic. Here’s one study I found:
College women who took a semester-long self defense training course were significantly less likely to experience unwanted sexual contact than those who did not, according to a study done in 2013 at the University of Oregon. It helped reinforce things as simple as speaking up if a man at a bar approached them in an unwanted way, and physical self defense skills that work for women’s bodies: concepts like using lower body vs. upper body strength.
You can see the results from the study in the attached chart. The women who did a 32 hour self defense class are measured in blue and those who did not are red.
So What Will You Learn In Our Class?
Here are some of the topics we will cover:
1) How to use the strongest part of your body — your legs — to effectively defend yourself
2) How to choke a person who is much bigger than you unconscious
3) How to never be held down
4) How to always be able to get up and get away
5) How to defend against someone grabbing around your neck
And much, much more!
Plus, you’ll meet a great group of women and coaches who have dedicated their lives to teaching students martial arts and self defense.
We look forward to meeting you!
p.s. Here are some other alarming from RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) statistics about attacks on women:
– Every year there are 321,500 victims of rape and sexual assault age 12 or older in the US (one every 98 seconds)
– Young people are most at risk, with 54 percent of those assaults on people age 18 to 34
– 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (14.8 percent actually raped, 2.8 percent attempted rape)
I will never forget the day that Mario and I found out about team third law and we had our first orientation. I thought we were just going to watch a video and just fill some papers . boy was I wrong ! From the very first day we were introduced to the mats and some starter techniques and of course I was freaking out. We always went to the gym and worked out before but this sport just seemed scary but we gave it a try . Let me tell you these are the friendliest down to earth people I have ever met and they made us feel just at home . If you have never done any sports before don't worry they will have patience with you because I know coach Katy and Master Roberto have had more than enough patience with me and you will never feel pressured or embarrassed . I can honestly say team third law blessed us and opened the door to many opportunities and great friends.
Boyfriend and I are travelling around the country, training BJJ whenever possible. This place is one of the best gyms we've been to. Incredibly warm and welcoming, very professional attitude and culture, and a top notch blackbelt instructor who trains hard and is actively competing. Excellent teaching style - kind and a great sense of humor. No big egos here.
I have been training at team third law since February 2014. When I initially began, my sole purpose was to add an additional element to my workout routine. Master Roberto has broken jiu jitsu down into different systems that make is easy for a beginner to pick up. I have gained a tremendous amount of confidence in my self defense skills since beginning training. The school feels like a second home to me and I look forward to training there for many years to come. I highly recommend this school for anyone of any age.
This place is the real deal! Outstanding coaches, customer service and welcoming atmosphere. We have been with team third law for almost 3 years and it has been the best experience and decision we could have made for our kids.
Very welcoming from the moment you walk into the door. All the coaches are dedicated to meeting the student where they are at, but also will push you hard. Loved every class I was able to attend and will go back when I'm back in Florida. To the women that aren't sure about BJJ, this is a safe and comfortable environment to try something new, and with great coaches that also discuss the similarities and differences between men and women in this sport/art.
LOVE, LOVE Team Third Law! It's not just for boys! This is a family place and great for my three girls, ages, 6,8 and 10! They have the best After School program in addition to the Ju Jitsu classes for my kids. My children had some behavior issues at school and at home and they ALL have had a complete turn around! Much better at school and home! All of the coaches love each and every person and are always welcoming and recognizing everyone. I can go on and on, if I could give a higher rating I would!
I have been attending TTL for almost three years now and have no complaints. Master Roberto and the coaches are very knowledgeable and helpful every time I walk through the doors. I couldn't see myself going anywhere else.
When I joined, I had no idea what to expect. I was brand new to BJJ, was just looking for a new workout and wanted to challenge myself to do something way out of my comfort zone. This is the best group to be leading me! The whole team is welcoming and everyone is professional. All the coaches have good attention to detail and give lots of feedback. They hold you accountable, but are always positive and supportive. I find myself wanting to do everything in my life with the same intensity and discipline, so I know I made a positive choice coming here.
When I first joined Third Law, I was a bit hesitant. I was looking for a program that would allow me to learn self defense, as well as motivate me to continue working out. I didn't know how comfortable I would feel doing something that required me to work so closely to another person; BJJ seemed like it would be completely outside of my comfort zone, especially as a female. The program has given me what I was looking for, while allowing me to gain strength and further confidence in my abilities. Not only is it a good workout in a different way than any other sport or training I have ever done, but I have also felt good challenging myself outside of where I normally would! Master Roberto is motivational, inspirational, and makes sure to get to know his students and improve them in every way, so long as you are willing to improve yourself. The number of classes he has added recently just shows his dedication to the art and his students. If you are even thinking about joining, just go for it and you will not be sorry - in fact, you might just get addicted!
Roberto is an amazing motivator, extremely dedicated, and very knowledgeable about Jiu Jitsu. It is so much more fun than just going to the gym.
In just 2 weeks I could tell a difference in my endurance as well as strength just from Roberto's conditioning routine. Also, I am learning incredible self defense.