Women's Self-Defense Classes

Women who have trained in self-defense are far more likely to escape an attack without injury. The women’s self- defense classes at Black Flag Jiu-Jitsu Club address awareness, avoidance, diffusing, and fighting back when necessary.


Women who participate in women’s self-defense classes learn how to be more assertive, which makes them less likely to be victimized. They learn to recognize and avoid risky situations, and how to stop coercive behavior before it escalates into a physical confrontation.


The women’s self-defense techniques taught focus on the defending and escaping most common physical attacks. Drilling the self-defense techniques every week helps eliminate a panic response while building muscle memory (defense reflex). The techniques are selected from multiple martial art and combat disciplines for their simplicity and effectiveness. They do not require superior physical strength or advanced motor skills to successfully execute.

Black Flag Jiu-Jitsu Club women's self-defense classes use the ACT Self-Defense curriculum. ACT self-defense classes are designed to improve women’s self-defense mentality with:

  • Knowledge of predator tactics

  • Threat awareness and preparedness

  • Verbal confrontation and boundary management skills

  • More confidence and improved self-esteem

  • Physical self-defense techniques

Frequently Asked Questions


Q. How can I find out about the next women's self-defense class?

A. See our Class Schedule upcoming seminars and workshops.

Q. Can men attend?

A. The only males allowed to attend are co-instructors (the lead instructor is female) who help make the defense and escape practices realistic.

Q. Can my teenage daughter attend?

A. The 90-minute women’s self-defense seminar is appropriate for girls age 10 and up. The 8-hour women's self-defense workshop is designed for adult women and girls age 12 and up. Young women age 15 -17 are welcome to attend with parental permission (signature on our waiver of liability). Girls ages 12 to 14 are welcome to attend when accompanied by an adult female parent or legal guardian. The frank presentations and discussions on sexual violence in the 8-hour workshop are not appropriate for girls younger than 12.

Q. What should I wear?

A. Active wear that does not restrict movement, like what you would wear to the gym or yoga class, is most appropriate. Please note that shoes are not allowed on the mat. If you prefer not to go barefoot, you can wear socks.


If you have any other questions, we’re happy to answer them. Just can call or text us at (480) 438-4389.


Black Flag Jiu-Jitsu Club 

6960 N 57th Dr   Glendale AZ 85301

E-mail: blackflag.jjc@gmail.com

Telephone: (480) 438-4389

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