Monthly Women's Self-Defense Workshop - Four Elements Fitness Gym Location

Monthly Women's Self-Defense Workshop - Four Elements Fitness Gym Location

Regular price $100.00 Sale


2 Hours | 2 Black Belts | Sound Techniques

Empowerment through self-defense
Begin your journey towards self-empowerment by learning how to protect yourself in a safe, supported, empowered environment. Starting in 2019 Tuff Love Fitness Collective will be holding monthly women's self-defense workshop at two locations: Four Elements Fitness in Oakland and Emeryville Community Service Center in Emeryville. Women and girls ages 9+ are welcome. No experience required.

Tuff Love Fitness Collective teamed up with the Sweaty Betties to launch a “Be Your Own Badass” campaign. Once a month in 2019 we will be offering a 2-hour Women’s Self-defense workshop taught by seasoned female Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts. The workshops will prepare you for common attack scenarios that women often encounter and how to thwart them. You’ll learn a set of safety strategies and leverage based physical techniques that will help you prevent, escape, resist and survive assaults from bigger and stronger attackers. The workshops will be held every first Saturday of each month (unless noted) at Four Elements Fitness and third Saturdays from May-August at Emeryville Community Service Center. 

Each month we will focus on a theme related to women’s self-defense such as:
*How to make yourself a “hard” target to prevent potential attacks
*How to break free from grabbing attacks without warning
*How to escape from being pinned to the ground
*How to counter attack from the back
*How to defend from a hair grab
*How to escape and prevent attacks in a confined space
*How to escape from a two-handed choke
*How to escape from being pinned against a wall
*How to defend from a weapon
*Learn the concepts of distance management to avoid getting punched

Each workshop starts with a series of warm-up exercises followed by instruction in a specific skill, and techniques practiced with a partner. The class ends with partner drills to build confidence and strengthen muscle memory.

The workshop registration is first come, first served basis. Women and girls ages 9+ are welcome. No experience required. We reserve the right to CLOSE REGISTRATION when we reach full capacity. No refund 5 days before the event date. 

Comfortable workout/yoga clothing

We invite you to join the Sweaty Betties community on a journey of personal confidence and empowerment!

Mollii has 12+ years of Martial Arts (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and kickboxing) training under her belt. She is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ), a certified Ginastica Natural instructor and fitness trainer with 9 years of experience teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, self-defense, boot camps, Tabata, yoga, and circuit classes with a specialization in Ginastica Natural and women's self-defense. Mollii has experience working with diverse populations with sensitive manner, including students of all ages, genders and Muslim women.

Lori is a certified Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Professor Luis Heredia. She has spent 12+ years practicing BJJ with 9 years of teaching experience with children, women and adult classes with emphasis on self-defense.

Mollii and Lori are pillars of the women's BJJ community. Founders of Sweaty Betties, a SF, CA & Maui group dedicated to growing the women's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community through open mats, seminars & training camps. Both Mollii and Lori offer self-defense classes to their communities, among them the Muslim women community. In addition, Mollii volunteers at Guardian Gym in Oakland teaching women and kids classes.


1st Saturdays of each month, 2pm-4pm (unless noted)

Four Elements Fitness
322 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA  94612

$50-$100 (per person/per workshop) includes a FREE week pass to FOUR Elements Fitness classes

*Saturday, August 3, 2-4pm