The commitment of our team to serve the local community again took place this time on our own mats, the the results were extraordinary!
Did you know over 200,000 people each year are raped/sexually assaulted in the United States? Did you know over 40% of those people are under 18, and roughly 80% are under 30?
These statistics, according to RAIIN ,(Rape, Abuse, And Incest National Network,) also suggest every 2 minutes someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. (http://www.rainn.org/statistics)
The National Organization for Women says according to the National Crime Victimization Survey over 200,000 women in the U.S. are raped or sexually assaulted, which runs about 600 women every day. And the majority of those women are attacked by an intimate partner.
From a self defense perspective, Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu has proven very, very strong in one on one fights. That said, there are self defense situations where combatants will not want to go to the ground, such as when facing the possibility of multiple attackers. Putting yourself purposefully on the ground under such circumstances isn’t very appropriate, which is a weakness. Beyond that, Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu can be somewhat slow moving towards a submission, which could be viewed as a weakness depending on the situation. Though the style can be very effective versus weapons, as the art it emanated from, Japanese Jujutsu is great under such circumstances, this is usually not an intense focus of Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu.
Thanks to the whole GRACIE BARRA DOWNERS GROVE teachers, instructors and coaches : Pedro Tello, Joe MacCaffery, Peter Buinauskas, Cathy Buinauskas, Miryan Samejima, Stevan Glodic, Professor Sergio , Professor Carlos Lemos.
A very special thank to officer Alex Rojas for the beautiful presentation. Alex is an example of officer and jiujitsu practitioner .It s a honor have him at Gracie Barra.
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