Women Empowered is the Gracie Self-defense Program for Women. Originally, this program could only be accessed at Gracie University HQ in Torrance, CA, but now, the entire program is available online, so you can complete the course from the comfort of your own home under the direct guidance of Eve Torres Gracie and Rener Gracie!

Course: Women Empowered 2.0 - Pink Belt Qualification Course

Lead InstructorsEve Torres GracieRener Gracie
 Access:  All   Status:  Active   Full Course Price:  $189.00

New curriculum, new techniques, new testing requirements, and an entirely new instructor certification program for those who want to teach women's self-defense! Women Empowered (WE) is widely regarded as the most comprehensive women's self-defense program ever produced. Based on Gracie Jiu-Jitsu techniques that have been tested and perfected for nearly a century, this course covers the most common and dangerous threats against women. It covers both the psychological and physical aspects of self-defense, including, but not limited to, how to defend against someone trying to subdue you, pin you to the ground, control you with hair grabs, or use a weapon to carry out an assault. The "linear curriculum" presents the techniques in the exact format that you would experience if you were personally trained by Rener and Eve at Gracie University Headquarters. Although no experience is necessary to get started, by the time you complete the program your self-defense reflexes will be rock solid, and it can all be done from the comfort of your own home!

Test Your Skills & Earn Your Pink Belt
After you put in the time and master the techniques, you will have the opportunity to take the Women Empowered test! Using a revolutionary Video Evaluation Process, you will digitally record yourself performing the test, and then upload it to Your test will be reviewed by a certified instructor, and if your performance meets Gracie University standards, you will earn your Pink Belt!

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Course: FITjitsu™

Lead InstructorsEve Torres GracieVictoria Gracie
 Access:  All   Status:  Active   Full Course Price:  $19.95

FITjitsu is a beginner friendly jiu-jitsu-based exercise program that will unleash your inner badassery while taking your fitness to the next level! Led by Eve and Victoria Gracie, this 42-minute full-body workout will have you sweating and burning, all while learning the core self-defense movements of the Women Empowered program.

FITjitsu breaks down into the following focuses:
  • Stretching/Warm-up: Get loose and get ready.
  • Footwork: Fight stance essentials and dynamic movement preparation.
  • Lower Body: Kicks, knees, lunges and the baddest booty sculpt.
  • Core: Plyometric and isometric routines to tone the midsection.
  • Groundwork: Striking, shrimping, and submission drills for fight readiness.
  • Cool Down: Relax, regroup, and get ready to do it all over again!
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