A build up to Women’s Month

Women’s month is around the corner and that means that there is a heightened awareness around the reality and challenges of being a woman in South Africa.

One in every four women is physically abused by her intimate partner.  Every six hours, a woman is killed by her current or former intimate partner.

These are some of the shocking statistics that illustrate the extent of violence against women in South Africa.   A study conducted by the World Health Organisation in 2012 found that 65% of women in South Africa had experienced spousal abuse a year before the research was conducted.

The foundations of South African Girls in Gi is Self Defense.  Empowering women to protect themselves, honor themselves and love themselves.

Highlight on past events:

PESFA Academy’s head instructor and BJJ blackbelt, Chris Bright hosted a self defense seminar at Ignite Fitness SA in PE and had a fantastic turn out, its always so awesome to have more ladies learning & growing in Jiu Jitsu & self defense.


Women’s Events coming up:

8 July 2016 – Eastern Cape – Port Elizabeth

Evolution MMA and Fitness hosts a Ladies Self Defense Seminar each month in PE, the next 1 is next Sat 8 July 8:30.

Keen to join? contact Caileigh Stap on 082 643 6742

The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure & beautiful beyond description



6 August – Gauteng – Johannesburg (Women Empowered Gracie Self Defense)

9 August – Western Cape – Cape Town (Women Empowered Gracie Self Defense)

Bookings are open for the Women Empowered seminars 9-11am.

Contact Robyn at admin@graciejiujitsu.co.za


Book your event in your area, take your sisters, mother, daughters and friend and build an empowered community!