The family who invented Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and founded the Ultimate Fighting Championship is now teaching women how to protect themselves from sexual predators.
Dana Romaniuk was a victim of an attack by a homeless man while running on a Santa Monica beach.
“I basically fought for my life. He tried to kill me, and then he committed a sexual assault because I wanted to get home alive,” said Romaniuk.
She survived but was determined not to live the rest of her life in fear. A police officer told Romaniuk about the Gracie Academy Jiu-Jitsu Women Empowered class.
When she arrived, she was amazed by what she saw – smaller, weaker individuals outmaneuvering larger stronger opponents.
Flo Wong is 4 feet and 10 inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds. She has learned techniques that allow her to not only escape the grip of a man 6 feet tall, but also take him to the ground.
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