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10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Women's Self Defense

10th Planet Austin
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10PWSD is a self defense program based on the 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu system of grappling founded by two women, Dawna Gonzalez and Lila Smadja-Cruz with over a decade of experience in training competition and coaching.

Our mission is to empower all women with confidence and practical, realistic self defense skills through a style of jiu jitsu that emphasizes escaping from larger opponents and implementing techniques from what might be otherwise bad or "worse case scenario" positions, such as being pinned down on your back. We break down the theory and movement for each position then practice them in live controlled drills that demonstrate the tools and power you already have available to you.

Our seminars run about 2 hours. You will be in close physical contact with other participants grabbing each other and working in positions and situational drills on the ground, you can expect physical exertion and to sweat. Fitted workout clothing is best, we recommend leggings and a long sleeve rash guard or compression shirt, but anything not too loose will work. We will be barefoot on mats so please make sure your feet are clean and bring flip flops or easy to take off shoes. We also recommend you bring water and a towel and have your hair pulled back and no jewelry on. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to fill out our waiver and stretch.

If you have any questions for us, feel free to contact us at 10thplanetwomen@gmail.com. We’re looking forward to sharing our passion and introducing you to the fierce jiu jitsu badass in you just waiting to come out!