In an effort to raise awareness of women’s rights the Gracie Academy worked with filmmaker Ryan Smith to create this kick ass video.
Rener Gracie and brother Rorion have been working at the family run business for almost ten years and created the Global Training Program at the academy to show Jiu Jitsu’s effectiveness as a form of self defense. The clip shows the stereotypes a woman faces after they have been assaulted. Eve Torres Gracie and Victoria Parsons Gracie are the women featured in the video and they show how a woman can defend herself when attacked. The Gracies encourage women to learn self defense “not because it’s their responsibility, but because it’s their reality.” Credit: Ryan Smith Films & Gracie Breakdown via Storyful