Ladies’ Self-Defense/Intro to Jiu Jitsu Group Classes & Private Lessons

Equipping ourselves with self-defense techniques is an important part of daily life. While one-time workshops can give an upper hand to most women, it’s imperative to drill and perfect techniques in order for it to be applicable in a compromising situation. Private Lessons are great for ladies who are unable to attend our regularly scheduled group Self-Defense classes at The Stronghold or would just prefer one-on-one instruction. Private Lessons can be scheduled to fit your availability and group classes are also available. Learn with friends or buy multiple sessions to save! Recommended Ages are 3 and up, and both Adults and Kids can participate in the same class, which is great for moms and kids (for Family Self-Defense classes and private lessons)! Please contact Raquel at 858.722.0942 for classes for 6-25 people. Special pricing available for non-profit groups (organizations, Girl Scouts, etc)!

About the Instructor (Raquel Cusi):
Born and raised in San Diego, Raquel Cusi (@StrongholdMom) first started Jiu Jitsu in 2005 in response to 2 sexual assaults in the same week: one at her alma mater, Cal State San Marcos, and one at San Diego State University. She now has the privilege of owning The Stronghold with her family in Point Loma, San Diego. As a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt under Roy Harris, her vision is to teach Jiu Jitsu and Self-Defense alongside her kids and share her love of the Martial Art with other families in San Diego. She has 4 children of her own: a son (10 years), and 3 daughters (7, 5, 3), all who have started training at the age of 2. She emphasizes to all her students how important it is to learn and practice self-defense techniques and discover how to apply them in different scenarios. Her hope is to also encourage and empower ladies of all ages to be introduced to basic Self-Defense techniques and to gain an understanding of other Jiu Jitsu fundamentals.



Self-Defense Classes

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One-On-One Lesson (1 session) $40




One-On-One Lesson (5 sessions) $170




Group Class Session $20




Group Class 10-Pack $170




Group Private Lesson (2-6 people; 1 session) $50




Group Private Lesson (2-6 people; 4 sessions) $170