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Women Empowered®

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Program for Women & Teen Girls

Try 10 Days of Women Empowered Self-Defense Classes!

“So fun it’s addicting!” Our amazing Adult & Teen Women Empowered® BJJ self-defense program in Damascus is now offering In-Person Classes! Learn street-ready self-defense, fast. Plus it’s so much fun!


Effective Self-Defense for Women

Women Empowered is the official Gracie self-defense program for women based on the techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). In this 15-lesson program, we will teach you how to neutralize the 20 most common attacks ranging from having your hair grabbed to being pinned to the ground by a weapon-bearing assailant.

Fun and Easy to Get Started

You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience.


Unlike most self-defense systems that rely heavily on strength, speed, and coordination, the techniques in the Women Empowered program employ leverage, technique, and timing, so anyone, regardless of age or athletic ability, can make them work against larger opponents. 


Learn leverage to overcome physical strength

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is the perfect self-defense system for women, but only if it is taught correctly. If you’re unsure about learning BJJ for fear of injury, embarrassment, or any other reason, then the Women Empowered program is perfect for you!

Get Started Today with a 10-Day FREE TRIAL!

Most martial arts schools let you try 1 free class. We offer 10 calendar days of free live in-person classes, a uniform to borrow, and a video library to practice with at home.

Get started by scheduling your first free intro class!

Book your free intro class today!


Don't know what you want to do? Call us and We'll help!


"Can't say enough great things about Han Mi! They have been so patient with us regarding class schedules, COVID-19 and getting settled into a routine. My daughter has been in martial arts previously, and after a few year hiatus was excited to get back into the swing of things. We are all excited to be part of the Han Mi family."

Faith / Parent


About Us

We teach self-defense and martial arts to adults, teens, and children from Damascus, Clarksburg, Ijamsville, Laytonsville, New Market, Mt Airy, Germantown, Urbana, and other parts of upper Montgomery and lower Frederick County, MD.


We will help you or child to learn to defend yourself, get fit, gain confidence, and have a blast. You’ll also join an amazingly supportive community of other students and families. Get started exploring our programs today!

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