Jiu Jitsu Based Self Defense

Taught by women for women​​
est. 2016

  1. THERE IS A SEXUAL ASSAULT EVERY 98 SECONDS IN THE U.S.
  2. WOMEN ARE 3X MORE LIKELY TO BE ASSAULTED BY SOMEONE WE KNOW
  3. JIU JITSU WAS DESIGNED FOR THE SMALLER, WEAKER PERSON TO TURN THE TABLES AND BE POWERFUL FROM BAD POSITIONS!
Every woman deserves to know what a bad ass she is!
Our programs are based on the 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu system of grappling, taught by women specifically for other women and girls.

We emphasize neutralizing and escaping assaults and implementing techniques off our backs while being pinned to the floor.  By arming you with proven effective, realistic grappling techniques we show just how powerful you can be even in "worst case scenario" positions.  

 Leave feeling stronger, safer, empowered...BADASS.​
ABOUT US
We became training partners and fast friends in a MuayThai (Thai kickboxing) class in 2007. Shortly after we added 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu to our martial arts practice, becoming two of the first female students to train under master Eddie Bravo and earn the ranks of black and brown belt. After a decade of pushing one another, and experiencing the empowering metamorphosis jiu jitsu has given both of us, we knew we had to share our found passion with other women. We formed 10PWSD in 2016 to become ambassadors to jiu jitsu, not only for self defense and as a sport but most importantly as a way to help other women discover their own power.    

Lila Smadja-Cruz, black belt
​Dawna Gonzales, brown belt


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WHAT WE OFFER
PRIVATE + SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

Train with Dawna or Lila at 10th Planet Pasadena.

2 - 4 people
1 hour
ONSITE SEMINARS + CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING + CO-BRANDED EVENTS

We bring mats and coaches to your office, church, college or home. You bring the guests for a fun, empowering, workshop.

Have a cause you want to promote? We love customizing our workshops. Our past co-branded events have included 'Ending the Rapekit Backlog", candle lit yoga, care packages for homeless women and domestic violence awareness. 

20 - 60 attendees
90min - 2hours

BLOCK COURSES

 We build a foundation of jiu jitsu and self defense moves over a series of classes that chain together and lead to live drills and completion certificates.


4+ sessions
Run time varies depending on number of sessions.

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Meet Eddie Bravo, founder of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu 

When it comes to Women's Self Defense, he believes that it is important for a woman to know how to defend herself when she is in the worst possible position- on her back. Luckily working off the back is what he is known for! Eddie has trained top level UFC fighters and world class jiu jitsu champions to not only be proficient at defense while on their back, but more importantly to be dangerous from there. He has instilled these techniques in the 10PWSD coaches and is excited for them to now pass that on to you.

To learn more about 10th Planet, click on Eddie's picture.