Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is offering a fun and professionally prepared self defense seminar exclusively for women and teenage girls.

Learn from a current and active Female Police Lieutenant with 16 years of Defensive Tactics experience and 22 years of overall real-world experience in the field!

Our Women’s Self Defense Program will prepare you physically and mentally to defend yourself. In this structured program, Your Gracie Barra instructor and active Law Enforcement officer with 22+ years experience will not only cover the most common attacks against women, but teach you how to prevent them, and how to respond effectively!

Join us for this class at Gracie Barra North Princeton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Self Defense, 4437 Route 27, Princeton, NJ 08540Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.

This event is open to the general public. Any additional questions, please email to:

We will follow-up with more reminders and information as we get closer to the event.

Thank you!


Each seminar is limited on capacity to ensure the quality of the event. Join the waiting list to be notified of the next one so that you don't miss out!

Address: 4437 Route 27, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 429-0142

105 Terry Dr, Newtown, PA 18940, USA

The History Of Gracie Barra

Our founder: Master Carlos Gracie jr.

Carlos Gracie Jr. was born in January 17, 1956 and grew up heavily influenced by his family of fighters. In close sync with the life philosophy and teachings of his father Carlos Gracie Sr., "Carlinhos" as he’s known to friends and family, grew up observing and learning from some of the most influential figures his family has ever produced: Carlos Gracie Sr., Helio Gracie and Rolls Gracie.

In 1986, Carlos Gracie Jr. founded the first Gracie Barra school, in the city of Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro. From that one location, he created the most expansive BJJ organization in the world, with offices in the USA, Brazil, Australia and Europe. Gracie Barra now operates almost 1,000 schools around the globe.

Our Regional Chief Instructor: Professor Ricardo Almeida

In 1992, a 15-year old Ricardo Almeida walked through the doors of the original Gracie Barra and began his journey under the tutelage of Master Carlos Gracie Jr., ultimately becoming the first student to receive his black belt from Master Renzo Gracie in NYC. 30 years later, Professor Ricardo Almeida is among the most accomplished grapplers to ever make the transition from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu into Mixed Martial Arts.

Ricardo is a veteran of the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) and Pride FC as well as winning the coveted King of Pancrase title in Japan in 2003. He has gone on to coach some of the most accomplished champions in Mixed Martial Arts like Frankie Edgar, Eddie Alvarez, Corey Anderson and many more. He is also multiple times ADCC medalist, National Brazilian Champion, No Gi World and Pan Am Champion.

Today, Professor Ricardo oversees a new generation of Grapplers and Fighters in the Mercer-Bucks area under Gracie Barra with Gracie Barra Princeton, North Princeton...and now Gracie Barra Newtown.



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