Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Introduction to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu: Self Defense
Edlavitch DCJCC - Gymnasium

Self Defense  GLOE and Inclusion

Throughout the history of Judaism, various scholars have drawn slightly different lessons about self-defense from the Torah, but they have all agreed with the core principle that self-defense is permissible in cases of necessity.

Recently, many in the queer and Jewish (and especially the queer Jewish), communities have expressed feeling increased threats to their personal safety — in response to an overwhelming need, GLOE - The Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement at the Edlavitch DCJCC - is launching a new seminar series in partnership with Capital MMA & Elite Fitness that offers an introduction to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu self-defense. In efforts to meet our mission of being a truly inclusive community center, this workshop is being co-presented with the Edlavitch DCJCC's Inclusion and Disabilities program to ensure the safety of all individuals. The workshop is open to members of the LGBTQ community and those with disabilities. Please contact Stacey Herman, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programming at if you have any questions regarding accommodation.

Jay Ferrari, head instructor of Capital MMA & Elite Fitness in Takoma, is conducting this recurring seminar for members of the LGBTQ community and for young adults with disabilities with a fixed curriculum that covers basic techniques and strategies for protecting yourself; attendees should wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States

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