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Woman uses Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to defend against a knife-wielding attacker!

Check out this recent security cam footage of a woman using Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu self-defense basics against an attacker with a knife! This incident occurred last month in Brazil, and it demonstrates the unpredictability and unglamorous nature of how self-defense scenarios occur.

The video is interspersed with footage of a detailed breakdown of the situation by Rener Gracie and Eve Torres Gracie. Their clear, step-by-step explanation will help experienced and non-experienced viewers understand the hows and whys of this woman’s strategy and survival.

Rener Gracie and Eve Torres Gracie break down how the woman in this video used her Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills to neutralize her assailant’s attacks, counterattack effectively, and eventually escape.


As you can guess, self-defense situations rarely go according to plan, and attackers are not always subdued by the defender’s initial counterattack. Although this woman did not incapacitate her attacker, her grappling knowledge enabled her to survive long enough to flee and escape danger.

The assailant has been locked up, and although the woman’s identity has not been revealed, she is an amazing example of how well-practiced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu self-defense skills are pay off!

At NJ United MMA, you’ll learn time-tested BJJ self-defense skills with instructors and students who will help you become your best physically and mentally!

Come train at NJ United Mixed Martial Arts and take advantage of our 7-day free trial offer! Whether you’re an aspiring competitor or casual student, you will benefit from training in our friendly, professional, and ego-free environment. Call us at 973-638-1570 to schedule your first class, and visit us on the web at for more info.

JJ Mike

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