Women’s Self Defense and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

What to Expect

This class is for women interested in learning the very effective self defense system of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  This is the ideal class for a woman to learn a realistic martial art in  safe and structured environment.  New students are always welcome.

Class meets on Mondays and Thursdays at the Philomath Training Center (24495 Bridge Court, Philomath) from noon – 1:00 pm.  Learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, improve your fitness and have fun doing it.

Oregon Pound head instructor Mike Downing will be teaching the class with assistance from other Oregon Pound members.  Call Mike for more info at 541-929-5503.


What to Bring

Wear a gi if you have one or just show up in comfortable clothing such as sweat pants or shorts and a T-shirt.

You will want and need a gi if you start coming regularly. You can get good quality jiu jitsu gis through the instructor and you can also order Judo and Jiu Jitsu gis online if you wish. The instructor can recommend several reputable outlets.



Mike Downing

Mike is the Oregon Pound Program Director and head instructor for the Women’s BJJ class. Mike began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 1998 and is a Black Belt under Master Pedro Sauer. He also trained Tae Kwon Do under Glen Sweeney for 13 years and holds the TKD rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt.

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