Women’s Self Defense



Women Empowered is the official MCBJJ self-defense program for women based on the techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).

You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience. Unlike most self-defense systems that rely heavily on strength, speed, and coordination, the techniques in the Women Self Defense program employ leverage, technique, and timing, so anyone, regardless of age or athletic ability, can make them work against larger opponents. 

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is the perfect self-defense system for women, but only if it is taught correctly. If you’re unsure about learning BJJ for fear of injury, embarrassment, or any other reason, then the Women Self Defense program is perfect for you! If you’ve tried BJJ at another school and had a negative experience, give Women Empowered a chance, and we guarantee it will win you back to the mat!


About Instructor:

The Brazilian and Rio de Janeiro Victor Matheus de Lima Rodrigues met Jiu Jitsu in 2011 through the social project Fighters of Christ. Since then, he has dreamed of growing inside the sport. With no income to compete in the IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation), Victor sold sweets and raffles to achieve his goal. In 2015 he was able to travel to the United States for the championship, being received by professor Marcelo Cavalcanti. Since then he has been exchanging and learning a lot, competing from 2015 to 2018 in all IBJJF World Championships, as well as in the European and Pan American Championships. This year, Victor became black belt and MCBJJ teacher, being under the responsibility of Marcelo Cavalcanti.

About MC Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Unlike most Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu schools, our academy works in accordance with your needs. Whatever your goals, our job is to provide a class that helps attain your objective. Whether you want to became a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion or just want to get in shape, we are here to assure that you reach your goals while having a lot fun rolling around! You will train under close supervision of a certified instructor, who will evaluate your progress and guarantee you obtain the best results.

About Marcelo Cavalcanti

Marcelo Cavalcanti has over 28 years of experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has developed a curriculum with a large variety of drills and techniques that effectively evaluate a student’s progress. To optimize the learning process, students are taught in separated groups in accordance with their skills and experience. The curriculum was designed to help students at all levels to achieve the best result for their time and effort.