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Empowerment Unveiled: Self Defense Academy COS's Inaugural Blog Post!

Updated: 2 days ago


Self Defense Academy COS Located in the basement of The Next Us Coworking space in Downtown Colorado Springs

Welcome, samurai warriors, protectors, and champions of self-empowerment! Today marks a monumental occasion as we unveil the very first blog post of Self Defense Academy COS. Gather 'round as we dive into a world where courage reigns supreme and every individual is equipped with the tools to safeguard themselves and those they hold dear.

At Self Defense Academy COS, we believe in fostering a community where individuals of all ages and backgrounds can thrive. Our diverse array of classes caters to adults, youth, women, and teams alike, ensuring that everyone has access to invaluable self-defense skills. Whether you're a seasoned defender or a beginner on your journey wondering "Where's the nearest Self Defense classes near me?", there's a place for you within our walls.

What sets us apart, you ask? We proudly teach the Valente Brothers method, a system rooted in tradition yet tailored for the modern world. For those unfamiliar, the Valente Brothers, Pedro, Gui, and Joaquim, are renowned for their dedication to preserving the art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Their passion for empowering individuals through self-defense is the cornerstone of our academy. Look out for a future blog post about the main differences between Self-Defense & combat sports.

Flip completing the fightinig foundations course with the Valente Brothers

Central to our ethos is the 753 code philosophy, a guiding principle that encapsulates our commitment to personal growth and empowerment. Within these three numbers lies a wealth of wisdom: 7 represents the spirit, but also are the days of the week, a reminder that self-defense is not just a skill to be practiced sporadically but a lifestyle to be embraced daily. 5 symbolizes the body which encompasses our five senses, urging us to be mindful and aware of our surroundings at all times. Lastly, 3 signifies the mind, but taken together with the body, and spirit—the trifecta of elements we nurture to achieve holistic strength and resilience.

As we embark on this journey together, let us celebrate the courage it takes to step onto the mat, the perseverance to push through challenges, and the unwavering commitment to self-improvement. Each punch blocked, each technique mastered, brings us one step closer to

realizing our full potential.

753 Code

So, to all the warriors within our midst, I extend a heartfelt welcome. Together, let us embrace the transformative power of self-defense and embark on a journey of empowerment like no other. The path ahead may be challenging, but with determination as our compass and community as our shield, there's nothing we can't conquer.

Join us at Self Defense Academy COS, where our culture is built on this quote "Self Defense is not just a set of techniques, it's a mindset that begins with the belief that YOU are worth defending!" - Grandmaster Rorion Gracie.

Our empowerment knows no bounds, and together, let's write the next chapter of our collective journey—one block, one strike, one throw & submission at a time!

Until next time, stay empowered, stay vigilant, and above all, stay safe.

In solidarity,

Flip Awesome Aguilera

Head Instructor

Self Defense Academy COS

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Thought of the moment...

" The Goal of physical education is to develop a strong, healthy body, and to train that body so that it can be useful to society, while at the same time developing the ability to cultivate the mind. - Grandmaster Jigoro Kano


Self Defense Academy COS - YOU Are Worth Defending!

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