top of page
Athena Women's Self Defense
Class Options & Private Lessons

Athena's Spear


10:30a - 12:30a

2 hrs | $10

Athena's Spear is our jiu jitsu women's only program. In this class we focused on the applications of jiu jitsu (how to get someone to the ground, how to safely get up off the ground and how to fight someone on the ground). We feel jiu jitsu is so important for women to understand, that we dedicate an entire class to it, just for women!


We meet every Saturday. Females only. It is an ongoing class in which you can start anytime. We have a wonderful , welcoming group of women that are committed to your success and growth.

Athena's Shield

TBD | 11am

12 hrs | $150

Saturdays. Athena's Shield is a six week self defense course focused on the application of jiu jitsu in self defense scenarios. This 12 hr course is broken down into 2 hour sessions covering how to protect yourself from an attack using jiu jitsu. Females only. 

In this class we focused first on the aspect of awareness / avoidance, your number one means of protection, and second on understanding how to defend yourself in an attack (more closely looking at rape situations) via the use of jiu jitsu. Secure your spot today while prices are low!

*In addition, during the 6 weeks you are enrolled in this course, you are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Friday Jiu Jitsu 101 course at no additional cost.

Jiu Jitsu 101

Fridays | 6pm

1 hr

Looking to continue your self defense education in jiu jitsu, but not ready to commit to the larger classes? Coach Mattie teaches a co-ed jiu jitsu 101 class focused on the basics of jiu jitsu, building a strong foundational understanding around techniques. This is a perfect opportunity to expand your jiu jitsu knowledge and use of techniques, all while growing your confidence. No experience necessary. Ask about our Jiu Jitsu 101 classes!

* While enrolled in our 6 week Athena's Shield Course, this class is included at no additional charge.

Cardio Kickboxing


​COMING SOON! Health, cardio, strength, technique, endurance, it is all apart of self defense. Self defense is not only about defending the life you have, but also includes building a life you love. That is why we will soon be incorporating a cardio kickboxing class at our Jacksonville location. We are very excited about this new endeavor. Stay tuned for updates or message us if you would be interested!

Private Instruction

1 hr | $100

Private sessions are available and can be offered at a variety of locations.​ These one on one lessons will be formulated according to your specific needs and desire of focus.

Group Seminars/Workshops

2 hrs | Prices Vary

​A workshop can be put together specific to the criteria of your request and location. We do church groups, high school and college girl groups, etc. It's a great way to have fun and create life long bonds with others while learning valuable life saving skills.

Realtor Specific Self Defense

3 hrs | Prices Vary

​Realtors have an increasingly dangerous job as they meet one on one in isolated areas with strangers. If you want to do something good for your employees, contact us and we will set up a private workshop for the men and women employed under your company. We have designed a 3 hour course specific to the safety of those showing homes. This class will cover awareness and basic grab escapes.

If you desire to protect your employees even more, ask about our classes that go even deeper.

  • What do I wear?
    Wear something appropriate, comfortable, and non-restrictive. A t-shirt and yoga pants or workout pants/shorts are best. Also be prepared to dress barefoot. We encourage you to leave jewelry at home, as we will request jewelry is removed for your own safety, as well as the safety of others.
  • Does age matter?
    Classes are geared toward adults (15-50 are our primary clients), however, we are flexible and welcome any young ladies mature enough to take part in our group classes. We also encourage mothers and daughters to take the class together. Please do not hesitate if you have any further questions, we would be glad to help you out.
  • Do I need any previous experience?
    No. You do not need martial arts experience. The classes are structured to be informative to both those with no experience, as well as the experienced martial artist.
  • Can I schedule a group or private lesson?
    If you are interested in group or private classes, please contact us and we would be glad to schedule a date for you.
  • How can I practice what I've learned?
    We have on going courses for continued training opportunities. We recognize the importance of continuing your training, as no one can be expected to recall what was taught in a single workshop, especially while under life threatening pressure. This is why we do our best to make sure you have the opportunity to not only practice what you learned in class, but also to become proficient and expand beyond the basics. Also, feel welcome to pop in a self defense class for review every now and again. Just let us know first so we can be sure we have enough space.
  • Why Athena?
    In Greek mythology, Athena is the goddess of wisdom and war. She is also the goddess of many other important attributes like courage, strength, strategy, skill, and law and justice (to name a few), however, wisdom and war are the two attributes we focus most heavily upon. Our number one means of self defense is our awareness. Wisdom is a big part of awareness. We are wise about where and when we go out and with whom we trust. We are wise and rational about how we respond when a threat comes. Like an owl, we keep our head on a swivel. Our skill in war is what we train for. If the time comes when we need to protect ourselves and our loved ones, we will be ready and well prepared. "Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;" - Psalms 144:

For further questions, please contact us here.

We aim to strengthen and empower women with awareness

and the tools necessary to ensure your safety.

bottom of page