Martial arts can be a powerful tool for women. Through training, women not only develop the skills to protect themselves, but also gain self-confidence, determination, focus, and self-respect. Practicing martial arts can also be a great way to relieve stress, get in shape, and create a supportive network of friends and mentors!

Team FVGC’s Mighty Maiden Women’s Class teaches a combination of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, and self-defense skills in a safe, supportive, and empowering environment. It is designed for women with a variety of experience levels; we welcome women with absolutely no experience as well as our more advanced martial artists. This is a class that can be taken by itself or in conjunction with another martial arts program at FVGC.

The Mighty Maiden Program is taught by Alexandra Peterson, who has been training in the martial arts for over 20 years and is one of the highest ranking female Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners in Wisconsin. She has many years of teaching experience both in striking and grappling and is the founder of Rebel Girls BJJ, a non-profit organization that promotes women’s jiu-jitsu and its community in Wisconsin.