It may be free, but at least some arm-twisting is required.
A jiu-jitsu academy in Redwood City is holding a free self-defense seminar for women on Saturday, March 9, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Instructors at the Charles Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy at 701 Arguello St. want to help community members protect themselves.
“Learn techniques that have been proven to be effective for everyone, regardless of size, age or abilities,” the academy said.
Space is limited, so RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (650) 503-8765.