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Online Self-Defense for Girls Reduces Fear and Builds Confidence
Contact: Jody Token, 314-479-9388

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 10, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Online instructional videos from The Great Flip www.thegreatflip.com give girls a unique way to learn self-defense skills to reduce fear and increase confidence.

American Heritage Girls, the national faith-based character development organization for girls named The Great Flip its newest Further Learning Program Alliance partner.

"Self-defense training can be scary for girls. The mere mention of attackers and bullies create anxiety," says founder and coach, Jody Token. She developed the website www.TheGreatFlip.com to give girls, ages six to 18, a positive experience learning self-defense.

"Now girls can train in their own comfortable environments. When fear-factors are removed, girls can focus on mastering techniques and gain confidence," says Token. "And no more stinky gyms," she added.

The Great Flip introduces girls to a martial art called Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ). BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can defend them self against a bigger, stronger assailant using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground.

"Statistics show that most self-defense situations end on the ground, especially for girls," Token explains. "No other marital art addresses the ground game like BJJ," adds Token.

Token leads the girls through a series of simple jiu-jitsu techniques addressing movement and safety from the ground and standing. She teaches effective escapes and attacks. The videos are less than three minutes and are meant to be watched, repeated and practiced until mastery. Many can be found on YouTube and Vimeo by searching "The Great Flip Self Defense for girls."

The Great Flip is a subscription-based website. Families with daughters, home-schoolers, American Heritage Girls, athletic directors, physical fitness educators, Directors of Christian Education, youth ministers and camp directors utilize The Great Flip to meet their fitness, faith and team-building goals.

The Great Flip website also provides nutrition resources and faith-based motivation. Token is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu certified instructor and purple belt. She has spent twenty years inspiring young women to be tomorrow's leaders in the nonprofit industry. She and her husband have two daughters who encouraged her to create The Great Flip.
"No one has combined a martial art and a Christian worldview like The Great Flip," says Token. Visit the website at www.thegreatflip.com.