FREE: Self-defense & bullyproofing seminars at Elite BJJ of Seattle

Sonia Sillan from Elite BJJ of Seattle (WSB sponsor) in North Delridge wants you to know they still have some room in these two free seminars coming up:

WOMEN’S SELF-DEFENSE SEMINAR: This Saturday (July 2nd), a free two-hour seminar starting at 11 am: “Our goal is to leave you with more knowledge, feeling more empowered, and understanding of what self-defense really means (both mentally and physically).” More info here; go here ASAP to RSVP; open to all women/girls 10 and up.

KIDS’ BULLYPROOF SEMINAR: Two free sessions on Sunday, July 10th, ages 6-8 at 11 am, ages 9-12 at 1 pm: “Our approach is a very simple and fundamental one, focusing on empowering the student. It isn’t about telling on the bully; that can in fact make matters worse. It’s about having the confidence to believe in yourself and stand up to other kids.” More info here; RSVP ASAP by going here. Note – parents must attend too.

P.S. While the seminars are truly free, Coach Sonia adds this:

Elite BJJ of Seattle supports New Beginnings-Ending Domestic Violence and would like to ask for donations for their needs. Their mission is to empower survivors and mobilizes community awareness and action to end domestic violence, and they provide housing and support to victims and their families, but they can’t do it alone. If you are able, please donate anything from the following list:
– full size toiletries
– twin size bedding
– school supplies
– gift cards (QFC, Safeway, etc)
– school supplies
– check donation of any amount made out to New Beginnings

5 Replies to "FREE: Self-defense & bullyproofing seminars at Elite BJJ of Seattle"

  • Nw mama June 29, 2016 (9:20 pm)

    Honest question: is this going to be a sales pitch to join elite BJJ?  

    • WSB June 29, 2016 (9:31 pm)

      These are actual bonafide seminars that Elite, formerly Straight Blast, offers, as part of a LOT of pro-bono and other community work. Do they include a sales pitch? Don’t know. If you’re concerned, but otherwise potentially interested, I would honestly suggest calling Sonia to ask. – TR

    • Sonia June 30, 2016 (3:04 pm)

      Hey NW Mama,

      The seminar is run primarily to share information. It is by no means intended to be a sales pitch. I’ve been coaching for 14 years and have been in martial arts since the age of nine. I feel that it is valuable to be able to provide tools to others at no cost, which is a big reason why it’s held on a donations basis for New Beginnings ( If you have any questions, feel free to email me at or call at 206.420.1834!


  • john June 30, 2016 (8:35 am)

    Charles Atlas reborn?

  • Sij July 6, 2016 (7:27 pm)

    A worthy cause. I hope participants were generous with their donations to New Beginnings as generous as Elite was by providing a two hour free seminar.

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