What I’m about to share with you is something I’m so passionate about… and is one of the most important videos that I have shared with you to date.

For those of you that haven’t heard what happened; a few weeks ago, surveillance video footage from a middle school in Indiana surfaced on the internet of a 13-year-old boy, Austin McDaniel, getting beat mercilessly and relentlessly by a 15-year-old bully while at least a dozen bystanders did absolutely nothing to help.

As if that wasn’t horrendous and brutal enough, 11 days later, Austin’s best friend, Logan, got beat up by the same bullies.

This story breaks my heart… and I’m asking you to join me in spreading this important message. It’s time for us to work together to empower the kids whose stories don’t every make it into the public eye. We must end this epidemic NOW.

The Gracie Family has been “bullyproofing” children for 85 years, and has concluded that there are only three solutions to bullying:

1) Bullyproof the Victims
2) Bullyproof the Bullies
3) Bullyproof the Schools

In this new video, Rener Gracie explains how each of the three solutions must be executed to have the greatest possible impact on our nation’s youth.

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Fear. Defeat. Hopelessness. Disempowerment.

About four years ago, I experienced a moment that changed my life. Even as a professional, hard-working woman who works out every day and is physically fit, I experienced a moment of complete disempowerment.

Traveling alone at night for work after a show, I was filling up on gas and snacks at a gas station somewhere between New York and Connecticut.  Three men inside the gas station approached me and were asking inappropriate questions about my plans for the evening.  As I tried to ignore them, they got more aggressive and crude, calling me names and commenting on my body.  They made it clear they wanted me to come with them.  The small man behind the counter looked as helpless as I felt, and I immediately realized that this situation could easily get out of control.  Reacting only to the immense sense of fear I felt, I dropped my water and snacks on the countertop without paying and bolted out to my rental car, only to be followed out by them yelling at me and calling me every derogatory name in the book. I locked my door, floored the gas, and drove off, only to pull over as soon as I could to regain my composure.


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Eve Torres and Rener Gracie will be teaching a Women Empowered self-defense course at the 27th Annual National Hispanic Women’s Conference in Phoenix, AZ.

In just two hours, learn the 5 most important self-defense techniques that could save your life. The techniques are based on leverage and technique, so anyone can execute them with ease, and no experience is necessary!


340 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Time: 9:45am – 11:45am

Attire:  T-shirt (no tank tops) and comfortable workout attire

For information on how to register, click HERE.

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For those of you who missed me on E! News last night, tune in today at 12pm!

I had the opportunity of teaching Ashlan just a couple of life-saving techniques.

To find out more about how to empower yourself with not only the physical techniques, but also the proper mindset, click HERE.

If you’d like to learn these techniques along with the entire Women Empowered curriculum, you can come try a class at the Gracie Academy, Beverly Hills. (324 S Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills)

Just mention my name and try a class for free!


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Join me for a FREE Women’s self-defense seminar this Saturday!

In response to the attempted rape that took place near Runyon Canyon on June 2, the Gracie Academy is offering two free women’s self-defense seminars in July, one in Torrance and one in Beverly Hills. This special 2-hour seminar is designed for first-time self-defense students; you don’t need to have any prior experience!

Click HERE for more information.

Hope to see you there,

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I am SO excited to share with you Made Woman Magazine!

What is Made Woman Magazine you ask? Well, Made Woman Magazine was founded in 2009 by Lindsey Day and Serena Watson (fellow USC Trojans!!). Troubled by the lack of diverse representations of females in magazines, they set out with a unique vision to create a platform for young professional women to connect and grow together. Together, they built the Made Woman team: a collective of strong, witty and opinionated women devoted to writing about the issues that affect women’s daily lives. More than two years later, Made Woman is becoming a lifestyle brand focused on spreading positivity, humor, and relevant information throughout the digital world and beyond.

As you know I place tremendous value in sisterhood and women empowerment and Made Woman Magazine truly embodies this! I encourage all you BeliEVErs out there to get involved , sign up, and most important pledge to support this initiative!

Check out this awesome video, in which I am featured as a Made Woman.

Here are some behind the scene’s pictures from the video shoot:

Here is the link to the Made Woman Spotlight on myself! Leave a comment and let me know what you think!!

Want to support young professional women everywhere?! Please make a contribution to Made Woman Mag’s Indiegogo campaign today CLICK HERE!

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Take a moment to check out this new video!

Women Empowered is the official Gracie self-defense program for women – a program that changed my life so significantly that I now dedicate myself to teaching it. In this 15-lesson program, we will teach you how to neutralize the 15 most common attacks ranging from having your hair grabbed to being pinned to the ground by a weapon-bearing assailant.

Unlike most self-defense systems that rely heavily on strength, speed, and coordination, the techniques in the Women Empowered program employ leverage, technique, and timing, so anyone, regardless of age or athletic ability, can make them work against larger opponents.

Once you complete the Women Empowered program, you may take a timed proficiency test, and should your performance meet Gracie Academy standards, you will be awarded the pink belt as a symbol of your accomplishment!

To learn how you can access the Women Empowered program from home, or to find a Certified Training Center near you, visit:‬‬ or

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