Women's Self Defense

Women's Self Defense Tacoma

Instructor: Shawn Gaspaire

 Shawn has been running the MABJJ Fife / Tacoma academy for over a decade.  Shawn is an ex-college wrestler and has been with Professor Marcelo Alonso from white belt to black belt. Shawn has over 20 years of coaching experience between BJJ, MMA and Wrestling in the Tacoma area. 

Why learn Self Defense?

To strengthen your abilities to defend yourself while improving  skills, spacial awareness and body understanding. 

Our Philosophy...


  • Family Atmosphere - One the great things at our gyms is the family atmosphere. You can’t get to far by yourself, but as a family we can achieve our goals.
  • Best Instructors - We pride ourselves in quality instruction. Our instructors are ready to do what it takes for you to reach your goal.
  • Focus on you - Classes are available for people of all ages and skill levels, from Beginners to Professionals - Children to Seniors - the Health Conscious to the Future Ex-Couch Potato.
  • The Real Deal - You will receive the highest level of instruction available in Washington State. Our BJJ instructor is Brazilian. Our Muay Thai Instructor is from Thailand. We're all about authenticity and