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August 18, 2018

A.J. and some of his self-defense seminars participants

A.J. Edwards has a passion for teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the number one self-defense martial art in the world.

"The world can be a dangerous place," said Edwards. "Just this past year there have been 79 sexual assaults in Fargo, 49 in Grand Forks, 458 in Minneapolis and 9 in Bemidji. Sex trafficking is a very real threat to women these days. There are many types of self-defense classes a woman can take but Jiu-Jitsu specifically teaches a woman how to escape when she is down on t...

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