FEMA Girls and F.L.Y. Teens


FEMA offers two unique programs especially for girls.  Our goal is to have fun while learning new things and to help girls be stronger, healthier people.  

FEMA Girls - girls ages 6-12 train every Saturday from 9:30-11:00 AM with instructor Stephanie Drinkard.  In addition, the last Wednesday of the month is "Sensei Day" with FEMA founder and head instructor Sensei/Shifu Kore' Grate.

FEMA Girls teaches and nurtures:

  • Safety and Respect
  • Self-Esteem
  • Fun and Laughter
  • Healthy Discipline
  • Ways to Work Together in a Group
  • Ways to Work Alone
  • Empowerment
  • Focus
  • Hand-Eye Coordination
  • Community
  • Physical, Emotional, and Mental Skills

FEMA Teens - girls ages 13-17 belong to FEMA Leadership Youth, or FLY.  FLY meets on Saturdays from 9:30-11:00 AM            FLY students are also welcome to attend the regular adult classes with Sensei/Shifu Kore' Grate on Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 PM 

FLY offers:

  • Self -defense exercises and techniques
  • Energizing and rewarding workouts
  • Stretching and strengthening
  • Basics in the arts of Judo and Gong Fu
  • How to block, kick and punch safely
  • Meditation

These two programs were developed to create peer-group spaces to learn martial arts in a safe, fun and supportive environment. We explore the martial arts with our bodies, minds and spirits in a community that supports and believes in peace, progress, happiness, love, health and freedom.

Community Involvement

FEMA students are involved inside and outside of the dojo. 

New Students

Join any Saturday at 9:30AM .  Please arrive 15 minutes early to register and wear loose-fitting clothing

Please note: A parent or guardian must be present at the first class to register.

Please fill out and bring the following registration form and waiver (forms are also available at the Dojo).

Tuition is sliding scale $45 - $120 per month.  Additional fees include a Judo Uniform for $25-$35, an annual insurance fee of $30 and a student handbook of $25.

Scholarships are available so please ask us if you need financial assistance.

Contact FEMA: 612-729-7233  3743 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407


Upcoming Events
 FEMA'S New Year MISOGI: January 7, 2015 5:00-9:00PM
NEXT Self Defense Session: March 16, 2015 6:00-9:00PM  
AWMAI Conference-January 23-25, 2015 in Austin, Texas for more info: www.awmai.org   
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