Who We Are

Who We Are

My name is Kathy Ortiz and I founded the Women’s Combat Alliance to help reach out to women regarding their options for Self-defense as well as promote and support the growth of women in the martial arts.

I am a Black Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu under Master Pedro Sauer. I am also a Brown Belt in Judo and have attained a level 5 in Krav Maga. I am also a Pink Belt in the Gracie Academy Women Empowered program and have completed the Gracie Combative courses. I have trained in the Martial Arts for over 13 years focusing primarily on self-defense.

I work with women in many different schools to develop and promote martial arts programs for women worldwide.

Grace Cassens, a Purple Belt under Master Pedro Sauer, teaches the WCA classes at Agogi Academy of Combatives.. We have worked closely together to provide you with solid techniques and strategies with which to protect yourselves.