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Coach Lucinda Franze

Lucinda Franze is one of our Women Empowered Instructors who work alongside Professor Tony and Coach Tanya, empowering and guiding women on their self-defense journey. Her passion is teaching Jiu- Jitsu to women and children. She is also a Blue Belt Stripe 2 and a Master Cycle student. Her devotion to teaching Jiu-Jitsu is unmistakable in her dedication to assisting her children and fellow GJJA students in achieving their training and self-defense goals.

Her Story

Lucinda's four children have trained at GJJA for nearly seven years. After she recovered from a traumatic back injury and spine surgeries, she finally felt ready to join her children on the mat in September 2019. She enjoys helping others become empowered through their Jiu-Jitsu practice.

Lucinda is a former EMT and currently a Health Liaison for the Cherry Creek School District. She earned her ECE111: Infant and Toddler Theory and Practice certificate through Red Rocks Community College. She is CPR certified and completed the Gracie University Women Empowered Instructor Certification Program in January 2022.


Helio Gracie : Rorion Gracie : Ryron and Rener Gracie : Tony Debelak : Lucinda Franze

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