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Alchemy Jiu Jitsu ribbon cutting

A new martial arts studio has opened in Old Town Tehachapi. Owners Rachel Jager and Yin Chi Fuller cut the ribbon at Alchemy Jiu Jitsu Academy on July 11.

The two Tehachapi working moms wanted to create a safe space where students of all ages can come and practice self-defense techniques, exercise and work out.

"Most gyms can be intimidating and we wanted our gym to be inclusive and welcoming," said co-owner Rachel Jager, "Everyone has their own path and we want to help them craft a path."

Alchemy Jiu Jitsu plans a community-based program headed by brown belt Daniel Neis who has a mixed martial arts background. Rachel, Yin Chi and Steve Jager will also teach classes. Yin Chi's husband Ray is their IT specialist. Rachel said they can take students as young as 5 years old if they are mature enough to follow directions.

Alchemy Jiu Jitsuis located at 20601 Hwy 202, Suite A102, in Tehachapi.