Why are Women Encouraged to Train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)?
Everyone should learn martial arts, regardless of gender. However, men and women may have different reasons to train Brazlian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). BJJ is a martial art that utilizes leverage and technique to overcome brute strength. Jiujitsu promotes the concept of how a smaller person can defend themselves against a larger opponent. Here are a few reasons on why we think women should consider taking up the sport:-
Most women are drawn to BJJ because they want to learn how to protect themselves. BJJ techniques are meant to help a smaller, weaker individual defend oneself against a larger, more powerful assailant.
- Gain Confidence
Female practitioners are known to be very resilient in the face of adversity and they stand their ground with the help of their newly found power. BJJ teaches you to control your breathing, suppress your fight-or-flight instinct, and calm your emotions.
- Stress Reliever
BJJ is a great stress relief, which is beneficial for your mental health. With diagnoses like depression, anxiety, or PTSD – the ones that rule the mental health world – you’re going to find that your mind isn’t in the present. It’s often in the past or in the future. But when it comes to training Jiujitsu, your mind can’t be ‘somewhere else’. You have to be in the present or you just might get choked or tapped out.
- Get In Shape
Many women get into BJJ because they are looking for a way to get in shape without doing boring workouts. Training BJJ is a fun full body workout that burns calories and improve overall body strength and you are learning a legit skill at the same time. We have teaching and training techniques that will bring you to that level, no matter how unatheletic or uncoordinated you believe you are. Jiujitsu is littered with success tales of unexpected trainees who go on to become World Champions.
- The Sisterhood
The people you train with will certainly become your non-biological family. Because there are so few women in Jiujitsu, the bonds that form between Jiujiteiras are much stronger than those that form in a regular gym. Women who participate in what is unquestionably a highly male dominated sport are few. It won’t only be the females in your local academy who will become your sisters. Female Jiujitsu practioners from other academies, as well as those you fight against in competitons, will develop an instant bond with you.