Updated: Mar 6
If you're a girl looking to learn jiu jitsu, here's a quick list to help you decide if it's right for you. The Brazilian art of Jiu Jitsu cleanses you of your old tired notions of what you think physical self defense looks like and replaces them with practical and applicable skills (that can also double as recreational activity). Here are some reasons why every girl should start training jiu jitsu:
Jiu jitsu teaches girls that they can be powerful despite their size and give them confidence in living their day to day lives, to be less afraid of dark shadows.
In addition, it teaches them to be confident in their body and own skin. That their bodies are better and stronger when they are healthy, rather than trying to shrink them to unrealistic beauty standards.
2. Practical Application of Self Defense Skills:
We know that self defense cannot be learned in one weekend class. It has to be taught to our bodies as well as our brains. Jiu jitsu takes self defense and turns it into a fun sport where girls can learn self defense in a fun and safe atmosphere. The wide range of training partners in all genders, ages, and sizes teaches girls how they should fight different opponents.
3. Community of Strong, Like-Minded Women:
We all know how important it is that girls are surrounded by positive role models, and good peers. Jiu jitsu tends to draw in strong, confident, hardworking women who can be great examples for developing girls. Similarly, girls who tend to do jujitsu have similar traits, they are determined and resilient. When girls are surrounded by other girls with the same drive as them it encourages them to be that way even more, on AND off the mats