Why Women & Girls Need to Learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

Imagine you are walking down the street one evening heading to your home on a dimly lit path and out of nowhere you hear the sound of footsteps behind you. Before you can turn to check to see who is following you, you are down on the ground bleeding and your purse is gone. You are lucky it wasn’t a worse outcome.

Many believe if you are not blessed with a strong and fit body then you stand no chance against people who wish to harm you physically. This is a lie that needs to stop once and for all.

This is how helplessness feels too many people who don’t consider themselves fit or strong. There are over 1.5 million women in the world who have been raped or assaulted and the numbers of these cases keep on rising as the years pass by unfortunately. Rape cases are common, especially in third world countries. Women need to learn how to defend themselves when such situations arise and it is very doable.

The industrial age ended in 1970. We are in the information age where being ignorant is considered a choice. With so much information at our fingertips, we need to learn more about self-defense—as a woman, learning to defend yourself is the key to living a healthy and fulfilled life.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial arts sport that has blossomed over the years and as information has spread about it there has been in an increase in ladies picking it up. Initially, the sport was male-dominated however nowadays you will find ladies in the training grounds of BJJ.

The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a sport that utilizes technique and leverage to overcome strength. This means that less masculine people or smaller people can beat and overcome strong opponents with BJJ. In this article, we will see why women need to learn Jiu-Jitsu.

Defending yourself in real-life situations

The aim of most attackers is always to get you down to the ground. BJJ martial art is among the few sports that teach their practitioners techniques that focus on ground fighting. If someone takes you down to the ground to attack you—as a BJJ practitioner, the aggressor has made a major miscalculation. These techniques teach you how to defend yourself and overcome when you are on the ground.

Family

This is a sport also enjoyed by families. It is a natural of way of learning self-defense while having fun. Sometimes the children start first and parents join later or vice versa after they see the benefits and fun of the sport. Instead of dropping your son or daughter off to play a sport, this is something you can engage in together and results in a lot of good conversation. Another benefit is that families may try one session for free.

The kind of friends you make while training in BJJ are the type you may call family. There is a special bond that is created between BJJ practitioners. When training, there is usually a lot of body to body contact that occurs between you and your fellow training opponent.

The contact that you get with another BJJ practitioner triggers your body to release neurochemicals in your brain. These neurochemicals lead to the release of hormones such as Oxytocin commonly referred to as the cuddle or empathy hormone. Scientists have proven that the release of this hormone has an impact on the bond created between two people and that is why for BJJ practitioners— friendships develop quickly.

Health and Weight

If you want to stay younger for a longer time, then practice BJJ. Science has proven countless times that martial art sports such as BJJ have the power to help maintain a more youthful appearance. The students who practice this sport may not start in their most ideal body shape but naturally, over time, develop a more fit and defined body shape.

Final thoughts

There are many reasons why ladies should learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This sport shapes your body, mind and soul, teaches to you to defend yourself while building and maintaining long-term relationships.

John Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Allen TX
John Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Allen, TX

 

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Amber Ausburn:
“I absolutely love this place. They make you feel right at home. The owners and staff are simply amazing. My son loves coming here to learn how to defend himself. I have seen his self confidence grow since he started this class. All the instructors are very well trained. This is hands down the best place to learn Jiu Jitsu. I love coming here to watch my son learn from all the first class instructors. The owners sons have even inspired me to get in shape. I am very happy I chose this awesome place for my son and you will be too.”

 

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