Top 5 Reasons Women Should Learn Jiu-Jitsu
WOMENS JIU JITSU
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Womens Jiu Jitsu — Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling martial art that has tremendously grown in popularity over the past decade. In recent years, there has been a huge increase in female participants being drawn to the sport. Women are finding the sport empowering, ideal for their (often) smaller size, an excellent workout, and the best way to begin learning to protect themselves in a very practical, realistic, and healthy environment. Here are five reasons every woman should train Jiu Jitsu.
1 LEARN TO DEFEND YOURSELF
BJJ is one of the most practical forms of self defense for any female to learn. While focused primarily on defending yourself while on the ground, it also includes grappling and engaging while in the standing position. This allows you to understand how to move and protect your body, both while standing and while on the ground.
Jiu Jitsu is considered a co-ed sport. Yet, many women feel most comfortable training with other women. Especially those who are taking beginners Jiu-Jitsu. Take your time training. The ability to train alongside men will develop in time. Training with men will give you the very real experience of handling and defending yourself should the situation ever warrant it.
2 BUILD CONFIDENCE
Jiu Jitsu is an incredible asset in developing self confidence. For women, this is especially essential as confidence in oneself is also an excellent addition for self defense purposes. Jiu Jitsu will teach you to carry yourself with confidence, knowing that you are strong, capable, and knowledgeable. Jiu Jitsu is the perfect sport to equip you as you grow personally and build confidence in this area.
3 FALL IN LOVE WITH COMMUNITY
The Jiu Jitsu community is an incredibly inclusive community, full of people of all ages, genders, sizes, and backgrounds. It is typical to find people in their 60’s rolling on the mats next to young mothers and everyone in between. It’s not hard to fall in love with the community that can be found in Jiu Jitsu. You’ll find support from your fellow teammates from the minute you step on the mat, and will likely find some of your best friends while on the mats.
4 STAY FIT, BE HEALTHY
As you know, working out at the gym can become tiring, mundane, and boring. At times, the routine will make it difficult to show up regularly to keep your health and fitness on track. When practicing Jiu-Jitsu, you will find yourself with a different perspective on wellness. BJJ is fun, exciting, and oddly addictive to nearly everyone who gives it a shot. This makes it the perfect workout to keep you coming back for more. Practicing Jiu-Jitsu incorporates your entire body, from head to toe. It provides you with strength and conditioning that will keep you moving, strong, healthy, and most importantly, happy.
5 RELIEVE STRESS
Daily life can bring on a lot of stress. Whether you find yourself at a typical 9-5 job or as a stay at home mom tending to your children all day, you are sure to have some stress inducing moments. The nature of Jiu Jitsu is one in which requires you to fully focus your mind and body on the task at hand. It is very difficult to do Jiu Jitsu while your mind is elsewhere thinking about your challenges and stresses. Jiu Jitsu is the perfect outlet for healthy stress-relief. You’ll find that your mind will be focussed on Jiu Jitsu instead of on the day, and as you leave the mats, you will likely find yourself with a new and refreshed mind.
In conclusion, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a grappling martial art, has become extremely popular in women who are finding Jiu-Jitsu training to be an excellent workout, and the best way to begin learning self defense in a very practical, realistic, and fun environment. Every women’s jiu-jitsu trainee will build confidence, stay healthy, and relieve stress, all while learning to kick ass!
If you are a female looking for an incredibly exciting community that will support you in your pursuit of self defense, health and wellness, look no further than the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.