Jiu Jitsu is a grappling martial art that focuses on applying good technique over brute strength or power. This martial arts style gives a smaller opponent a chance to successfully defend themselves against a larger or stronger attacker.
It may seem like martial arts is a male-dominated activity. But because of the emphasis on technique and strategy over strength, Jiu Jitsu is a good martial arts option for all ages, body types, and genders.
Jiu Jitsu is for everyone, and here are three reasons why women should train Jiu Jitsu:
1. Learn self-defense for the real world.
Jiu Jitsu training teaches you self-defense skills that you can use in the real world. Even though a woman might be smaller or not as strong as a potential attacker, Jiu Jitsu training will still provide the skills needed for self-defense.
2. It’s not about winning.
Jiu Jitsu is about strategy and applying what you’ve learned against your opponent. And while students can choose to compete against others, the primary focus isn’t winning. As you train, the only person you need to compare yourself to is yourself. As you make even little improvements, these small accomplishments empower you to keep training, learning and refining your skills.
3. Learn more about yourself.
Jiu Jitsu has the potential to change your life. Committing to a long-term Jiu Jitsu practice not only gives you skills for self-defense, but it also teaches you more about yourself. You learn that you’re capable of more than you ever thought. A weekend-long seminar on self-defense will not show you these things. If you’re willing to put in the work, you’ll be personally rewarded in ways you never expected.
GF Team Toledo offers a Women’s only Jiu Jitsu class taught by women for women. Our goal is to instruct and empower each student with a strong fundamental base of Jiu Jitsu and self-defense. This class offers comfort and support and creates a positive training environment.
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