Importance of Women Learning BJJ

Historically, men have always dominated the MMA world. The most popular fighters are men and until the late 90s, no female fights were even on record. It took a long time for society to accept women into the world of Mixed Martial Arts. With the growing popularity of the art, now more than ever, is an ideal time for women to get involved. As Brazilian Jiu Jitsu continues to thrive, women should begin taking advantage of the benefits the sport provides.

Self Defense

It comes as no surprise that the number one reason BJJ appeals to women is self-defense. Sadly, the statistics back this reasoning up. In the United States, 1 in 4 women have fallen victim to domestic abuse and the ratio is even higher for unprovoked acts of violence. Since BJJ focuses on weaker individuals being able to dominate larger opponents, it is ideal for women. Unfortunately, in today’s society, knowing how to protect yourself is essential for every woman. Since BJJ teaches methods to defend one’s self using every aspect of the body, women who train have the ability to outwit their opponent. The strategic method behind the art of Jiu Jitsu also assists in scenarios where the attacker is larger.

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