As a father of two daughters (soon to be 9 and 6) who have been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu I know the benefits that they will obtain from not just training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but training against boys in class.
In the beginning, there is an intimidation factor. This is true for anyone trying something new within a group setting with people who have been doing the activity longer than they have; whether it’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Cross-Fit, Gymnastics, Dance, Painting or taking guitar lessons. As they spend more time on the mats, they become more comfortable, the intimidation factor is gone and they can’t imagine not being on the mats.
When it comes to the self-defense aspect, we live in a world filled with bullies and not only will my daughters face on-line and verbal bullies, but I know that the sad reality is that my daughters are more likely to be physically attacked by a male than a female. I want them to be able to remain calm and know that their training will help keep them safe.
Now I could go on and on, but there are plenty of articles on-line that share the benefits girls and women receive from training Brazilian Jiu Jistu .
Here are some links that you can check out and when you’re ready, set up your FREE INTRO CLASS!
A(nother) Girl’s Perspective – Rolling with male teammates.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu For Women – Self-Defense, Amazing Workout and Creativity
BJJ For Women – Five Reasons Women Should Train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Girl Talk – What to expect when attending your first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class.
The internet and social media are filled with similar stories and when it’s time to start your own story, I know that the team at Frequency Martial Arts will be here to help you write it.