Why should women train Jiu Jitsu, you ask? Well—I’ve been wracking my brain to narrow down the massive list I have as to why I, as a 44-year-old mother of 5 LOVE this art. I love many modalities of activity and mediation but what I love about Jiu Jitsu is that it literally can be done by ANY one at ANY age regardless of “ability” level.
Fighting Against Statistics
Statically, women are 75% more likely to be attacked than men. According to a collection of independent studies done by the University, of Oregon in April 2021, women who train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are at least 50-60% LESS likely to be raped in an attack because of the knowledge, skills and confidence that Jiu Jitsu provides.
I love the way Jiu Jitsu makes me feel about my body. Now I’m not referring to that unicorn of a bikini body that is still a fragment of my imagination. I’m talking that I feel flipping powerful. I feel confident that I would be able to defend myself in an altercation. Jiu Jitsu was DESIGNED for smaller and weaker opponents to learn the importance of technique over strength. The right subtle move can be executed on an opponent of ANY size when performed properly in self defense. I also like that my daughter trains and sees her mother train like a badass. She’s proud of herself and of me. Confidence in children is a difficult lesson to teach a child—and being the example is a great start. Jiu Jitsu gives you that.
This is a community of tough, funny, loud, supportive women and girls from every walk of life. Every size. Every color. Every age. Everything…. I have made lifelong friends through Jiu Jitsu who have laughed and cried with me on the mat and offered me such encouragement to keep going when things are hard.
I could go on and on. Suffice it to say—ladies need Jiu Jitsu. So, if you’ve never tried, try. Come and get on the mat to play with us! OSS! In health and fitness,
Susan, 43, Mother of 5, Blue Belt, Scorpio