Martial arts are a great way to get fit while learning self-defence. The best martial art for women is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) because it’s well suited to smaller people. I’ll explain why BJJ is best for women and how it can help you feel empowered as well as teach you discipline, confidence, respect and camaraderie among other things.
BJJ is an empowering sport
BJJ is an empowering sport. It can help you feel more confident and comfortable in your own skin, as well as with other people.
BJJ is a self-defence sport. If you are ever put into a position where you need to protect yourself from an attacker, BJJ will give you the tools to do that.
BJJ is also a great way for women who have never exercised before to get started in fitness and health because it has so many benefits (both physical and mental).
This martial art teaches you to use your brain
You’ve probably heard the expression “the brain is the strongest muscle in your body.” While this may seem like an old wives’ tale, it’s actually true. Your brain is a muscle that needs to be exercised just like any other part of your body. By training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), you’re exercising your brain and learning how to think quickly and react instinctively. In fact, BJJ will help improve all areas of life. No matter what stage in life you are at or what type of goals you have set for yourself, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can help!
It’s really, really fun
There are many reasons why women should train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It’s a great way to get fit and meet new people, but the best part is that you will have fun learning new techniques from experts. You can take classes with experienced instructors who have been training for years. You will learn how to use your body weight and leverage against an opponent in order to be successful in a fight or self-defence situation.
You can let go of frustration
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art that teaches you how to properly defend yourself from situations in which you are being attacked. This means that if you’re being attacked and unable to defend yourself, it can be very frustrating.
However, with BJJ and its focus on mental strength, you will have the ability to let go of this frustration and deal with what is happening instead of feeling helpless about it. Additionally, since BJJ requires physical training as well as mental training, your body will also benefit from the practice—which can help lower stress levels and decrease anxiety levels as well!
It will help you build self-confidence
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It teaches students how to subdue opponents through takedowns, pins, and joint locks. As you progress in your skills, you gain confidence in your abilities and become more comfortable with confronting physical threats such as bullies or violent attackers. This can help women feel better about themselves when faced with uncomfortable situations outside of the gym as well. When you know yourself well enough to know that you can defend yourself if necessary, it boosts your overall confidence level by reducing anxiety about threats from others or situations where physical danger may arise.
BJJ helps you develop a strong healthy body
BJJ is a great way to get in shape. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is perfect for toning up your body. BJJ requires you to use your whole body, making it a very effective workout for building muscle tone and reducing fat from your midsection. In addition, since each class begins with dynamic warm-up exercises (such as jumping jacks or pushups), you’ll burn some extra calories before you even start rolling! The end result? You’re more likely to lose weight while increasing muscle mass in the process!
BJJ also helps reduce stress levels because it teaches students how to control their emotions during competition or sparring sessions—a skill that can easily be transferred into daily life!
BJJ is a great way to get exercise as well as learning self-defence
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a great way to get exercise and learn self-defence. It’s a tough workout that works your whole body, making it great for cardio, strength training and flexibility.
When you first start doing BJJ you’ll be surprised at how exhausted you are after each class. For me (I started BJJ at age 44), the first few months were very difficult as I had to get used to the training schedule but once my body adjusted it’s been amazing! Not only do I feel more confident in real-life situations but I’ve found myself sleeping better too! Don’t worry you can go at your own pace, after a few classes your body will adapt to BJJ positions.
All you have to do is show up
I hope this blog post has helped you become more interested in BJJ, and maybe even inspired you to try it out. If so, I encourage you to start training! You’re going to be surprised at how much fun it is—and how quickly your body will adapt to new movements and positions. But most importantly, remember that the best part about learning BJJ is getting better at something new. And when things get tough (both on the mat or off), just keep showing up to class and practice. That is all you have to do; show up to class.
Leon – BJJ Student