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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: A Powerful Tool for Women

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: A Powerful Tool for Women

Authored By Victor Ochoa 0 Comment(s)

Whenever the topic of martial arts that are useful in terms of self defense for women comes up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most common martial arts to be discussed.

Why is it that so many people consider Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to be one of the more effective methods of combat for women to be able to better defend themselves?

Here are a few different answers to that question listed below;


- Focus on Technique Over Power -

There is no denying that raw power and strength is a huge factor in any physical confrontation. BJJ is incredibly useful for women to learn as, more often than not, they tend to be the smaller party when attacked. Robbers and criminals tend to choose targets that appear smaller and weaker than them.

BJJ empowers women with the ability to fight back by helping them to understand that technique can allow you to defeat a stronger opponent or simply to disengage and escape.

When women begin to train jiu jitsu they learn to stop trying to fight strength with strength. They learn the body mechanics of how to escape certain precarious situations, rather than attempting to futilely overpower the aggressor.

Much Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training consist of learning how to escape bad positions.

- Chokes Over Strikes -

It is not impossible, but it is very unlikely that a smaller woman will be able to knock out an aggressive attacker with a strike. Strikes also have a tendency to create injury in oneself if you miss or hit an opponent in the teeth.

Women who are able to use their BJJ technique to get into a dominant position are then able to apply chokehold submissions. It does not matter how tough you are if someone has a solid choke on you.

At this point the woman who is in control with a chokehold has options at her disposal. She could choose to choke the man until he calms down, hold the position until police or help arrives, increase pressure to choke the aggressor until he is asleep, or even to choke a person to death should the situation be dire enough to call for it.


- Developing Self-Control -

Many people, not just women, fail to properly escape or fight when a physical altercation occurs simply because they lack the ability to stay calm and focus on what needed to be done at the time.

By training Jiu-Jitsu, women can continually expose themselves to challenging and uncomfortable positions. This will help to inoculate them against future panic or fear should they have to defend themselves in the street.

Women who are accustomed to grappling and doing battle with trained fighters several times a week are far less likely to panic when being threatened by an untrained punk.


- Increased Confidence -

Considering the vast multitude of benefits and self-development that occurs from training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu it is no surprise that women often experience an increase in their personal confidence after committing to BJJ for a period of time.

Women who regularly train with champions feel far more confident in their ability to defend themselves should the need arise.

There is also a boost to one's self esteem and confidence as the physical and mental health benefits of training BJJ begins to manifest.


- Escape Tactics -

In the real world, it is far more prudent to prepare for the possibility of escaping from a physical altercation.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has a large focus on training escape and defense tactics. There are too many martial arts that teach their students to always try to fight and win. While this can be admirable in the proper setting, it is often more intelligent to know when to escape during a dangerous confrontation on the streets.

Learning how to and when to properly employ tactics or techniques such as hip escapes, framing, technical stand-ups, and more will empower women and kids with the ability to break free from an altercation and escape if needed.

These impressive benefits that women gain from training jiu-jitsu are but a handful of the many rewards to be gained from committing to BJJ training for women.

There are also schools that have groups of women who gather for private Jiu-Jitsu training sessions, with no men present.

It's these reasons and more that caused people to bring up Brazilian jiu-jitsu when discussing effective self-defense martial arts for women to learn an employee.


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