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6 Great Tips for Women Thinking about Getting into BJJ

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Everyone Can Get into Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone. There are no exemptions to this rule. Everyone can practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!

Women will no longer go down in history as the stiletto-sporting gender in corporate wear. Nowadays, beneath the lipstick and the make up lies the alter ego of a kimono clad warrior that are equally able to take on the world.

Here are some great reasons (and also tips!) for women who are thinking about getting into the gentle art.

Keep an Open Mind

As with anything new, enjoyment and learning will come easier when keeping an open mind. This will be something new. This is a sport where there will be contact. There willGB Women be times that both physical and mental pressure will get to you. But as you journey becomes deeper, soon you will be able to appreciate its benefits to you and everyone around you.

Start Slow

Regardless of your background (whether you are a practitioner of another martial art) you have to start slow and go with the pace set by the coaches and the professors. This will be for your own good. Starting slow will help your body adjust to the rigors of physical training. Take this pace as a chance for you to learn the techniques.

Trust your instructors

Your instructor knows best. They will guide you through the phases from the beginner’s class to the advanced classes. They will be there to answer your questions and help you in your journey. They will give you feedback whenever it is needed. Your instructors are there to support you.

Make Connections with Other Members

The best way to be comfortable in a new environment is to make connections and Gracie Barra is a warm and welcoming environment. Making friends won’t be a problem. Finding training partners will be easy as well.

Join Amateur Competitionsbjj women

Competing is one of the most effective ways for you to become good. The world of Jiu-Jitsu is packed with female competitors. There are literally hundreds of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialists. Get inspiration from them by competing as well.

Should you have doubts about competing, you may always ask your BJJ professor about your readiness as well.

Make Time for BJJ

You will need to dedicate time for you to improve your jiu-jitsu. Time does the following: widens your avenue for learning, provides you with the chance to absorb and get to know the different facets of jiu-jitsu, and it will enable you to grow with it.

Patience and time will improve your jiu-jitsu. Making connections, competing will help you out.

See you on the mats!

6 responses to “6 Great Tips for Women Thinking about Getting into BJJ”

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  2. Laurie Soriano says:

    What is the difference between M.M.A and B.J.J ? And why does it take along time for each new belt ? Don’t you guys ever worry if someone leaves when they have been at the same belt for along time ? Are guys cool if you have to wear any kind of braces ? Like Ankle braces. I left M.M.A because of getting hurt too many times. And my doctor told me to do some other kind of Martial Arts. So I did, And I was told no braces. So right now I can’t do any Martial arts. Doing Martial Arts has been my life long dream. Now it’s hold because of my old Sensei ( Number 2 ). And the last Martial arts school was Shotokan. If you have a new student who is somewhat slow. Meaning it takes that person awhile to learn a new move. How do you guys feel about that ? I hate not living my dream right now…..

    • Jen Taylor says:

      Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a mainly grappling sport with a few throws and take downs but no striking. It takes a while to earn each belt because there is a lot to learn, but if you invest the time and patience it is extremely worthwhile. It all comes down to time on the mat, same as any other martial art the more you practice the better you will be. Ankle and wrist supports should be fine for training, I’ve seen loads of guys train in them. As for injuries, well it is a martial art but as long as you listen to your instructor the risk is very low. Same as joining any martial art you will start at the beginning and go slow, it’s new so of course it will take a while, but the tips above are true. Find yourself a good academy, follow the tips above and you’ll be fine!

      • Laurie Soriano says:

        Thank you. You are awesome. I have some really great news to share. I wasn’t really sure when I was going to hear from you Jen. So I went to check out this Martial arts school here where I live. Well here is the great news. In the city where I live called Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy. It gets even better. It is under Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. If you would like to know who. Rodrigo Gracie. But there is a catch it’s not Rodrigo Gracie that teaches. I only remember is first name. Mack. He is a 4th degree purple belt. Yes he has train under Gracie family. I have a chance to do this 3 nights a week. I’ll be doing my free classes this Wednesday night. I use to do M.M.A So I know what to look for when I do this. I already like this BJJ school. And I was there just a little two hours last night. And talking to Mack. He seems to be really cool young man. I say young man because I’m 48 and I think he said he is 40. Thank you Jen Taylor your awesome !! Laurie Soriano

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