The martial arts training environment is a safe, structured, “threat-free zone” where you can learn a valuable skill. While Jiu-Jitsu might seem like a male-dominated sport, women are just as welcome on the mats.
Here are a few of the benefits that women who train Jiu-Jitsu experience:
1. Learn Self-Defense
Learning self-defense through martial arts, like Jiu-Jitsu, gives you a practical set of skills. Your training will teach you how to use skill, technique, strategy, and leverage to defend yourself against an attacker.
2. Sense of Empowerment
Learning self-defense leads to another benefit of training Jiu-Jitsu. Possessing the skills necessary to defend yourself against a potential threat is empowering, both physically and mentally. You feel stronger and more in control of yourself and your life.
3. Greater Self-Esteem
That sense of empowerment leads to another benefit – an increase in self-esteem and pride in growing your skills while strengthening your body and mind.
4. Increased Self-Confidence
As your martial arts practice strengthens your body and mind, the more you learn and grow. Mastering skills and achieving personal goals leads to a sense of accomplishment and boosts your self-confidence.
5. Improved Fitness
Another benefit of Jiu-Jitsu training is a full-body workout that increases strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Your risk for injury will decrease as you improve your posture, breath control, and core strength.
6. Stress Relief
When you show up for class, your single point of focus becomes your Jiu-Jitsu training. Shifting your attention away from the stress of life can help you experience some relief from feeling anxious or worried.
7. Sense of Community
Starting Jiu-Jitsu can be intimidating. But when you learn alongside other women, it can reduce some of the anxiety around getting started. The community you become a part of is where many women create lasting friendships.
Learning Jiu-Jitsu helps you broaden your situational awareness. You’re more likely to recognize potential threats and danger and avoid vulnerable situations.
To learn more about the Team Rhino Gracie Jiu-Jitsu community and the programs and classes we currently have to offer, contact us today.