Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone, children, women, men, older people…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 will 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.
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 Competitions
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.