The thing that motivates you to learn a martial art, like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, might be because you’re interested in learning self-defense. There are many reasons for women to practice martial arts, and the benefits of BJJ extend beyond learning self-defense.
Here are a few reasons why women should train BJJ:
1. Push Your Limits
A martial arts practice pushes you to become more fit, both physically and mentally. You can find ways to challenge yourself in the gym or by training for something like a marathon, but sometimes you need to find a new challenge. BJJ can push your limits and teach you that you’re stronger than you thought you were. It’s less about what your body looks like and more about what your body can do.
2. Connect With Others
It’s true that there aren’t as many women in BJJ as men. But there is a strong likelihood that the women you meet and train with will become your close friends. You connect over a common interest and wind up forming a strong bond through training.
3. Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
Training BJJ gets you out of your comfort zone. You’ll face opponents who are bigger than you, and arguably stronger. But in BJJ, your size and strength don’t dictate who’ll be most successful. Step out of your comfort zone and onto the mats.
4. Set a Positive Example
Women who do BJJ set a positive example for other women, of all ages. And not just because of your training. Most BJJ practitioners adopt an overall healthier lifestyle and are dedicated and disciplined. Someone who’s never done BJJ before might take notice and be less intimidated to try BJJ for herself.
Ascendant Martial Arts in Regina offers a variety of martial arts programs and classes for all ages and experience levels. To learn more about how to get started with any of our programs, contact us today.