Anyone who reads GRACIEMAG and knows what’s up hasn’t a doubt in their mind: judo star Ronda Rousey’s arrival in the UFC isn’t just part of a (cultural, let’s say) process that is changing the routine of girls and women the planet over.
In the USA, Brazil and other countries, an ever-increasing portion of the female population is choosing the martial-arts route as a way of taking care of themselves. The reason for this is a simple one: why just work out in the gym if you can get exercise, take care of your mind and learn to defend yourself against aggression all at the same time?
The proof of Jiu-Jitsu’s growth is numerical: at the modality’s last World Championship, over 200 women were battling it out on the mats in the contest to win medals.
So have you invited the women in your life to try out the gentle art? Wouldn’t that be a fitting New Year’s resolution?
Check out the video of Professors Mônica and Amanda at Gracie Barra Natal, and get inspired.