Invite the Women in your Life to Train in Jiu-Jitsu, While Staying Gentle

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O crescimento das turmas femininas na escola Gracie Barra é um sinal de que as mulheres estão trocando o papel de espectadoras de lutas para o de praticante. Foto: Divulgação

The growth of the all-girls classes at Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu school is a sign of how women are leaving the stands as spectators and joining the practitioners on the mats. (Publicity photo)

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.

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