The Jiu jitsu is predominantly practiced by men.
Fortunately, in recent years, it has become more popular with women.
Kick boxing fitness and self-defense are very popular, but the Jiu Jitsu is still a bit in the shadows. When I talk about Jits in my surroundings, people often look at me with big eyes: huh ???
What is that?
I discovered this sport because I practice a another combat sport (Taekwondo).
The Jits didnt attract me at first sight.
Bizarre (sexual) positions on each other, body to body often with people you know barely.
The sweat of the other that flows on you, the crotch sometimes very close to your face.
No thank you, I will stand and continue to kick.
When you concentrate and practice the techniques, the discomfort of the beginning fades.
You focus on the technique and not on the buttoms of your opponents in your face.
Women should pay more attention to Jiu jitsu because is an excellent defense without receiving or kicking.
Yes, you end up having bruises all over the body, but it hurts less than fists or kicks in the face.
I was happy and surprised to see several girls in kick boxing classes and jiu jitsu in Australia.
In some places, you could be 6 to 10 girls on the mat.
Determined and confident women.
It takes courage to step into the door every
session knowing that there are 10 big guys waiting for you.
I always liked being surrounded by men in the practice of my sports.
It challenges me, pushes me to be stronger, more powerful.
I want to show them that I am capable too.
But sometimes I’m discouraged. I also want to be on top of the opponent in control and attack.
It’s quite normal at the beginning to be in survival mode since you dont have all the tools to live or even to hunt.
It will come with lots of practice and hours on the mat.
Again, I have to work my patience.
Like any sport, it’s not always easy and it has phases of discouragement.
Moments where you have to take on you and continue, persevere despite frustration or injury.
This sport is wonderful, it’s a constant learning.
I dont go to college, but I learn every day.
There are millions of situations and techniques to get out of trouble and attack.
A sport in constant evolution with diversity and creativity. It’s what it’s catch me. I want to learn more and more.