Why Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu The Perfect Martial Art for Women’s Self Defense

Why is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu The Perfect Marital Art For Women’s Self Defense? 

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the perfect martial art for women’s self-defense because Brazilian Jiu Jitsu allows practitioners to defeat bigger, stronger, seemingly more athletic opponents, using technique and strategy to easily overcome strength and size differences. This ability to defeat larger, stronger opponents, is precisely what made Brazilian Jiu Jitsu into the worldwide phenomenon it is, and makes it the perfect martial art for women.


Technique Triumphs over Giants! About Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques and its meteoric rise to prominence above all martial arts:


Prior to the 1990’s, few in the martial arts world had ever heard of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. At that time, people mostly practiced Tae Kwon Do, Karate, or Kung Fu (and sometimes Kick Boxing). These were the go-to martial arts that people studied at the time. All of them revolve around striking and kicking. The problem is, if you want to defeat a bigger, stronger, more athletic opponent, getting in a fist fight with them is not a good way to do it.


Around 1993, Pay Per View cage fighting began, and among those first cage fighters was a small Brazilian named Royce (pronounced Hoyce) Gracie.


What made Royce Gracie so remarkable was that in the early days of cage matches, there were no weight classes. If you wanted to fight, you went in and fought. So here is Royce Gracie who weighed in around 160lbs, and he was taking on and defeating these giant wrestlers and brawlers who weighed in at anywhere from 225 to almost 300lbs with a technique he called “Gracie Jiu Jitsu.”


You can watch several of his fights here (check out his fight with Dan Severn at 3:50):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK7RI1o37sc


What makes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu so powerful is that it is based on specific, learnable, repeatable techniques, that if mastered, work. Check out this video of women defeating men in Jiu Jitsu Tournaments – and notice – how good their technique is:



So if you are interested in women’s self defense, and you want to learn specific techniques that will absolutely allow you to defeat bigger, stronger opponents using your brain, rather than your weight and the strength of your arms, please come take a class. Your first class is free. We promise you will not be disappointed.


We want to thank you for your interest in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Women in Salt Lake City. We offer Women’s only classes each week at Fusion Academy in Salt Lake City. These classes are taught by women in a safe, supportive environment. Come as you are. No previous fitness level or experience is required. Remember, everyone started somewhere. You will find out studio to be a friendly, inviting, inclusive environment. We are all here to practice the craft of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and help each other learn in a safe, supportive, professional environment.


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