Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Women

More and more people are getting involved in Martial Arts due to its many benefits and its self defense techniques. This is especially true with women.

There is certainly no denying that women often feel more intimidated in this world than men do. Physically weaker than a man, women are often at risk and often they would not have a clue as to how to protect themselves if the need arose. Luckily there is something that you can do if you are a woman and you feel a little intimidated, and that is joining a Martial Arts class!

How a Martial Arts Class May be Able to Help You

There are a variety of different Martial Arts classes available to choose from and so you should definitely find something to suit your needs. You also have the option of choosing between a Martial Arts class aimed specifically for women or a mixed gender class which may be of preference to some women.

Obviously it all depends upon personal preference as to which kind of class you join, but overall there are advantages and disadvantages to both. For example, a female only class will not always teach you how to fight against men and that is generally the main reason you are taking up the activity. So, a mixed class will enable you to protect yourself against various different body shapes and sizes.

Not only will you learn how to protect yourself but you will also become a lot more confident. You will no longer be afraid of walking down the street alone as you will know exactly how to defend yourself if something did happen. Different Martial Arts teach you different methods of self defense and generally the following are some of the best to try:

• Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
• Judo
• Karate
• Kickboxing

The Martial Arts mentioned above are especially designed to help when you are attacked. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu helps you to fight on the ground whilst Karate is one of the more popular Martial Arts which generally helps you to fight and defend yourself at the same time.

Overall it is important to pick a style of Martial Arts to suit you and also which you will feel comfortable in. If you would not feel comfortable being in a male and female class then opt for simply a female only one. As long as you are happy you will learn the best in whichever class you choose.

Copyright (c) 2007 James Liu