Girls Who Grapple: Tips for women who want to train Brazilian jiu jitsu

     So, you want to learn Brazilian jiu jitsu (or BJJ), huh? Well… YAY!! You’re in for a great adventure. I’m still a beginner in my experience and skill set with BJJ, but it has taught me so much in a short time. I began training in early March 2017 after toying with the idea for years. I’ve never been athletic and was always that kid in school trying to get out of gym class. While waitressing at a sports bar in college, I dreaded any playoff games or Superbowls. The UFC pay-per-view matches were the one thing I couldn’t take my eyes off of, though. I may or may not have spilled a few beers and wings while awestruck at watching my first arm bar EVER…. Continue reading