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Brazilian Jiu-jitsu: Why Every Woman In Traverse City Should Know This Effective Self Defense Art Fo

Women in Traverse City have a number of choices in martial arts to select from. They could practice Karate, Kempo, Kung Fu, Judo, Ninjitsu, Boxing, Taekwondo and many other martial arts. However, that which may prove the most beneficial in equipping Northern Michigan women with self defense skills is Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu or BJJ as it is commonly referred to as, first evolved in Brazil in the early 20th century. The theory of BJJ is simple -- use the strongest part of your body, your legs and core to defend against and defeat a larger stronger opponent. BJJ relies upon sweeps, escapes, joint locks and chokes.

At the Seung-ni Martial Arts Academy in Traverse City, teenagers and woman of all ages practice BJJ and receive the following benefits:

BJJ Teaches You To Be Resourceful

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu class shows women how to use their clothing as a self defense weapon and to use their attacker's clothing as a weapon. For instance, at a Girl Scout pack meeting several weeks ago held at a Traverse City Elementary School, the young women learned how to choke an attacker with his own collar while fighting from their back.

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Helps You Think Under Pressure

In BJJ class, young women grapple and have to practice using their self defense skills against a partner who is trying to impose their will upon them. Not scripted, this free flowing exercise of randori teaches the student how to think on the fly and to p