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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 perform self defense moves from muscle memory even when under the gun.

Traverse City Women Learn How To Defend Against The Power Of A Stronger Attacker

In BJJ class, the women students of the Seung-ni Academy in Traverse City get to drill and practice their self defense skills against women and also men. The male training partners are patient and encouraging. The BJJ class is very non-intimidating and positive especially for new students of the Brazilian self defense art form.

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Makes Women "Tough"

In BJJ class you are pushed, pulled and tugged at. You get use to this close bodily contact and appreciate it as good contact - necessary contact to learning this powerful self defense art. As such, if ever in a violent real life self defense situation -- a female BJJ student would not be phased or intimidated by being hit or attacked by a male.

If you are a women living in Northern Michigan or have a daugther or grand daughter who you believe could benefit from the confidence in learning a street savy self defense system -- then you should try a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu class. The Seung-ni Academy in Traverse City is located on 3 Mile Road and can be reached at 231-932-4300. The Traverse City Seung-ni offers a free introductory program for new clients.

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