Three Reasons Women Should Train BJJ
As we continue putting down roots in St. Mary’s County, we are thrilled to see the women of Lineage BJJ grow in numbers and strength. While women still make up a smaller percentage of BJJ athletes around the world, that number is growing exponentially every year – for good reason.
Our many years of experience show us that learning BJJ is good for anyone who wants to learn reliable self-defense, get a good workout, and gain a supportive community.
The women who come through our doors describe an especially cohesive experience and are some of our most dedicated and enthusiastic students.
BJJ bridges the gap between size, strength, and natural athletic ability and meets it with an emphasis on technique, which means people of all ages and backgrounds can find success here.
If you’re considering joining us for a trial, we encourage you to take a chance and give it a try. You’ll quickly see your best mental and physical attributes, with time and effort, translate to your unique abilities on the mat, and you’ll quickly gain strength and confidence.
If you’re thinking about joining their ranks, here are three reasons to help get you through the door.
We want to help the women and girls in our community feel safe, aware, and in control of their surroundings, and we think BJJ is the best avenue to get there. Aside from the physical training and enjoyment you’ll find on the mats, we’ll also teach anti-bullying, awareness, and technique variations that are suited more to self-defense, rather than the sport of BJJ.
Lineage is a great place to safely practice setting strict physical and psychological boundaries. We create a secure environment that invites you to willingly get a little bit uncomfortable, so you can practice thinking calmly in all types of scenarios. (Don’t worry – we also meet our new students where they are and don’t push too far too soon.)
Developing strategic thinking, calm and muscle memory is the best training for the unknown is worth your time, whether you’re five years old or 50, off to college or kindergarten.
Cricket, who began training BJJ in Winter 2019, came to us with self-defense as her main focus.
“I began training jiu-jitsu to feel more comfortable and safe living in a big city with my daughter,” said Cricket. “I wanted to know that if something dangerous were to happen while my husband was away, I would have some knowledge as to how I could protect her or myself. I would encourage any woman to join jiu-jitsu most importantly to learn how to protect themselves and their children.
You Can Make it Your Own
We strongly believe in making every person’s BJJ journey their own, and we take pride in our instructors’ abilities to work with individuals to find variations that work for their bodies. Reach, flexibility, leverage and above all, cool, level thinking can be just as beneficial as brute strength.
Oftentimes, we teach several variations on technique so it works with unique body types. As time passes, students learn what works for them and their game begins to grow exponentially. Time on the mats also lends an overall understanding of your body, which makes it easier to learn down the line.
If you come to us with an open mind, we’ll help you make it your own, and you’ll benefit for years to come.
Hillary, who coaches our kids’ classes at Lineage BJJ and has been training with us since 2017, said she especially appreciates the diversity of knowledge available to her.
The thing I like most about training is the practical knowledge of defensive techniques
taught by the instructors that can be utilized by anyone,” said Hillary” “Also the people; everyone I’ve met on the mat has been kind and willing to help. I feel more confident not just in jiu-jitsu but in other parts of my life. I love to learn and compete with myself to see how far I have come and where I can go.”
Gain a Community Unlike Any Other
BJJ is known to help students gain confidence and self-defense skills, but you might make your new best friends, too. Learning, drilling, and pushing the mental and physical limits of your body in the company of like-minded teammates has a special way of encouraging community.
We balance good-natured fun with safe, serious learning, and our communities in St. Marys and Calvert Counties thrive.
Gretchen, who has been training with Calvert MMA since Summer 2019 said the community of BJJ is one of the reasons she’s remained so dedicated.
“BJJ pushes me to my limits mentally and physically, makes me stronger and confident, and shows me what I’m capable of,” said Gretchen. “Another huge benefit is this strong group of women who train here and are nothing but supportive of each other. We make each other better and training ends up being that much more fun. There’s nothing more beneficial to women than having that connection and support from other women.”
Come Join Us
As we meet our new students and welcome our more experienced teachers, we’re excited to bring Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the women in this community. We hope you’ll sign up for a trial and see what BJJ can do for your life.
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