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Maya Nazareth
What to Keep in Your Jiu Jitsu Bag | What You Need to Start Jiu Jitsu

What to Keep in Your Jiu Jitsu Bag | What You Need to Start Jiu Jitsu

When it comes to gear for jiu jitsu, you might want to keep it simple with the bare essentials. Or you might want to overprepare, so you feel ready to tackle anything that happens in the day. At any rate, it can be challenging to pin down exactly what you need to bring to your BJJ class. If you’re headed to your first training session and aren’t sure how to prepare, this post covers everything you need to know about which essentials to keep on hand. 1. Extra Clothing As women, we have different jiu jitsu clothing needs than men....

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Maya Nazareth

Maya Nazareth
5 Beauty Sacrifices Women Make When They Join Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

5 Beauty Sacrifices Women Make When They Join Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

When you start Brazilian jiu jitsu, much of what you thought to be important about beauty is going to go out the window. You might be used to keeping your hair, nails, makeup, and even your hands a certain way.  I know I was.  But when you start jiu jitsu, you will probably have to let some of that go. And that’s okay.  I can actually be amazing. As you train, you will become more comfortable with your natural self, and you’ll come to find out that beauty is more than skin-deep. Below, this post is going to cover five...

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Maya Nazareth
Starting Jiu Jitsu as a Woman? Here’s How to Prepare & What to Expect

Starting Jiu Jitsu as a Woman? Here’s How to Prepare & What to Expect

Starting Brazilian jiu jitsu as a woman can be both exhilarating and a little scary. When beginning your BJJ journey (or any martial art for that matter) it’s totally normal to have questions. You might be wondering: What should I expect from my first class? Is jiu jitsu for everyone? What should I know about starting jiu jitsu as a woman? Most women who dive into the world of jiu jitsu find themselves a better, stronger, and more self-actualized version of themselves for it. You’re taking an incredible step in empowering yourself and becoming a better you when you head...

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