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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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You Can Always Come Back

You Can Always Come Back

I was 2 years into BJJ training. New students looked up to me and expected me to know the answers and I was expected to show them the ropes. But outside the gym, work was crushing my soul. My toxic friendships left me drained. I was determined to show up to training sessions running on fumes. I was going through the motions--hoping some spark would light my fire again. The weight of the world that kept stacking on my shoulders was just too much to bear, and it affected my ability to enjoy jiu jitsu--my favorite activity became yet another...

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