We have a ton of new girls in The Academy right now which is awesome! The only downer, is half of you only do Muay Thai.
Obviously, we don't want to force people to do Jiu-Jitsu....... But.......
I just want to make sure you are making an informed choice.
Both styles give you a ton of benefits.
They both are great for fitness. They're both learning a new skill/activity. They both happen in the same amazing environment. They both give a sense of accomplishment.
Muay Thai has NOTHING to do with self defense
Kickboxing is cool as hell. And for sport fighting it is a neccessity. But, striking styles only occur in 2 scenarios.
1: Your opponent AGREES to do it to.
2: You're better than them at grappling and can therefore negate it and force them to strike.
Seems like in both scenarios, you better know how to grapple!!!!!
Add this to the facts that punching is the luxury of a taped hand, and most women's self defense scenarios start with grabbing, and NOT a "You ready? You ready? Lets GET IT ON!" scenario.....
BJJ starts to seem like it's pretty important!
Ok, so what keeps more Women out of it?
Well, mostly its just the damn Awkwardness of the training in BJJ.
How do we combat it here for our girls? Well, we have best environment for, and the most experience in, working with women. We produced one of the best female fighters of all time in Amanda Buckner.
And more recently, one of the toughest girls in the New England area in Maria Rios.
And it's not just young, tough chicks that we transform. We have a few in their late 40s/early 50s that not only do self defense...... But one has even joined our Olympic Weightlifting Team, and taken 3rd at her first meet!!!!
Yes, we are comfortable, and confident helping women develop their "New Selves"!
Even past our supportive, experienced environment, we have even started a "Womens Only" BJJ training session, to help more women with their process of working through starting this sometimes intimidating journey into the grappling arts.
So, if you're one of our newer girls, that has only dared to try kickboxing.....
Or you haven't even gotten in the door for that......
Please, do yourself a favor, and just take the first step. The resources, and support you'll find here, are literally, like nowhere else in the world.
If you have any questions Please ask in the comments section. And, if you're one of our current, or former, female students, please comment and let these ladies know how it is!