I was recently given the opportunity to collaborate with Girls in Gis, an organization that focuses on building a community of strength and support for female Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners. For me personally, practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been life-changing. It has given me confidence, forced me to face challenges head on, and allowed me to feel so incredibly grateful for all that my body can do. With Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu being a male-dominated martial art, many women often shy away from the practice. It’s understandable as it can be quite intimidating. However, once you take a chance and get over those initial jitters and apprehensions, you will be amazed at how powerful this martial art is.
I am so excited to be involved in this collaboration. Speaking with other Jiu-Jitsu practitioners around the world not only gives me insight into their own story, but it also inspires me and keeps me excited and motivated to continue to push myself and my training.
The links to interviews I have written up are below:
Mary Aldana: The Spirit of Resilience [July 24, 2020]
Jill Mackey: Strength in Surrendering [August 27, 2020]
Laurence Cousin Fouillat: Step-by-Step: The Only Way to Get to the Top [October 26, 2020]
Yvone Duarte: Breaking Barriers [February 14, 2022]
Jiu-Jitsu is My Therapy [June 14, 2022]
My author profile at Girls in Gis: