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Women in BJJ Guest Post: I’m Not Sorry

Women in BJJ Guest Post: I’m Not Sorry

Moderator’s note: I am on vacation in America for the summer. I’ll be in Washington until July 7, and then I’ll be in Virginia! While this article is not specifically about jiu jitsu, after I read it I immediately saw the implications for women in jiu jitsu. How many new women have apologized for having […]

BJJ Women: When is it NOT okay for girls to wrestle with boys?

BJJ Women: When is it NOT okay for girls to wrestle with boys?

Answer: When you are a 17 year-old girl in Philadelphia at a Catholic high school. I subscribe to google alerts for “jiu jitsu” and “bjj” which is how the story of Amanda Leve was brought to my attention. The headline was “Ryan girl deserves chance to wrestle.” Amanda is a 17 year-old girl involved in […]

BJJ vs Non-BJJ folk’s reaction to Why Women Should Train Jiu Jitsu

BJJ vs Non-BJJ folk’s reaction to Why Women Should Train Jiu Jitsu

After the phenomenal conversation that took off on my blog about the Why Women Should Train Jiu Jitsu video, I realized a few things about this video: It’s not for me. I’m already in the Cult of Jiu Jitsu. I’ve drunk the Flavor-aid. I’m converted. Shut up and take my money. It’s an ad, not […]

BJJ Women: “Why Women Should Train Jiu Jitsu” messages

BJJ Women: “Why Women Should Train Jiu Jitsu” messages

There’s a video going around the internet called “Why Women Should Train Jiu Jitsu.” The video is respectful toward women. There is no speaking, and it’s safe for work, so you can watch it without sound if you need. It’s worth a watch: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HFsyBG95rg] Katie from A Skirt on the Mat wrote about it yesterday. She wrote that […]

BJJ Women: Rectifying the “Gentle Art” with Competition

BJJ Women: Rectifying the “Gentle Art” with Competition

Today’s article is a guest post by Chelsea Bainbridge-Donner, the woman behind of one of my favorite Jiu Jitsu blogs, leaahh.com. Jiu Jiu invited me to write a post, and I’ve been really wishy-washy about what I want to write about– which means it just hasn’t gotten done.  But she gave me some things that […]