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BJJ and Women: The Importance of SAFE Minority Spaces

BJJ and Women: The Importance of SAFE Minority Spaces

When I started doing BJJ, I lucked out in finding jiujitsuforums.com. It’s literally the only forum I know where a “Hot Girls in BJJ” thread was immediately shot down by a man saying “I strongly dislike the idea of this thread. Females in our sport have a hard enough time without being further sexualized by […]

BJJ and Women: Suck It Up

BJJ and Women: Suck It Up

Since starting jiu jitsu, between forums, this blog, and emails, I’ve received several messages that told me to “deal with it” with varying degrees of kindness. Sometimes it’s rudely in response to discussions about male privilege in BJJ, sometimes it’s about gendered comments, sometimes it’s kindly in response to discussions about what women should or […]

BJJ and women: Unexpected Lessons from the Martial Arts

BJJ and women: Unexpected Lessons from the Martial Arts

JiuJiu’s Note: Jenn from MAMA emailed me this article, and I wanted to support her! Attention all female martial artists! I am working on a collection of stories about women who train. The theme is “Unexpected lessons from the martial arts”, so I am specifically looking for things that are slightly outside the “typical” experiences […]