WOMEN'S JIU-JITSU //
WHY LADIES ONLY BJJ IS NEEDED
Did you know that one of the biggest and baddest animals, the elephant, is run by women? In a sport that is dominated by men, it's not only important to have a ladies only jiu-jitsu class for fairness, but also for comfort. Most men may not realize, but some women don't want to roll with them. The thought of a sweaty man on top of you, while heavily breathing and with you in a weird position is not appealing at all. No wonder the drop off rate for women in BJJ is so high.
Instead, a comfortable environment is key to growing a strong female presence in jiu-jitsu. By having a ladies only jiu-jitsu class, Ladies are able to practice jiu-jitsu with other ladies which does two things: 1) allows ladies to sharpen their skills and practice moves without worrying about male physiology 2) creates a welcoming environment for other ladies.
Don't let this sport be a "guys" sport. Be inclusive. Be fierce. BJJ for ladies.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST DAY
Tuesday is ladies night!! Tuesday night is reserved for our ladies class with Coach Ana at the head of the matriarchy. Here's what to expect when you arrive for your first ladies class at Chicago School of Grappling:
| Fill out a waiver online before coming
| Take off your shoes and put on the shoe rack
| Hang your bag and coat on the bar
| Ask the instructor to borrow a gi if you don't have one
| Sign in on the iPad
| You'll start by doing some warm up moves.
| You will learn a move and then practice with a partner.
| This will repeat 2-3 times
| You get to do some live "rolling"/sparring
| Chill and build strong relations with your female classmates
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BJJ BLUE BELT
If you've ever wanted to meet a real life Wonder Woman here is your chance. Sometimes big surprises come in small packages and that is exactly the case with Coach Ana. She has a tenacity fit for someone 10x her size, but she uses it to not only be a fierce competitor, but a caring coach and teammate. View more about Ana here.