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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Most Practical Self-Defence Martial Art For Women

By Sailesh Mohanty

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, a martial art highly underrated despite its absolute efficiency, is increasingly becoming a preferred tool for the Women Self-defence world-wide. An combat art form, every girl, lady, woman should to learn.

Taking into consideration the rise in atrocities against women including rapes, murders, molestations and other heinous crimes, it is the need of the hour to introduce Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a necessary self-defence art form in schools, colleges and other educational institutions, and in fact making it available to all the women of the country.

A country where women don’t need other men to protect themselves can be a country of free society & inclusive development.

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu comes with its moves formed under certain mechanics which places the individuals mostly on the ground and majorly replicates real-time situations of rape, murder, molestation attempts where usually an aggressor throws his body heavy on the victim’s body.

Jiu-jitsu is a martial art form that focuses on close quarter combat by eliminating the gap between you and your opponent. By completely removing the gap it undermines yours opponent’s attacking ability constricting the room for any aggressive movements. Hence, it prevents your opponent from kicking, punching or attacking you in any other manner. A jiu-jitsu practitioner can maintain these constricting positions with body leverages, and eventually apply the joint break submissions or strangles/chokes submissions to finish the fight.

Because of its unique combat technique, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, also known as BJJ, is one of the leading martial arts all over the world now. BJJ is said to be one of the very few martial arts that’s the closest to absolute Self-Defence.

Females with a certain degree of knowledge in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu are highly equipped in self-defence techniques in these situations and will be confident in handling situations, where they can keep themselves safe, while making the aggressor completely harmless and immobile.

(The writer is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner)

(DISCLAIMER: This is an opinion piece. The views expressed are the author’s own and have nothing to do with OTV’s charter or views. OTV does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same)

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