Louisville Women Jiu-Jitsu Program

Why it’s awesome: This class will help women be more confident, help women reach their fitness goals, along with having opportunities to compete. You will also go over the basics. Learn the drills, warmups, and history of jiu-jitsu. Then move into learning self-defense techniques.

Who its for: Women only that want to reach fitness goals, Self Defense or even compete in BJJ
This Class is great for goals of all sizes we would be more than happy to have you join our team click the button below to schedule a free class

Womens Jiu-Jitsu Teaches Self Defense

BJJ is founded on the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent. This is done by using technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments and in self-defense situations. Sparring(commonly referred to as “rolling” within the BJJ community) and live drilling play a major role in training and the practitioner’s development. BJJ is considered a martial art, a sport, a method for promoting physical fitness and building character, and a way of life.

“Always enter like a kitten and leave like a lion. But NEVER enter like a lion and leave like a kitten. Always be humble.”-Carlson Gracie Sr

Learn More About Jiu-Jitsu

Ground fighting: BJJ is mainly differentiated from other martial arts by its greater emphasis on ground fighting. Commonly, striking-based martial arts place hardly to no emphasis on groundwork. BJJ also places little emphasis on standing techniques, such as striking, although it employs takedowns and cross trains with wrestling, judo, and sambo.

Training methods: BJJ focuses on submissions without the use of strikes, while training allows practitioners to practice at full speed and with full strength, resembling the effort used in competition. Training methods include technique drills in which techniques are practiced against a non-resisting partner; isolation sparring (commonly referred to as positional drilling) where only a certain technique or sets of techniques are used; and full sparring where each practitioner tries to submit their opponent through technique. Physical conditioning is also an important aspect of training.

The Gracie family focuses on practical applications of BJJ that apply primarily to self-defense. They will often run development drills in which a person is surrounded by a circle of other students who will attempt to attack the defending student, who in turn must defend themselves using techniques. The student will often be unable to see the aggressor to simulate an attack that they weren’t expecting.