Kia orana and kia ora. On Wednesday 23rd November, a group of Pasifika and Māori…
Recently the Rutherford College Junior Girls have been given the opportunity to learn boxing, although today we tried something new and had the opportunity to do a 2-hour workshop learning about Jiu-Jitsu and self-defence.
Kauan Gracie, a descendant of the founder of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) is passionate about young girls, in particular, feeling safe and comfortable in their own bodies and believes Jiu-Jitsu is a great way to start.
Kauan taught us the three key parts of Jiu-Jitsu and general safety: awareness, reflex, and reaction, along with a couple of simple yet effective self-defence moves that made us all feel empowered and safe.
Kauan showed us that Jiu-Jitsu is all about technicality, it doesn’t matter how strong or big you are, anyone can be good at Jiu-Jitsu and have the ability to protect themselves from anyone.
This workshop was enjoyable for everyone and left us all feeling confident and prepared for any possible scenarios.