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.