Women’s Self Defense: Gi or no Gi?

Women’s Self Defense in Portland

Should Women Train in Gi or No Gi For Learning Self Defense? If you’re a woman who is new to Jiu-Jitsu, you’re probably wondering what the best way to learn would be. More specifically, you can either train with the gi or without one. Both offer their unique set of advantages and disadvantages, and we’ll… Read more »

Why Should All Woman Consider Learning Self-Defense?

Women’s Self Defense in Portland

Why Should All Woman Consider Learning Self-Defense? It isn’t only women who should invest time in learning self-defense. In fact, everyone should learn some form of martial arts. However, women in particular need to learn the most since they often end up as targets by muggers and rapists. Below are some reasons why all women… Read more »

Can Anyone Do BJJ?

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Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a sport that revolves primarily around grappling and submission-based moves. For this reason, it is often said to be one of the most efficient forms of martial arts for one-on-one self-defense situation. Can anyone do BJJ though? In short, yes. This isn’t a sport that discriminates against size, age, weight, or experience…. Read more »

Is Muay Thai Good For Self Defense?

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Being able to defend yourself on the streets is an important skill to have, especially if you reside in or around a “rough” neighborhood. With that being said, is Muay Thai good for self defense? While the sport wasn’t originally optimized for that, understanding Muay Thai and all the skillsets that it encompasses (kicks, punches,… Read more »

MMA for Self Defense

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The Best MMA for Self Defense Whether you want to become an MMA fighter or not, you should enroll in a martial arts training program. It has a variety of benefits, such as it improves stamina and flexibility, increases your level of endurance, helps weight loss and teaches you self-defense. MMA training includes a variety… Read more »