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The Benefits of Jiu-Jitsu for Young Girls

Enrolling your daughter in Jiu-Jitsu at a young age provides immense benefits that will set her up for a lifetime of success. The training will give girls vital self-defense skills to protect themselves using leverage-based techniques. Beyond physical skills, jiu-jitsu also teaches young girls focus, discipline, perseverance, teamwork and empowerment through dedicated training with partners.


Forging bonds on the mats allows girls to build community and friendship. The art form demolishes preconceptions of weakness by enabling smaller fighters to defeat larger opponents. Jiu-Jitsu also delivers an unparalleled full-body workout to develop strength, flexibility, coordination and cardio health in growing girls.

The preteen and teenage years represent the optimal time for girls to begin training in this martial art. Jiu-jitsu can instill confidence during the transitional phase of their lives. The multitude of benefits gained from jiu-jitsu will stay with young women throughout adulthood.


Jiu-Jitsu is more than just a martial art – it’s a lifestyle and community that transforms lives. The skills and qualities fostered on the mats help set girls up for success both inside and outside the dojo. So don't hesitate to get your daughter started in jiu-jitsu today to give her a headstart in life. She’ll thank you later.


Blog by:

Sydney Cerqueira

Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt

Academy Manager at Marcos Cerqueira Jiu-Jitsu



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