Seeing other girls doing it will assure them that girls do it.
Not just because it’s hard to be the only girl (though it sometimes is), but also because we girls like a supporting community when we do something.
Would be interesting to talk to those people who don’t stick with it.
Some of my answers may repeat what was said in that and other threads, but here they are: Ultimately, though, I think the answer for most girls is that they don’t start or stick with jiu-jitsu because there aren’t other girls doing it.
😉 And yes, I am female, I’m over 30, and I still refer to myself as a “girl.” I’ve heard that some other chicks (yes, I say that, too) don’t like it, but “woman” reminds me of my mom and sounds too responsible to be doing something as nuts as rolling around on the floor with sweaty guys. I have a page to list resources — blogs, webpages, interviews, etc. ” Basically the guy was saying that because he didn’t see a lot of girls training BJJ that girls must not like BJJ.
Which, I think, is making a judgment and so isn’t really the right question.
As a girl in your thirties, you are past or moving out of your most eligible years, and should adapt your game accordingly.
Women’s increased movement into the sport and business world represents a genuine quest by women for equality, control of their own image and self-definition.
In order to be effective, you need to be honest with yourself and filter out the men who will waste your time - even when you are tempted by your emotions, pride or biology to do otherwise.
This page is a collection of my thoughts, ramblings, and opinions (as if you don’t get enough of that by reading my blog) on women and jiu-jitsu.
I never really got the girl “group dynamic” thing, like why all the girls have to go to the bathroom at the same time.
(I still don’t really get it.) But I know it’s there.
But there’s that tricky step of getting a girl in to a class, getting her past any preconceptions she may have, and making sure she feels comfortable in class.