Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since April. We are also doing a bit of Tai, Filo., judo, and (kick) boxing.
Do you hold ranks in your style?
White belt in jiu-jitsu. 75% of my dojo is too. Haha.
Been in any amateur/professional fights?
No. I want a good six months before I throw myself out there. I honestly don't think I can go in because I am so thin.
How long have you been into fighting? How did you get started?
I have been on and off for almost two years at a local martial art school. I stopped because of school and my mother's worry. I love jui-jitsu but since I am woman, ma feels very uncomfortable to watch me straddle a guy. I am thinking of switching to Tae Kwon Do.
I watched a lot of kung-fu movies when I was really young and never had the confidence to tell dad I wanted to learn to fight. I took some self-denfense classes but wanted more. So. I looked around and found a dojo that met twice a week. So. Why not?
Do you fight full-contact or with protective gear?
Full-contact. No shoes or anything.
Have you had any type of weapons training?
A little bit with bamboo sticks. I suck at it so much...we only use them to help our wrists.