Size doesn’t matter
It can be very overwhelming being a woman in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Everyone seems bigger and stronger. All the techniques are hard to do and it feels like fighting against a brick wall. I only have one piece of advice: stick to it. The learning curve for women is usually steeper than the men’s. We can’t rely on our muscular strength as much as they do; we have to rely on the pure technical mechanics of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (this is a good thing). Learning the basics is essential in BJJ, but also in self-defense: We learn how to use our body to get optimal leverage. Knowing how to stay calm and how to move on the ground can save your life. RCJ Machado Ottawa BJJ will teach you those skills.
If you stick to it, you will be able to control, lift, sweep and even submit bigger opponents. And the reason why? You did it right.