Meet female BJJ athlete, white belt, full time other and PhD student, and Unstoppable Girl, Amanda Ward.
“I am Amanda, I am 31 years old and am a full time mother and PhD student studying agriculture. I started BJJ in 2014. I trained consistently until my husband and I were expecting our first baby. I love how BJJ challenges both your mental and physical abilities. When I’m on the mat I feel as though I’m giving my mind a break from the other everyday stresses. I hope more women give BJJ a chance. I’m thrilled I listened to my husband and took that first daunting step onto the mat!”
The UKBJJA is launching a major campaign called “Unstoppable Girl” to get more women involved in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The launch coincides with the release of UKBJJA short film Jiu Jitsu Woman – http://bit.ly/1RILFEf.
“Unstoppable Girl” involves national women only training events, social media, an education and fundraising campaign to get girls and women involved in the sport. A number of “Unstoppable Girl” Ambassadors; based throughout the UK. Each event will offer the opportunity for individuals to talk to existing practitioners about the benefits of BJJ, how it has helped them, and what it’s like to train and be part of the BJJ family. You can follow the campaign and check out what’s happening at www.ukbjja.org, follow us on Facebook and Twitter @ukbjja #unstoppablegirl.