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July 17, 2023

Empowering Women through Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu

Becca Glades

Empowering Women through Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu

Martial arts have long been considered a male-dominated sport, but with the times changing, women are increasingly embracing its disciplines to empower themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally.

While everyone can gain from the benefits of martial arts, it does have a unique way through which it empowers women.

From building self-defense skills to boosting confidence and fostering personal growth, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and Muay Thai (MT) provide a transformative journey that help women unleash their inner strength.


One of the most evident ways BJJ and MT empower women lay in equipping us with essential self-defense skills — an empowerment not limited just to physical abilities.

The knowledge and confidence gained through training help us overcome the fear of physical confrontation, should one ever occur, but it also contributes to mental resilience and a greater sense of control and confidence.

[Allie Readmond: From Self Defense To Competition, Easton’s Home-Grown Student Takes On Thailand]

Physical Strength

If you’ve ever been in one of our Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing, or Muay Thai classes, you know they aren’t easy.

We gain the first-hand experience of watching our bodies become stronger and more capable, so we become less focused on society’s narrow beauty standards and more on our own capabilities.

Easton Ladies at the February Easton Open 2023. Image by Forrest Bishop.

Developing Mental Resilience and Discipline

Grappling and striking don’t just make a good workout; they also lead to mental resilience and unwavering discipline.

The rigorous training sessions teach us to push past our perceived limitations and develop mental fortitude, regardless of who our training partners are. The discipline required in MT/BJJ helps develop focus, concentration, and the ability to remain calm under pressure.

Longmont’s Coach Ashley. Image by Greg Streetch.

Not only will we need these qualities for our Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai journeys, but we can (and will) transfer them to other areas of life as well.

As we overcome challenges in the gym, we gain a newfound belief in our abilities. Many find that the rest of their lives fall into order through the discipline learned through training.

[How Watching Women’s Sports Empowers Young Female Athletes]


Becca Glades helping our Tigers. Image by Greg Streetch.

Supportive Community

Easton Training Center fosters a strong sense of camaraderie and community.

Whether it’s hopping into Ashley’s Saturday Women’s Class [in Longmont], sparring with your favorite gal-pals, or joining a Ladies’ Night,  you’ll find yourself surrounded by friends who share a passion for personal growth and empowerment.

Not only that, we have lots of fun.

P.S. Did you know that quite a few of our ladies were first parents watching from the sidelines? If this is you, and you’re curious about trying out a class, please reach out or visit our front desk team!


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