7. Negate stereotyping
‘She is beauty she is grace; she will kick you in the face.’ Enough said!
8. Embracing Womanhood
Being a woman is not only about being a mom, a caretaker of the family or on fewer occasions, a breadwinner. Being a woman can mean excelling in a martial sport or being a movie stunt double!!
9. Looking Good
Being a Martial Arts trained woman can be extremely useful on how you look, since fitness, a centered mind, and a confident outlook is almost 90% of beauty!
Case in point, the hottest female fighter in MMA, Ronda Rousey.
Ronda Rousey started early. She trained in Judo with her mother starting from age eleven. She trained with males, bigger and burlier than her and had her share of frustration when she could not win a single fight or even throw a single one of her opponents. In her words, she cried every night she trained between 2002 and 2005.
All of that paid off when Rousey became the first American female fighter to win an Olympic Bronze in Judo during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
She is UFC ’s former bantamweight champion as well as the last Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion. Out of twelve consecutive MMA matches, she won eleven in the first round by her signature armbar submission. Her last and only loss were to Holly Holm. Rousey’s MMA earnings amount to $ 6.5 million in which $ 3 million came from winning fights, and $ 3.5 million came from her endorsements.
Becoming a professional martial artist is not easy. However, what in life is?
The following seven steps can help someone wanting to take up martial arts as a career.
1. Start early. When you are young you are more flexible and can learn moves easily. You build up your martial arts vocabulary through muscle memory and the earlier you start working on it, the better.
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