“For Fem” Women’s Human Rights Defender NGO and Brazilian self-defense martial art jiu-jitsu

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling with particular emphasis on ground fighting. There are no punches in this sport, only self-defense moves that focus on chokeholds and causing pain. This sport is even compared with chess. Here works the “Technique over strength” principal. Each of your movements is like a step in chess, you have to think 2-3 moves ahead. Jiu-jitsu teachs you to better analyze and read the opponent. It is a self-defense art itself.
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu was founded in difficult times in Brazil. It was created for letting the physically weaker person to defend himself/herself.
‘4FEM’ Women’s Rights Defender NGO is aiming to bring this martial art to women, trying to help them to learn defending themselves by the means of jiu-jitsu techniques.
In patriarchal countries like Armenia, where women are constantly threatened even in their own houses, acquirement of martial art will let them to have the necessary defense.
For the aforementioned reason, started from the 8th of March, the founder of “4FEM” Women’s Human Rights Defender NGO Mariam Kurshudyan and member Ani Avetisyan have started lessons of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Yerevan (Argishti st 11/4) to try out and observe the sport for organizing self-defense seminars for the women of different ages during the future projects.