Without a doubt! DG has the most dedicated, motivated, and technically proficient grapplers out there. Almost 50% of the students that routinely compete are ladies. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is actually an ideal martial art for women interested in learning self-defense. The technical nature of brazilian jiu jitsu means that a practicioner need not be strong or fast to be effective. In fact, BJJ is known for its ability and effectiveness against larger and stronger opponents.