Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt Nilofer Mallick (bottom), an airline pilot living in Seoul, grappling with an opponent. Photo: Courtesy of Nilofer Mallick

As Brazilian jiu-jitsu in South Korea grows, women are fighting as hard as men

A martial art that teaches smaller people to defend themselves against larger assailants, Brazilian jiu-jitsu is gaining popularity in the home of taekwondo – especially among women, helped by female instructors and women-only tournaments

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Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt Nilofer Mallick (bottom), an airline pilot living in Seoul, grappling with an opponent. Photo: Courtesy of Nilofer Mallick
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