kim female martial artistKim is volunteering for the Human Library Champaign-Urbana with the title ‘Female Martial Artists.’ When asked why she felt it was important to volunteer, Kim said “Brazilian Jiu jitsu is a male dominated sport associated with grappling/wrestling type movements. Due to the types of physical contact which occur, the sport greatly lends itself to self defense, especially for smaller individuals. As it becomes more acceptable for women to learn and practice self defense, female involvement in Brazilian Jiu iitsu has skyrocketed. I have practiced the sport for nearly 18 years, witnessing both the discrimination against women and the acceptance of women in the sport first hand.”