Humans of Community: Grace Colone

“I got into Judo and jiu jitsu in kindergarten, just for fun, but then I took a break. I don’t like a lot of Americanized culture and there’s a lot of subsidizing the original culture, which annoys me. I got back into it primarily for self defense. I recently started teaching kids and I really love children in general. It’s a lot of fun to be able to share something I really enjoy with children, and also sadly, some of them are going to need it. And to be able to provide that to little girls who might need it at some point in the future and to show them that yeah, you can do physical sports and you can defend yourself against guys and everyone really well. It’s empowering them and it’s really fun to see.”