Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is more than a martial art or a mere sport that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. In fact, this unique art is appreciated world-wide and many people consider it a lifestyle (more than just a short-term activity). Its benefits go well beyond what one can physically see, taking care of the mental and spiritual attributes of life as well. Here is a closer look at the benefits of training Brazilian jiu jitsu and why you should consider embracing this lifestyle going forward.
Helps you lose weight
If you want to shed some weight or just stay in good shape, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is an all-round body workout that will help you lose weight the healthy way while increasing your overall strength and flexibility. A typical session usually involves resistance workout, cardiovascular training, breathing work and stretching. So after just a few weeks of training, you should be in a position to see a reduction in your overall weight. Your muscles will build up so no need to lift weights. What’s more, no need to hit the gym because Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training alone is enough to help you to stay in excellent shape always.
Boosts your confidence
Training in BJJ will teach you how to approach different situations and successfully navigate them. The success that you experience as part of the training produces the confidence and willingness needed to approach all kinds of challenges especially in the future. The confidence you develop is strong because it is based on achievement.
There is nothing better than training hard after a stressful day at work, home or school and BJJ is the best way to take out all your frustrations and anger. Through drilling and rolling sessions, you can be able to take that anger and built-up stress and release it on the mat and ultimately feel much better. Training time is your time so no one will be asking about your stressful day while drilling or rolling.
Improved focus and concentration
This sport demands mental concentration and intense focus. Therefore, if you are not paying attention when the instructor is showing a certain technique you could miss an important detail. So by staying focused throughout the training, your overall focus and concentration is improved and as a result it helps sharpen your mind and help you in other life situations too.
You learn self defense skills
What you learn in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is applicable if you or your loved ones are ever attacked. You not only learn how to defend yourself in different dangerous situations, but you also develop confidence that will help you avoid various bully traps. You also learn how to escape and evade from various physical confrontations so common. Acquiring self defense skills require long years of practice and patience but in the end it is worth it.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not just for men or fighters. Anyone and everyone (even children) can learn the techniques of this art and reap the many benefits it has to offer. What’s more, nowadays it is easy to find it anywhere around the world, so sign up for classes today and enjoy its many benefits.