5 Key Benefits of Jiu Jitsu Training
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a close-contact martial art that will give you physical and mental benefits no matter your age or gender.
For most practitioners including myself, learning Brazilian Jiujitsu has become a lifestyle, and made a positive impact in my and many lives.
Here we outline the benefits of training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu based on a decade of training in this gentle art.
1. Challenge Yourself and Learn Something New
Jiu-jitsu is a form of martial arts where we train the art of ground fighting. It can be daunting if you’re a beginner, but it’s a ton of fun once you finally start your training. In your first few classes, you will learn about basic positions, ground fighting sequences, and submission attacks.
There are two types of attire when it comes to training jiu-jitsu- Gi and No Gi. Agi or a kimono is a type of martial arts uniform, and no gi is usually worn with any kind of BJJ shirt, rash guard, and MMA shorts.
2. Improvement of Physical Strength and Weight Loss
Every hour in a training session can easily burn 400-600 calories. The unconventional sport of jiu-jitsu will help develop cardiovascular and respiratory capabilities, endurance, flexibility, and coordination through drilling and rolling with your training partners
3. Improves Mental Resiliency
The beauty of jiu-jitsu as a sport is that it is cerebral. The battle starts and ends in your head making your mental toughness stronger.
You will constantly be put under situations that are not favorable to you, but your coaches are doing this on purpose to help you improve your problem-solving skills.
The name of the game is to be one step ahead of your opponent, making jiu-jitsu one of the most analytical sports there is and improves a practitioner's ability to focus and develop mental toughness.
4. Builds confidence
Encourages the development of a solid foundation on how to defend yourself and a corresponding growth in positive morale.
Being well built is a side effect of training countless hours per day and showing off a healthy strong body.
5. Be Part of a Community and Find New Friends
Belonging to a home gym is like finding a family extension-- key people who will help push you to your limits and encourage you in times when training gets frustrating.
Traveling is more fun because there is jiu-jitsu everywhere. You will find that jiu-jitsu people are some of the most welcoming and coolest people.
Concluding, it’s important to say these are just of few of the benefits seen over a decade of teaching Brazilian jiu-jitsu. This martial art helps our students, whether it be mentally or physically.
Like most sports or physical activity, Jiujitsu can help you feel satisfied and happy as it releases neurotransmitters and hormones that give you pleasure and satisfaction, such as serotonin and endorphins.
Overall, jiu-jitsu is a martial art that is accessible and exciting for anyone who wants to try a new physical activity.