Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art commonly practiced in the United States. It utilizes throws, chokes, and joint locks to neutralize an opponent who is larger and stronger than the practitioner. It is based on the concept of using the strength of a larger opponent against him or her by utilizing body positioning and leverage.
Here are 5 reasons why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an effective martial arts discipline:
1. It's a great workout. Brazilian jiu-jitsu is similar to wrestling, and it's an intense full-body workout that will leave you sweating and sore the next day—in a good way! You'll get a good cardio boost from all the running around, as well as an upper body and core workout from throwing each other around with strength and technique.
2. You can learn how to defend yourself with it. Not many martial arts disciplines can offer you real self-defense skills. Brazilian jiu-jitsu can prepare you for a real fight without risking any injury to yourself or your opponent.
3. It's excellent for mental health. The constant challenge of learning new techniques and strategies makes Brazilian jiu-jitsu an excellent choice for someone who's looking to make their life more interesting, while also improving their mental state through constant engagement and striving to be better than they were before.
4.Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teaches you to be calm under stress and perform effectively in extreme situations. The first time that you roll with an opponent who has more skill than you may feel overwhelming—there's no way that you're going to be able to get them off of you! But as you continue to train, you realize that there are ways to get out of bad positions, even if you're being held down by someone very strong. You learn how to take care of yourself even when everything seems stacked against you. This is a valuable life lesson for anyone who fears going outside after dark or doesn't feel safe at home alone.
If you're looking to give BJJ a try, swing by our studio and we'll be happy to answer your questions and show you what it's all about!