Why Everyone Should Practice Brazilian Ju-Jitsu
Fighting is about strength. And if that’s what you think, you’re right – to an extent. That’s because the strength you need to be a good fighter comes from stamina. Practicing a martial art is about controlling your mind and your will, and that takes a lot of strength. In a fight, you have to use your willpower to suppress anger and aggression in order to stay composed. Martial arts are about avoiding confrontation, and no style is designed to teach defence more than Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a style of wrestling. BJJ teaches you to stay grounded and out of harm’s way; it’s peaceful combat. Anyone can practice this sport and be successful. Visit schools and sit in on some classes. Here is why Brazilian style Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone:
Don’t let fear hold you back
People avoid practicing martial arts out of fear of getting hurt or injured. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu might be a peaceful sport, but you will get bruised. But get out of your comfort zone; it will give you the confidence to take risks.
Direct stress away from work
You can squeeze on a stress ball, but when you work out you relieve all your body’s tension. Workout routines will improve health, but those that you are motivated to stick to are the best. BJJ will have you returning to the matt until you’ve earned your belts.
BJJ can be very therapeutic as it forces you to maneuver your way out of difficult wraps and focus on what your opponent will do next. There’s no time to linger on past mistakes, BJJ lets you to focus on nothing but the moment.
Don’t be strong-armed
No matter how big and overbearing your opponent, BJJ is not about winning through brute force. In fact BJJ was developed to outmatch any opponent by mastering its techniques.
People of all ages can learn BJJ
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was founded by the unassuming youngest brother in a family of Judo showmen. He didn’t have the physique to take on bigger adversaries and therefore developed his own techniques to outmaneuver them. His style was so successful he could beat anyone in the ring, no matter their strength or agility. When it comes to BJJ, anyone can become a champion whether they’re 15 or 50.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is more than set of defence techniques. Practice BJJ to gain confidence, be healthy and be happy. This is a fighting style designed for people of all walks and ages.