Oh, so you’ve bitten the bug… And you’re seriously thinking about starting with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Well, let us tell you – the time to stop thinking and to start training is now!
Still overthinking it? Here are the top 5 reasons why BJJ is going to be a fantastic choice for you.
GREAT WAY TO GET IN SHAPE
If physical activities such as lifting weights and running seem somewhat boring and repetitive to you, then you’ll be sure to enjoy Jiu-Jitsu. The reason behind this is that you’ll always be learning something new in your BJJ classes, as well as that you’ll be presented with new challenges in every single class.
With that said, BJJ is going to be a fantastic way for you to both get and stay in shape. To become healthier and happier with the way you are.
TEACHES YOU TO REMAIN CALM UNDER PRESSURE
One of the most important life skills that you can develop is remaining calm under pressure. Which is exactly what you’ll become better at as you train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Learning how to remain calm while that heavier upper belt is crushing you in Side Control and, in the meantime, figuring out how to escape the position while not getting caught in an even worse one… There’s nothing quite like that.
HELPS YOU BUILD CONFIDENCE
It goes without saying that training BJJ will help you build confidence. For starters – you’re going to get in a better shape physically, which is going to serve as a tremendous boost to your self-confidence. But you’ll gain a lot of it through sheer training, too; as you’re going to be pushing through numerous obstacles and moments of doubt with success.
This success will teach you that almost anything is possible in life, if you’re willing to push through the hardships and learn new skills. Which is what self-confidence is all about.
TEACHES YOU SELF DEFENSE
The best self defense is avoiding dangerous situations. However, if you do find yourself in a situation that you can’t escape from, then being able to defend yourself (and your loved ones) is of utmost importance.
Even with just a year of training, you’ll be miles ahead of 95% of the population when it comes to defending yourself in physical altercations. So make sure that you start training as soon as you can.
OFFERS A GREAT SENSE OF COMMUNITY
As soon as you start training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you’ll find out that one of the things that make it so special is the tremendous community you’ve become a part of. The people around you are nothing short of amazing and interesting, plus you get along well with them… Some of them will even become your good friends off the mats as well.
Physical and mental health, self-confidence, skill, and a great community… Which more important reasons to start training could you ask for?