Why should you train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? There are a million answers to this question and all of them are correct.
Training BJJ will get you into a better physical and mental shape, make you more stress-resilient, it’ll have you meeting interesting people from all walks of life, and improve the quality of your life overall. It’s an amazing sport and tool for self-improvement at the same time.
However, one of the most important reasons why you should train Jiu-Jitsu has to do with self-defense. Jocko Willink emphasizes why this is the case:
If you square up to punch me, I can run away from you. If you square off to kick me, I can run away from you. And if you push me, I can run away from you.
So, great… I don’t need to know how to box in order to run away from you.
Where all this changes is when you grab me. And now I don’t have the option to run away anymore. Now I actually have to know how to get away from your grip. And that’s where Jiu-Jitsu comes into play.
So, especially if you get me on the ground – if you grab me and get me on the ground… Now I need to know how to get you off of me, how to get up and get away.
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So, now you have your “why”. And there are no more reasons that should be stopping you from stepping foot on the mats as soon as possible.