5 Reasons to try Jiu-Jitsu

In a Jiu-Jitsu academy, the environment is the actual opposite of what most people see in a martial arts gym. 

People generalized dojos, academies, or martial arts gyms as a place of violence due to movies and TV shows. 

How about, is all the testosterone replacement therapy you need in this sport? 

Based on experience, a Jiu-Jitsu gym is a very positive environment, where people help out each other to improve one another. 

The crazy thing is that the people, who have the most experienced in martial art, are the nicest people you would ever meet. 

The overall environment of a Jiu-Jitsu academy is positive. 

There are many reasons out there to try Jiu-Jitsu, but here are the top reasons why a person should try Jiu-Jitsu.

First is discipline, not trying to be cliché but discipline is one of the aspects of many martial arts that a person tries. 

Usually, discipline is more focused on the younger generations.

It teaches them humility and respect towards others and also a martial art. 

Adults can learn from the discipline of Jiu-Jitsu, it tempers the mind to be well sound and aware of others. 

The discipline of martial art transitions towards the way a person treats others and the way they treat themselves. 

Also, it takes a lot of discipline to try out something.

Second is getting in shape, believe it or not, the majority of people that go into a Jiu-Jitsu academy are fit and they go to the gym prior to attending Jiu-Jitsu classes. 

Yet, they usually burn out faster than the regular students that are smaller and have less muscle. 

In truth in Jiu-Jitsu, a person doesn’t need to be physically fit in order to try the martial art because art is a different type of workout all in its self. 

It is totally different than lifting weights in the gym. 

Jiu-Jitsu is a combination of cardio, strengthening, and conditioning. 

Meaning that a person must use every part of their body including the mind and the majority of it is actually the mind. 

The term mind over matter actually applies to the art of Jiu-Jitsu because a person’s mind controls the overall performance of their body. 

Due to the constant exercise of trying to solve a problem through the constant pressure of difficult situations, the mind plays a critical role in how a person deals with the problem.

The third is building up the confidence of a person. 

Usually, this is one of the major byproducts of a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. 

They become more confident in what they do in every aspect of their life. 

Practitioners would constantly correlate everything to Jiu-Jitsu in order to solve a problem because of the perpetual practice of solving problems through constant pressure. 

The constant thought of knowing that nothing is worse than someone trying to submit them creates a sense of mind of minor invincibility. 

Jiu-Jitsu gives a mindset of facing every storm head-on without a fear of failing because practitioners know that not every battle can be won. 

The failures that are made could be learned from and be bettered.

Forth is stress relief. 

Practicing Jiu-Jitsu releases stress by exerting all the energy into training. 

Going to a Jiu-Jitsu academy is a totally different environment than anything that a person could be stressed about. 

It takes away a person from their current mode and transitions them into a new one. 

The art creates a gap between the problems of the past and the current problems that a person is dealing with. 

Also, practitioners can temporarily separate themselves from their personal problems and help them focus on releasing the pressure that is inside. 

By doing this, it helps them clarify their mind and face the problem head-on with more options. 

Jiu-Jitsu helps by exercising the way a person deals with a problem by letting them critically think about the different possibilities that could be done in order to solve or control the problem. 

The art teaches a way to deal with difficulties with tranquility and a proper attitude about every situation that they are in. 


Written by Thelma

Thelma Corey Simmons is a 30-year-old senior programmer who enjoys bus stops, relaxing, and bridge. She is gentle and smart, but can also be very unkind and a bit evil.