Why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Is The Best Martial Art For You

Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art designed for people of different ages, backgrounds, and experiences. It is one of the most effective street defenses for a variety of reasons, from small children to adults, men and women. 

It is referred to as the “gentle art,” since it allows a smaller, weaker individual to defend him/herself against a larger opponent by using leverage and submissions (chokes, locks). With roots in Judo (Newaza) and Japanese Jujutsu, Carlos Gracie and his family have since changed and refined the martial art to become what it is today. 

Here are 3 reasons why BJJ is the martial arts for you: 

  • Your second line of defense

If you find yourself in a dangerous scenario, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a wonderful second line of protection. A street fight will almost always finish on the ground, allowing you to incapacitate your opponent using submissions if necessary.

BJJ is effective against larger and stronger opponents, so you don’t have to be huge and strong to take someone down. BJJ provides you all the control you need to cause as much damage as the circumstance demands, making it ideal for self-defense.

  • An effective workout

One of the most significant advantages of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is how your body transforms without your knowledge. Drilling and sparring on a regular basis will have an impact on your body! You don’t recognize how much weight you’ve shed or how much flexibility you’ve developed because you’ve become so concentrated on learning new techniques. Any workout that doesn’t appear to be one is a plus.

  • Strengthens you mentally, emotionally, and physically. 

There will be days when you feel like you’re the best and strongest person in the world, while there will be days when you will be completely defeated by your opponent. 

BJJ will help you develop as a person, making you stronger not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally. Accepting defeat, learning from it, and moving on are all essential. This will determine how far you advance in martial arts.

Are you interested in learning Self Defense & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Reno or Sparks, NV? Contact Gracie Humaita Brazilia Jiu-Jiutsu or call 775-376-6229 for inquiries! 

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