1)Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone.
If you are in shape and looking for new a challenge, why not try one of the most exhausting martial arts out there? Think you can handle it? Well, you can, because you take it at your own pace. But what if you are not in shape? Well, challenge yourself with one of the most exh… you know what I’m going to say… but it still counts. If you want to get in shape, look no further than learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – the gentle art, the self-defense system every single UFC fighter needs to compete at the highest level. Why just get fit? Why just get a sport calendar physique? Why not learn a lifelong skill at the same time!
2) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will put you in the best shape of your life.
If you are in the gym body building or power lifting, why not see how it transfers in BJJ? You might be surprised. Without even realizing it, you will exhaust every single muscle in your body from the warm-ups and drilling, that’s even before live sparring. Don’t believe me? Give it a try! This sport is anaerobic in nature, you will work your body over 85% maximum heart rate and you will stay around that heart rate zone for a majority of the time. With appropriate recovery periods of course. That’s why it’s a fantastic way to get fit.
3) There is no age limit to learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!
You don’t have to be a teenager to try BJJ, in fact the average age is estimated to be around 35 years old. Anyone any age, size and sex can train. BJJ is designed to empower the smaller, weaker individual, you will learn real life techniques, many of which are used at the highest level of fighting, the techniques you learn will work against someone much stronger and heavier – unless they too know Jiu-Jitsu, then the game begins!!!
4) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an art you can practice for the rest of your life.
Anyone and everyone can start learning BJJ and keep on training as long as they like. Jiu-Jitsu is known as “the gentle art, it’s a lifestyle that one could continue to enjoy well into the later years of his/her life. Helio Gracie, a forefather, practiced Jiu-Jitsu until his death at 95 years of age. In fact, the IBJJF, or the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation established a (masters) tournament, which is different than the masters in Judo, for BJJ practitioners over the age of 30.
5) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu challenges you as a person, it will make you face and overcome your fears.
What a statement, right? Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is also known as the game of human chess. It will teach you how to utilize your physical and mental strength to complement your technique and skill. You will face adversity, one to which you will overcome and you will do it on your own with the power of Jiu-Jitsu! Don’t believe me? Give it a try!