Taking up a martial art can be a great thing and while any and all types would be great, BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) is among the best. This is because it can be both defensive and offensive and can help a much smaller and weaker individual fight off a bigger attacker, which is why most people take up a martial art anyways. Here are three great benefits to BJJ.
1. Health Benefits
Like any form of strenuous exercise, BJJ will have a variety of health benefits like increased cardiovascular health, weight loss and more. But in addition to these common benefits, BJJ offers a bunch of others such as increased flexibility, better joint movement, increased mood and much more. Training a martial art nowadays doesn’t mean you have to be a fighter, as thousands of people train them simply for the workout and health benefits alone.
2. The Confidence Factor
Unless you have taken a martial arts class, you really cant truly understand just how much confidence knowing a martial art gives you. Having a decent skill at a martial art will make you able to diffuse almost any situation you may find yourself in. This confidence doesn’t mean you will go and start fights because you can win them, it simply means that you will be more relaxed and confident in your daily life because if something does go down, you can protect yourself and your loved ones if need be.
3. It is “Real Life” Relevant
So if all martial arts are beneficial to you, why BJJ? Well, the answer is that it is perhaps more relevant for real life situations. Martial arts like Karate, Boxing and Muay Thai are often fought at a decently long distance range and involve quick entry and exit. However, in most real life altercations, it is done in extremely close quarters, without warning and often involve more grappling than actual combat, which is exactly what BJJ can help you with.