Weight-Loss and Getting in Shape. One of the first differences you will notice after you begin training is how easy it is to lose weight and keep it off. GBE classes will improve cardiovascular levels, your overall strength, and improve flexibility.
Self-Defense. BJJ is the most proven self-defense system in the world. Developed on the streets of Brazil, BJJ was proven to be the most effective self-defense system against all others martial arts in the original UFC tournaments, over 25 years ago.
Stress Relief. Physical activity can help lower your overall stress levels and improve your quality of life, both mentally and physically. Training BJJ regularly can have a positive effect on your mood by relieving tension, anxiety, anger, and mild depression that often go hand-in-hand with stress.
Making Friends. You may be surprised to learn the biggest benefit most commonly mentioned by students Jiu Jitsu students. While students mention many benefits, the most common is the friendships and comradery developed from training together with other students.
Energy. Training BJJ increases the blood flow to your body by improving your cardiovascular health and fitness; this will allow more blood and oxygen to get to the body providing energy to do work.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Training Jiu Jitsu teaches students how to remain focused and deal with difficult situations, without panicking or over-reacting. One of the greatest life lessons from Jiu Jitsu, is learning how to remain focused and address problems in a constructive, measured manner.
Humility and Patience. Training Jiu Jitsu is hard. It is challenging and strenuous. And there are always students who are bigger, younger, and have greater skill levels. The art of Jiu Jitsu requires students to drop their ego and accept the challenge of training with all different types of students, and to persevere through difficult tests. Through this process, students become stronger, more patient, and more humble.
Having fun! Ask anyone that trains Jiu Jitsu, and they will tell you it is unbelievably fun!! In fact, Gracie Barra has grown it’s social calendar to accommodate the constant request from students to get together, on and off the mat!! Come try an Intro Class and see for yourself!