Strength & Fitness –
Strength and fitness is something that many people aspire to achieve in life; however, many people struggle to achieve fitness long-term. The reason for this is simple – they aren’t enjoying their exercise. BJJ is a fun and simple way to get fit without the hassle of planning gym workouts or wondering if you’re doing the right thing. After only the first few months of BJJ, many physical fitness goals will be achieved including strengthening of any particularly weak muscles and basic cardiovascular endurance. This is something that takes some people years to achieve in the gym and is so simple with Jiu Jitsu due to the focus on technique and self-defence.
Positive Community –
BJJ strongly endorses a positive community which is reflected both on and off the mats. It is a common saying that we are a reflection of the people we surround ourselves with…and it’s true. To be successful in life, it’s important to surround yourself with like-minded people with similar goals and values. This is what Jiu Jitsu is all about, cultivating an environment in which we can all grow and achieve our goals.
Confidence & Self-worth –
BJJ teaches an important lesson in self-worth for all that attend. Your body is worth protecting and therefore, you are worth protecting. This is an important lesson for men, women and children of all ages. Over time, you will start to notice Jiu Jitsu also changing your levels of confidence. From the way that you hold yourself when you walk because you know how to defend yourself, to the way that you feel more comfortable approaching and communicating with people on a daily basis. This confidence gained by many is one of the greatest aspects of the martial art.
Active Lifestyle –
No matter what you do for work, Jiu Jitsu will ensure you have an active lifestyle. Even if you’re sitting at a desk all day, your commitment to attend BJJ classes throughout the week will keep your body more active than ever. Believe it or not, this increase in exercise will also help you to have increased energy throughout the day as well.
Overall Health –
Jiu Jitsu offers a simple solution to balance mental and physical health. Physical health is achieved due to the combination of cardio and strengthening exercises taught. However, many people can benefit from the mental health aspect of the sport. Any exercise is already a great solution for mental health, however, the added martial art aspect of Jiu Jitsu makes the mats a great space to achieve mental clarity. Many BJJ students look forward to a Jiu Jitsu class after a stressful day due to the relief it provides.
Find out how BJJ can improve your lifestyle for yourself by contacting Gracie Parramatta on 96875480 or visit our website. We offer a variety of classes including Women’s classes and your first class is free!