Jiu jitsu is one of the fastest growing martial arts in the world and it is becoming very popular for good reason. Jiujitsu does not know age or gender, it is inclusive of all, and therefore it is something that all people should try at least once…below are five reasons why.
1.Experience a Unique Martial Art
Would you know what to do if someone took you down to the ground? There are many self defence martial arts and sports that focus on stand-up fighting, but since jiu jitsu made it’s debut into MMA it has been put in the spotlight as one of the top go-to skills for both self-defence and competition, for good reason. So. whether you have practiced a martial art before or not, trying jiu jitsu is guaranteed to be a unique experience. If you have never tried any self-defence, then attending a class is a great place to start. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is commonly referred to as the ‘gentle art’ as it is forgiving and allows you to practice at your own pace. If you have experienced or have even mastered other martial arts such as Karate or Tae-Kwando, there is even more reason to try jiu jitsu at least once. This is because it is unique in comparison to other martial arts in many ways and after you experience it, you’ll understand why.
2. The Best Kind of Workout
Jiu jitsu provides a physical experience that is different to most sports and activities. The specialised movements that jiu jitsu entails, works your body in ways you probably have never experienced before. It is common for BJJ students to say they hardly feel that class is a workout due to the technique-focused nature of the art and the mental engagement. This is one reason students keep coming back for more, it’s a workout without feeling like a workout.
3. Learn Practical Self-Defence
Many people have a distorted perception of self-defence, thinking that it requires a lot of strength and power. The beauty of jiu jitsu is in the technique-based focus, which gives it the name ‘the gentle art’. This means that no matter what size or age you are, you can learn techniques that are practical to use as a self-defence mechanism in everyday life.
4. Meet Great People
A strong sense of community is one of the most valued aspects of a BJJ gym and we are very proud of the community dynamic we have at Gracie Parramatta. Trying one class at Gracie Parramatta, guarantees you will meet a variety of positive, friendly people with healthy values. If you are sick of training at a gym or going to classes where nobody talks to each other and you want to meet some good-hearted people – Gracie Parramatta is the place to start.
5. Have Fun!
The most important thing to know is that BJJ is a lot of fun! In fact, this is the reason that jiu jitsu students come back time and time again. One reason that it is so fun is the mental engagement of the art, as it becomes like a big puzzle that builds curiosity over time. The aspect of problem solving to gain dominant position and submit your opponent is highly addictive.
The best thing about Gracie Parramatta is that you can try it at least once…for FREE! We offer every first class for free, no obligations. So, come and try your first class today – call 02 9687 5480.