The Benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-JitsuBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that uses ground fighting and grappling to gain the upper hand against an opponent using techniques such as compression, joint-locks, and choke-holds. It is a descendant of Japanese Jujutsu and Kodokan Judo. The practice involves complete body-mind workouts offering not only a method of self defense but a unique way to stay fit. With professional mixed martial arts becoming more popular and a number of schools popping up you may find yourself wondering what all the fuss is about.

The truth is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers an extraordinary array of health benefits:

Great Full Body Workout

Jiu-Jitsu’s techniques involve the entire body leaving no muscle group forgotten. Classes are not repetitive, so the routines are constantly changing and different muscles are always working.

Improves Cardio

The movement required in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training improves cardiovascular performance, increases circulation and lowers blood pressure. Great cardiovascular workouts also increase the weight loss benefits of Jiu-Jitsu.

Increases Endurance

Regardless of what fitness level you begin at, the requirements of Jiu-Jitsu will increase your endurance capacity.

Improves Flexibility

Though they may seem strange at first, the moves in Jiu-Jitsu will increase your overall flexibility and coordination as you learn them.

Builds Muscle

The art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu builds muscle and bone with its techniques, even without the use of weights.

Weight Loss

Jiu-Jitsu training involves using the entire body, thus reducing body fat and the risk of the many diseases that are related to obesity such as diabetes and sleep apnea. The variety and dynamic nature of the workouts help avoid plateaus in weight loss as well.

Psychological Benefits

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu increases your overall peace of mind by teaching self discipline, persistence, focus, respect and loyalty. This in combination, with the knowledge of the ability to defend yourself, increases confidence and reduces stress levels.

Self Defense

You don’t have to be particularly big or strong to be an effective fighter in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As a result, it is particularly recommended for women, who often end up on the ground during an attack. Jiu-Jitsu is geared towards helping fighters gain the upper hand after ending up in a submissive position.

All of these benefits make Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu a great sport to get involved in. If you live in the Orange County area and would like to find out more about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, contact ACE Jiu-Jitsu. We cater to experienced martial artists and beginners and offer classes for both adults and children.

ACE Jiu-Jitsu
18225 Brookhurst St. Suite 10
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 964-4488