Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Benefits: Physical Benefits

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one the most effective forms of self-defense there is. Besides, being an excellent approach to combat, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu benefits many areas of a person’s life. This art will take many years to master, but along the way, a student can develop many mental and physical benefits.

Increased stamina is one of the first things a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner will definitely gain from training. This is because of the long rounds of sparring demanded per class. A typical class usually is about an hour. Sparring takes place at the end, beforehand the students are drilling technique. So, there is little down time. The students are constantly moving. A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu session will even physically challenge an athlete, someone who is already in shape. This is because the training is intense. As time goes by, a student will find it easier and easier to complete the training sessions.

The next thing one can expect to develop from training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is strength. Every sparring session in class gives the student a chance to use and develop strength. The students mainly use leverage to perform the techniques, but sometimes add in more strength. The student usually develops grip strength as well as back strength. A student will also develop flexibility and endurance.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Benefits: Memory and Humility

A student’s memory will also be improved because they will learn many techniques. Over time a student will have to memorize hundreds of techniques. Most importantly, the ones they plan on using during sparring. They will have to learn many attacks, such as choke and armbars, reversals, and escapes.

One of the most important benefits a practitioner will develop is patience. It takes a long time to get really good. Even the high level students will be defeated from time to time. So, the learning process never ends, and having humility is very important. Students must put their ego aside and devote themselves to this art. The most important thing will be to embrace the journey.

This video is very inspiring especially for those wishing to pick up BJJ later in life.


About Spartan Mixed Martial Arts

Spartan Mixed Martial Arts was established in 2010 and is located at 11 Cindy Ln #3, Ocean Township NJ 07712  –  732-531-5145.

Spartan specializes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Kids Martial Arts for adults and children 4 -12.