5 Reasons Why BJJ Is The Ultimate Stress Buster

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has steadily grown in popularity over the past decades. BJJ has become an enjoyable endeavor for many people: the military, intellectuals, regular folks, and even famous celebrities. BJJ has probably become the fastest-growing martial art globally.

There are several reasons why BJJ has become the phenomenon that it is today. Perhaps one of the most common reasons is it’s just a fun way to relieve stress. In this article, we’ll discuss why BJJ is the ultimate stress buster.

 

1) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Is One Of The Best Workouts You’ll Ever Do

Two BJJ students rolling in the gym

Grappling, in general, is one of the most taxing activities out there. Grappling is an activity where you tangle with another person with the intent to either dominate positionally or to force a submission. Since you are working to move your body and redirect another person into compromising positions, training in BJJ is undoubtedly a great way to lose weight and gain strength at the same time.

You can also choose between gi or no-gi BJJ. While both are grappling, there are enough differences between the two that they can be considered unique from each other. Gi BJJ focuses mainly on controlling strategies by using the gi; on the other hand, no-gi is more dynamic and is a faster game overall. It is recommended that you try both to fully appreciate what BJJ has to offer.

 

2) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Is A Sport That Trains Body And Mind

Two female BJJ students training in class

BJJ can be difficult to grasp initially, but it has this addictive element once you understand the underlying principles behind the moves. Grappling is a sport that relies on physics. This means that you need to study posture, body positioning, momentum, and the like to become proficient. This is the most appealing aspect of BJJ for most people. There are other great martial arts available, but only a few emphasize understanding the science behind the techniques. This is the reason why many intellectuals gravitate towards training in BJJ.

Aside from the fact that BJJ is mentally stimulating, the sport is also a great tool to strengthen the mind. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is still, after all, a martial art. A big part of your BJJ training involves “rolling” or sparring with your training partners. This element allows you to apply what you learned in training against a resisting person.

Most beginners shy away from rolling because they don’t want to get dominated by their training partners. But understand that this is a process that everyone has to go through – you simply can’t get better in BJJ if you don’t spar! Use the sparring aspect of BJJ to help check your ego and improve your mindset. Think of the training mats as a laboratory where you can explore your body and mind’s full potential. Always remember that the ultimate goal of any martial art is to master oneself.

 

3) Training In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gives You Self-Confidence

BJJ is known for its effectiveness in both MMA and self-defence. There have been numerous stories where people from all walks of life have become better versions of themselves because of the sport.

 

4) Training In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Is A Lifelong Journey

bjj students in class happy

Many people struggle with finding meaning in their lives. Life can sometimes be too complicated; therefore, we must have an outlet to unwind and have fun! This is where training in BJJ comes in. It is honestly one of the best things you can do as a hobby. Aside from everything we discussed in the previous points, becoming a well-rounded grappler will take you many years of training. You can also test your ability against your contemporaries by joining local tournaments. This will give you an objective assessment of where you really stand relative to other people in your belt and age group.

Training in a martial art such as BJJ takes years of consistent training, study, and assessment; the good thing is that it will not feel like a chore at all! The years of training in BJJ will help you understand who you really are and teach you that anything is possible if you put your best effort into it. You can talk to your coach or anyone who has been in the game for many years. They will most likely tell you that all the hardships and injuries are worth it because they are now better people than they were a few years back.

 

Final Thoughts

In summary, training in a martial art like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be the ultimate stress buster. It is a hobby that can benefit you in so many ways. Don’t forget to stay consistent and focus on technique in every training session. Strive to be the best you can be, trust the process, and most importantly, have fun and care for your training partners.

If you have been thinking of trying this amazing martial art, we encourage you to check out our nearest gym in your area. Seize the day and enjoy your time on the mats!

 

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