Like every sport has its own benefits, Jiu-Jitsu covers almost every benefits a sport can have. As you improve your physical strength, you will also improve your mental health. There is also self-defense which is always useful. Everything depends on how much you train and what are your goals. Competing in contact sports has its disadvantages, so training for recreational purposes may be better.
Much depends on your trainer, so try to find any friends that are training that can recommend a trainer. Gordon Ryan is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter that won a lot of tournaments, and if your trainer has a similar background you can expect good results. Everyone can afford to train BJJ and with a couple of training in a week, you will have great benefits.
Getting in Shape
The first difference that you will notice when you start training is how fast you can lose weight with BJJ. When you train Jiu-Jitsu techniques you will work on every muscle in the body. When you are sparing with someone you won’t even notice that you are working very hard because there is that competitive spirit that is pushing you forward.
We try losing weight by counting miles on a treadmill which is useful but there are better methods. Running in one place can be very boring so many of us can’t stand that routine. With BJJ you are constantly doing something interesting while losing weight. Many people that try to lose weight by training it, fall in love with the sport and continue training.
Nowadays you can see on YouTube how many fake self-defense teachers are out there. People think they can react effectively when they come in a dangerous situation, but usually, that isn’t the case. Only when we come to a certain situation we realize how little we know about self-defense. Brazilian JJ is a close-up contact sport, so it is very effective when you get attacked in the street. Striking first isn’t always the best thing. With Jiu-Jitsu you will learn how to read your opponent and win with a counter attack.
Making Friends and Stress Relief
It isn’t a surprise why more people are signing up for contact sports when the stress in the world is higher than ever. When you come to the training you won’t think about the problems you have at home or work, you are focused on the routine and technique you have to learn.
We know that fighting with someone will relief you from stress, but you should never do it out of the ring. You will be able to release all the negative energy on the training, and most of the trainers will teach you how to channel it correctly. When you finish training and just want to relax, you will have people around you with the same idea. In such a relaxing environment it is easier to make new friends.
Critical Thinking and Patience
When you are searching for someone to make a mistake you are engaging a part of your brain that is used to make fast decisions. Through time you will develop this skill, and when you come in a critical situation that isn’t related to BJJ your brain will act faster.
Patience is what is lacking in new generations when you can get everything you need instantaneously. You need to have patience when you train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or you will learn how to have it in the training. A smaller opponent can easily win versus larger if he has more patience and finds a mistake of the opponent. In the meanwhile, you will have a lot of fun doing it.