Training in Jiu-Jitsu is so much more than just exercise or learning to defend yourself. There are plenty of benefits that you get from taking a sport as diverse and unique as Jiu-Jitsu. When you’re taking martial arts classes, you can gain some common hidden perks such as increased confidence, improved mental health, and learning something new. Here are some more surprising benefits of Jiu-Jitsu for adults.
Have trouble sleeping? Jiu-Jitsu is a whole mind and body workout. Many times, the mind is restless with overthinking right when our head hits the pillow. But after a good workout, the mind will feel at ease along with the body. With each BJJ workout, your body releases feel-good hormones called endorphins. Your body will be relaxed and have released all excess energy leaving you feeling ready to drift off to dreamland quickly and easily. No anxious thoughts swirling through your mind.
Consistent training in BJJ provides you with increased confidence in all areas of your life. Knowing how to defend yourself, elevates your self-esteem. You will walk taller. You will talk more confidently. You will interact with others easily and be more sure of yourself. When you learn self-defense, you will be able to walk into any situation and be able to handle it like a boss. Knowing how to protect yourself really uplifts your mood and you can expect your confidence to be at an all-time high, especially when you are on the mats working it out.
Self-discipline, as well as patience, are great things to have in order to better ourselves. Whether it is restraint, perseverance, accountability, or anything else that falls under the self-discipline umbrella - Jiu-Jitsu can help.
Patience is also something that you will master while training since it’s a very important trait of BJJ. As you progress, you will notice that you are more patient with people and places. You will discover how rewarding things are when you are the master of your emotions and no longer a slave to temporary feelings that come and go.
This is probably one of the most rewarding benefits of being a part of the Jiu-Jitsu community. Rarely does anyone ever expect to walk into a martial arts studio and make friends for life. However, this is a real possibility. From trust exercises to having to work as a team, everyone works together towards a common goal that unites the BJJ community. At the end of the day, you will feel like you gained a second family with Jiu-Jitsu.
People that take Jiu-Jitsu classes are generally more calm, laid back, outgoing, and generally happier. There is something about training that works as one of the best possible types of therapy. It is a total mind and body therapy session that leaves you with a feeling of relief. You leave all your annoyed, frustrated, or sad feelings all out on the mat, and you are filled with feelings of happiness and relaxation.
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