Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Welcome back everybody. Do you guys watch the Mixed Martial Arts on TV? Those guys are ridiculously fit! I gather that one of the core martial arts disciplines that they train in is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has grown in popularity in recent years, not least because of the prominence of MMA, but also due to the obvious health and fitness benefits of the training involved. It requires strength, agility and endurance when competing against an opponent and when followed as a regular program this is conducive to weight loss, all round fitness and general wellbeing. In this blog post I am going to take an indepth look at the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training

Like all martial arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is based on using strength of mind and body to control one’s opponent. Although it involves a variety of standing techniques, it is most potent when lockdown, wrestling techniques are employed on the ground. These require the strength and endurance previously described as well determination and presence of mind. All of this manifests into solid core workout incorporating cardio and strength. Many people have taken to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purely to take advantage of the effective workout it provides. All of the core muscles are engaged in an intensive and very physical training session.

Brazilian jiu jitsu

Mental Strength

Mental strength and focus is a core element of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is essential in mastering the various techniques and moves required to engage an opponent properly and effectively. It is also required to help a participant overcome their natural fear and emotional boundaries when engaging in combat and to build the confidence required to reach the next level.

Physical Benefits

The health and fitness benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training include strength, cardiovascular, flexibility, agility and endurance to name but a few. The conditioning provided by the training is some of the most intense and beneficial in the fitness world and gives participants a core fitness that is second to none and a positive base on which to build truly healthy lifestyle. People of all levels of fitness can get get involved and attain their health at fitness goals in a much quicker and efficient time by engaging in these training techniques. It is the ultimate core fitness workout for all ages. Although it may prove difficult and a shock to the system at first, your body will soon become accustomed to the various moves, grapples, techniques and lockdowns and build up level of conditioning and endurance.

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My Thoughts On Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

I think this could be the perfect workout for me. I’ve pretty inactive since I broke my ankle at the beginning of the year and I really need to build up my fitness again. I’m really suffering from a stiff lower back at the moment and I think a full body conditioning workout is exactly what i need to rebuild the core fitness that I require to get back on track. I’m sure it will be hard at first but as the saying goes, no pain, no gain. I had a look on the website and found my nearest club in my local town. I have been down to meet the head instructor and he has told me a bit more about what to expect and what I will need in terms of equipment, namely, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gi. But they are not too expensive and can be picked up easily from the classified ads online.

Brazilian jiu jitsu gi



He did mention about diet and said that best results can be obtained from a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu workout if it is done in conjunction with healthy, balanced diet, low in sugar, trans fatty acids and alcohol. I guess I am going to have to shake up my lifestyle quite a bit if I am going to do this properly. But the benefits will be untold. Lowered risk of heart and other diseases and better life quality and expectancy. It’s a no brainer really. I really just need to bite the bullet and get started. So I’ll get myself booked in for a session ASAP and I’ll be sure to let you know how things go. I’m sure I’ll be a bit battered and bruised to say the least.


So anyway folks. That is enough from me for this post. Thanks for all the emails you sent in about my last post about used golf clubs by the way. It obviously proved very popular with a number of you. I hope this one does too. Bye for now!