Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is best known for its focus on control and leverage. Certain techniques aren’t necessarily applied with brute strength alone, but with the correct positioning and direction of force. In most BJJ positions, it’s important to keep tight. That’s not to say too rigid, but under control. Your opponent should be kept from moving and you should be properly balanced so you can’t be moved easily. Good Jiu Jitsu practitioners can always recognize and exploit the gaps of space and bad posture. As a beginner, you’ll make a lot of these mistakes, but over time you’ll become more and more comfortable with practice.
Many training in a martial art are also in doubt of what direction to take with so many different choices. Some think that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has a certain taboo that only people who are already in great physical shape can train.
This is simply untrue. Jiu Jitsu, which means the gentle art, is recognized as the most complete martial art, and leads the student to obtain both physical and psychological benefits. As in other martial arts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will reduce your stress and anxiety, while building self confidence and increasing self esteem, while working the entire body and contributing to weight loss.v
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu requires concentration and promotes fast responses to an opponents body and It develops emotional control while improving the reflexes. It has also been defined as a game of chess that is played with the human body, where well-formulated rules preserve the physical integrity of students.
As an aerobic activity, it elevates the metabolism and improves both cardiovascular and respiratory capacity; and as a martial art, it develops special motor skill and fast reflexes. There is never a restriction on the practice, active men and women of all ages can practice the gentle art. BJJ is also a great option for those seeking to lose some weight and improve their muscle mass, since it is possible to eliminate anywhere from 750 to 1500 calories in one class!
Besides the normal stresses and pulls associated with most martial arts, BJJ students (along with Wrestlers, Judoka, and other grapplers ) are prone to regular skin problems and potential unsanitary mat conditions in schools that don’t practice clean and healthy atmospheres. At Fight Sports we always take pride in the cleanliness of our facility and follow all of the guidelines set by the UFC. Proper hygiene practices, including regular cleaning of the mats, students showering immediately after class with an antibacterial soap, disinfecting and covering any open wounds, thorough cleaning of any rash guard or headgear used before the next class, not sharing used towels/uniforms, and using a barrier cream greatly reduces the chance of contracting and the spreading of diseases.