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8 Benefits of Training Jiu-Jitsu | Citadel BJJ

8 benefits of training jiu jitsu | Citadel BJJ Iowa city

By: Logan C. (BJJ Purple Belt & Citadel coach) Posted: 3/19/24

Introduction

Jiu-Jitsu, the art of grappling and submission, is much more than a martial art. It is a path to take in order to have a better, healthy, disciplined, and fulfilling life. Its origins were in Japan, but it evolved in Brazil, and today it is appreciated all over the world by those who seek comprehensive physical and mental well-being. Let’s see what Jiu-Jitsu is and its history.

1. Enhances Physical Fitness

One of the primary benefits of Jiu-Jitsu is its impact on physical fitness. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the best workouts you  will experience especially if you haven’t grappled before. Regular training strengthens the body, improves flexibility, aids in weight management, and enhances cardiovascular health, making it an excellent fitness regimen. Personally, when training Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Citadel BJJ, I got into the best shape of my life.

2. Mental Health Improvements

Jiu Jitsu is not only about physical strength but also mental fortitude. Training helps reduce stress, build mental toughness, and improve focus. I have found that’s hard to focus on the stressors in your life when training. Which gives me a much-needed break from work & life. 

3. Self-Defense Techniques

Beyond fitness and mental health, Jiu Jitsu equips individuals with effective self-defense techniques. Jiu-Jitsu is the best martial art for self-defense. From teaching techniques of escaping the mount to learning takedowns. BJJ allows a smaller individual to defend themselves against a much larger opponent. As someone, who is 140 pounds. I have experienced the benefits of training jiu-jitsu & being able to defend against a stronger & larger person. 

4. Fosters Community and Support

The Jiu-Jitsu community is renowned for its supportive nature. At a BJJ gym, everyone wants to be there & wants to learn jiu-jitsu thus creating a positive environment. At Citadel BJJ | Iowa City , you can train with a college student one round & then roll with a doctor the next round. I’ve always enjoyed the diverse community & coming together to learn the beautiful art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

5. Discipline and Patience

Jiu-Jitsu teaches discipline and patience, essential qualities that benefit all areas of life. This segment will explain how the practice of Jiu-Jitsu instills these values in practitioners, aiding in personal and professional development.

6. Boosts Confidence and Self-Esteem

Achieving milestones in Jiu Jitsu can significantly boost one’s confidence and self-esteem. This section will highlight how overcoming challenges and achieving goals in Jiu-Jitsu can empower individuals in all facets of life.

7. Life Skills and Personal Development

BJJ is more than a sport; it defines art. This part will exhibit principles and lessons that come with Jiu-Jitsu training and life skills developed from this training.

Conclusion

Enrolling your child in BJJ at Citadel BJJ is a gift of valuable life skills, self-defense knowledge, and a healthy, creative outlet. Join us today and witness your child’s transformation in the enriching world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

8 Benefits of Training Jiu-Jitsu | Citadel BJJ

FAQs

Q: How many times a week should I train BJJ?

A: Starting with two sessions a week is ideal, with a gradual increase to 3-5 times as your body adapts. It’s essential to listen to your body and adjust accordingly, considering personal differences and lifestyle factors. I did see more results the more training sessions I put in a week especially 4+ times a week.

Q: Does BJJ make you healthier?

A: Yes, it can. Jiu Jitsu is an excellent cardiovascular workout that significantly contributes to physical health. Many practitioners have experienced substantial weight loss, with some people losing over 100 pounds in a year from consistent training. This testament to BJJ’s effectiveness highlights its role in weight management and fostering overall health and well-being.

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Author Box:

I’m Logan, a purple belt and fundamentals coach at Citadel BJJ in Iowa City. As an assistant kids coach with competition experience across the USA, I’ve been grappling since 2017. My focus is on building a strong foundation for beginners and fostering a supportive environment for all students.

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