One of the main reasons people avoid starting a new fitness regimen or activity is because they think that a certain level of fitness or skill is required to begin. This is understandable when you walk into a gym and see nothing but athletic-looking bodies. But if you walk into a Jiu Jitsu school, you will notice people of all ages, shapes, sizes, and levels of fitness training together. This is because BJJ is for everyone. No matter where you are in life, you can benefit from the training that BJJ provides.
Here are just three of the reasons BJJ is for everyone:
1. Adaptive Training.
When it appears that two opponents are unevenly matched, Jiu Jitsu was developed will level the playing field. This means that anyone can learn to use the techniques acquired on the mat to their advantage. If you’ve never really done any physical training, there is a logical starting point for you. If you’re a seasoned athlete looking for a new challenge, your starting point will be a little different. Training then becomes a personal journey that is tailored to your needs as you progress. There are few things you can do that are designed to take you from point A to point B in a logical way from the start. This adaptive approach is suitable for all.
2. Strength in Numbers.
The martial arts community is full of encouragement and support. This is especially true within the Jiu Jitsu community. The concepts of respect, honor, and accountability are as much of a focus as physical training on the mat. The ability to defend yourself or compete with someone larger and stronger than you is bolstered by your fellow students’ and instructors’ support. This strength in numbers is the difference between staying on the path and slowly losing the desire to continue.
3. All Are Welcome.
Complete beginners, accomplished masters, and everyone in between will find one thing to be true above all else. You are always welcome to join the practice of Jiu Jitsu. There is no exclusivity in the mindset of a master or student. This welcoming attitude has drawn countless enthusiasts and competitors to the world of BJJ. It doesn’t mean you will hear mindless words of encouragement or false praise. Thoughtful, positive words and actions will remind you that you are always welcome to improve and pursue your goals.
Tracks BJJ in Coon Rapids knows you have everything you need to begin. Contact us today and become part of a community that is for everyone, no exceptions.