The benefits of studying and practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are numerous. Aside from being put through a rigorous workout, it will also instil a sense of pride and accomplishment, an inherent sense of confidence and power. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, roughly translated as “The Gentle Art” allows you to avoid dangerous situations and gives the ability to escape from potential threats without having to resort to blows.
Our students are on a journey together. They help each other; they find a family here of like minds that are interested not in hurting each other, but in participating in a healthy, clean, positive sport that allows them to flourish as individuals.
Physically, our students find themselves losing weight, increasing muscular endurance and cardiovascular endurance almost without realizing it. Participating in this sport is not like going to a gym and isolating yourself with headphones and doing cardio or lifting weights… it is social, fun, supportive and gives all the health benefits of a rigorous gym routine.
Mentally, our students find themselves more often than not with a new sense of purpose, and determination. Whether we’re working with troubled youth or adults in high stress jobs, participating in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a huge stress reliever. We’ve had more parents than we can count thank us for providing their children with structure, focus and confidence. While one might expect the participation by teens in a martial art to promote violence, it’s actually the opposite. Our students learn discipline, respect, camaraderie, wellness and healthy living.