Following are Some Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu For Various Segments of Society
At an age when personality is being shaped, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be used most beneficially. Aside from offering a child a true sense of security through its realistic approach to self-defense, by learning the correct techniques for escaping holds and potentially dangerous situations, a child will develop self-control and patience. Jiu-Jitsu contains elements which increase one’s confidence and self-esteem, thus helping to solve problems at home, among friends, and at school.
At an age of so many changes, when peer pressure can be detrimental, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers teens a very special way for understanding themselves. Teens can learn their limitations and improve patience, sensitivity, coordination, and sportsmanship. Also, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a gentle way to learn to be respectful.
In a time when violence against women is rampant, women can be the greatest beneficiary of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s gentle techniques. The principles of leverage on which Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is based compensates for a woman’s smaller frame and lack of sheer strength.
For All Practitioners
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers a complete system of self-defense that works whether you are big and strong or of a small frame. Because of the principles of leverage that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is founded upon, a practitioner could pursue it throughout their lifetime. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is beneficial in helping maintain cardiovascular fitness and the integrity of bones and muscles, thus keeping you fit and youthful. In our modern world filled with stresses and deadlines, you will always feel relaxed and calm after a training session. Each training session will provide you with a great sense of accomplishment. You will feel better, look better, and sleep better.
For Law Enforcement
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has proven extremely effective in law enforcement. The element of control emphasized in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu provides an edge an officer needs to subdue and arrest a suspect. While most martial arts emphasize striking, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers a more humane alternative. Police department studies have concluded that more than 90% of confrontations in the field end up on the ground. In this scenario Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu allows an officer to be comfortable and in control of a situation. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu also known as “combat wrestling” has become the prototypical system for training in most police academies.
As a compliment to other martial arts systems
The goal for almost every martial artist is to be as well rounded and prepared as possible. Especially when we are discussing a self-defense situation. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was confined to Brazil for nearly a century. With the introduction of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), an awakening occurred in the martial arts community. Before the UFC most individuals’ frame of reference for martial arts came from movies and television. With the introduction of the UFC (in its original format, with no time limits or rules) everyone was able to see martial arts presented in a realistic context for the first time in America. The success of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the UFC convinced many practitioners of other martial arts that by understanding Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu they would be better fighters and martial artists.