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Benefits of Jiu Jitsu

The benefits of jiu jitsu (jitz, bjj, gjj) reaches a different level than most martial arts in my opinion. The benefits cover a wider range of practical and functional use for everyday life. Jiu Jitsu’s common practices brings out 100% effort from its practitioners at every session. Jiu jitsu is for everybody and here’s why.

Benefits of BJJ – Joe Rogan

Comradery – Jiu Jitsu Family

One of the biggest benefits of jiu jitsu is comradery. You will meet people from all walks of life. Most will become your closest friends.

Benefits Of Jiu Jitsu

“You don’t truly know someone until you fight them.”

The comradery is great for everyone, we all need each other to grow, for support, and to be tested. This is especially important for people that have PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). Check out the video below.

Overcome PTSD with Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu is Fun

Jiu Jitsu as a competitive sport is fun for all ages, there are competitors ranging from kids to senior citizens. There is always Jiu Jitsu tournaments in almost every city around the world. There are also big prestigious tournaments were people from all over the world attend making it fun to travel and meet new people.

Benefits Of Jiu Jitsu For Kids

Jiu Jitsu teaches kids hard work, problem solving, patience, and etc. Jiu jitsu will install these qualities into you kids improving their character and work ethic at a very young age.

Self Defense

If you prefer boxing, kickboxing, or conceal carry as your primary self defense, Jiu Jitsu will be a necessary supplement to your skill sets. If the fight ever ends up on the ground, which most do, some knowledge of Jiu Jitsu will be necessary to get back up on your feet, where you feel most comfortable in protecting yourself.

For self defense, jiu jitsu alone can help you overcome bigger, faster, and stronger attackers through the use of leverage and space management. Being extremely close to your attacker smothers a lot of their striking options, which lowers the risk of getting hit. Jiu Jitsu will teach you how to control someone bigger and stronger with the least amount of effort, which is also used for finishing or disabling your attacker.

Physical Benefits Of Jiu Jitsu

The physical benefits of jiu jitsu are very rewarding for your overall health. Although jiu jitsu doesn’t require much strength, you will be working every part of your body, developing muscle endurance, grip strength, cardio, flexibility, balance, and muscular strength.

Jiu Jitsu Body Transformation

Every jiu jitsu practitioners will experience a body transformation. below are a few pictures i found on the internet. click here to see more on google images

Jiu Jitsu Body Transformation

jiu jitsu body transformation

Mental Benefits Of Jiu Jitsu

A huge benefit of jiu jitsu that changes many lives are the mental benefits. Most consider jiu jitsu as therapy, as a legitimate escape that effectively relieves stress and improves psyche.

One thing i found that jiu jitsu does for people better than other martial arts is humility. Practitioners develop a strong self-awareness from constant and unavoidable trial and error. Consistently re-calibrating a healthy self-perception of confidence and humility. Jiu Jitsu Instructors hardly have a high and might attitude. They act more like your friends and open minded to anything a student might teach them.

Other mental benefits of jiu jitsu is investing in focus, patience , attention to detail, and persistence. In fact, all these mental qualities are not only benefits of jiu jitsu but are also requirements to obtaining your black belt. Jiu Jitsu takes a lot of hard work. Only about 1% of jiu jitsu practitioners obtain a black belt. check out this thread for more info.

“Don’t fear failure. – Not Failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.” – Bruce Lee

Belts & Traits Of Jiu Jitsu

If you do decide to join jiu jitsu without the interest of getting your black belt, here are some traits of each other belt you can obtain and accomplish.

Blue Belt – can effectively protect yourself in a self defense situation. Should be able to control and dominate an average person no matter the weight, size, and strength.

Purple belt – A lot of UFC Fighters fall into this category. Jiu jitsu is adequate enough to supplement their kickboxing or wrestling. But not enough to make jiu jitsu a specialization in the UFC.

Brown belt – The minimal requirement to be considered a Jiu Jitsu specialist in MMA. Capable of defeating black black belts more often in sport jiu jitsu.

Benefits Of Jiu Jitsu – A Way Of Life

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Get The Most Out Of Your Training – Martial Arts

Get the Most Out Of Your Training - Martial Arts

How to become more productive in our martial arts training is an important question to have. its necessary to accelerated learning. Most martial artist “just show up.” While at the same time most martial artists don’t make it to the top. Today ill be sharing some of the most influencing philosophies/concepts that accelerated my performance.

80/20 Law

The 80/20 Law (also known as The Pareto principle)  states, that for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.


  • 80% of a martial artist’s actions comes from 20% of their techniques
  • 80% of a martial artist’s productivity comes from 20% of the training
  • 80% of the fight takes place in 20% of the positions (example: the guard in jiu jitsu).

The 80/20 law helps analyze and narrow down whats important and what you should be prioritizing. It will also help eliminate any excess fat, free up time and attention to whats important.


Focus on your strengths while managing your weaknesses. You will be more productive in doing what you do best rather than making incremental improvements fixing your weaknesses, which at best, becomes decent. This principle is similar to the 80/20 law.


Goals are necessary for optimizing productivity. Most of the productivity comes from the short term goals, and motivation and drive comes from the long term goal.

Types of short-term goals you should consider:

  • What techniques to improve (preferably filtered through the 80/20 law)
  • Goals in sparring
  • Training x amount of times a week
  • Who to spar with
  • What to drill


Measure all aspects of your training by documenting and reviewing your performance in sparring, your successes and mistakes and what you could of done better. This will help you examine your performance day by day and with greater clarity on the path to improvement. What gets measured gets managed.


Competing in an event is the best thing you can do to get the most out of your training. It helps set-up several mental aspects in place that are necessary to increase the quality of effort and attention for training productivity. It will also bring greater clarity to the 80/20 law, goals, strengths and the use of metrics.

Benefits of Competition

  • Focus
    • Competition create deadlines which help produce greater focus and helps you analyze on what to do in order to get shit done.
  • Motivation
    • Competition creates greater motivation to improve performance,. Overcoming excuses and accelerating productivity.

If you decide to compete don’t pick an event that is a year away. I recommend setting a deadline within 3-4 months. The tighter the deadline the greater the focus, the greater the focus the greater the productivity.