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3 Reasons why you should learn: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is the newest sport we've added to our programs list at Triumph. To celebrate adding another discipline to our ever growing list, we wanted to give you three reasons why it is the perfect sport for you to shake up your fitness routine.

1) Jiu Jitsu is practical and effective

Every technique in BJJ has a direct, and real application to the world outside of the sport. In each class you will learn how to move your body in ways that also have applications in self defense, and other sports. Whether that be a technique that allows you to escape the hold of someone who is on top of you, or neutralizing an opponents reckless aggressiveness.

While this might sound intimidating, BJJ is a sport about simple and effective maneuvers, rather than over complication. If you can reach the same result with less effort, and more control. BJJ will always favor that method, making the sport much more about effective, intelligent movement, over recklessness.

2) Jiu Jitsu is a total body workout

Every move in BJJ has some connection to every part of your body. Reversing an opponent from on top of you, conceptually only takes a movement of your arm and leg. But in order to make that move as smooth as possible, it takes a certain grip in your offhand, a extending of the hips, and pushing with the opposite foot and leg in order to gain leverage over your opponent.

At the end of every session, as you are learning new techniques and applying them. You will feel as if your whole body has been utilized, and that is completely unique to the sport of BJJ. To get that same effect, you would have to spend the entire day at a standard gym, as you would in just an hour of BJJ.

3) Jiu Jitsu is for people who are bored of the gym

While at the gym have you ever felt like: "What's the point?". That feeling is probably due to the fact that its easy to lose sight of purpose, when their isn't any tangible application in front of you. Yes, you just completed a full set of back and shoulders, but what are you strengthening your back and shoulders for? If you don't have an immediate answer to that, or if the answer is a bit abstract such as "to be in shape" it is hard to stay motivated and stick with an exercise routine.

BJJ offers an immediate context to put each workout into. You will be able to practice, and perfect each move you learn for the purpose of the art form and for the sport. Each time you learn one tiny lesson that helps you gain an advantage, it feels amazing, and it promotes self learning, which in turn promotes adherence to an exercise routine.

Want to learn more about Jiu Jitsu? Follow this link to our BJJ page our website!

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