1. learn self-defence: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu methods are often the safest way to defuse dangerous situations. While some people think self-defence starts with a punch or a lunge, the fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu teach that the most effective way to defend yourself is to close the distance and control your opponent.
2. Know your limits: Once you start grappling, you'll find that your body is capable of much more than you think. You have just never used it to its full potential.
3. build your confidence: Most people panic or are afraid when they find themselves in a threatening scenario. Why? Because they don't know what to do. If you master Jiu Jitsu, you will never be afraid of another person again.
4. Intellectual development: When you go to the gym, you expect your body to get fit. But what about your mind? When you start to understand the techniques of Jiu Jitsu better, you will realise that it is more than just martial arts; it is a mental game that helps you develop your critical thinking skills.
5. Problem Solving Skills: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is often compared to a game of chess. It's your mind against someone else's mind. Your mental skills determine your next move, as well as that of your opponent.
6. self-discipline: get out of your comfort zone! Whether it's restraint, perseverance, responsibility or anything else that falls under self-discipline, we can certainly do better. One of the biggest benefits you will gain from Jiu Jitsu training is a certain amount of self-control.
7. patience: the more patient you are, the better Jiu Jitsu will be.
8. weight loss: many people practise Jiu Jitsu as a sport because, unlike running on a treadmill, you don't have to constantly watch your calorie consumption. Jiu Jitsu works every muscle in your body, resulting in an excellent workout every single class.
9. Stress Relief: The concentration and dedication that Jiu Jitsu requires during training will melt away any problems that are stressing you out. Jiu Jitsu allows you to blow off steam in a controlled environment with instructors and partners.
10. Happiness and joy: People who train Jiu Jitsu are usually calm, relaxed and outgoing. Above all, people who train Jiu Jitsu are happy. There is something about training that is like the best possible therapy for daily life.
11. humility: it doesn't take long to realise that it is impossible to have a big ego and enjoy Jiu Jitsu at the same time. What you will learn is that you will always lose and that there will always be someone better than you. Even if you achieve black belt, you will still be far from unbeatable. What comes from this realisation is humility, and that is a quality that will be very useful to you in almost all areas of life.
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