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7 Reasons Why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the BEST Martial Art to Learn

7 Reasons Why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the BEST Martial Art to Learn

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Takes Down Every Other Martial Art in its Path, and Here’s Why…

It’s no secret that there are a bunch of martial arts out there to pick and choose from. Many of them can be very beneficial, are fun, and exhilarating to try out. But if you have to pick a single martial art to train in, it should be Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

In fact, BJJ can be the smartest pick as a beginner, regardless of age, and an essential conversion you make if you are already an accomplished black belt in another art. So what makes BJJ so great?

1. Effective Real Life Self-Defense

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is NOT only for competing in the UFC octagon. BJJ is a highly effective real world combat system that can be used efficiently on the street for self-defense every day. Most MMA spectators and even some novice practitioners have no awareness of Jiu-Jitsu’s applications on the battlefield. Since at least 1994 the US Army began integrating Gracie Jiu-Jitsu into its combatives and hand-to-hand combat training. Since enrolling the leadership of top BJJ instructors this has become a staple for the Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, Air Force, Marines, and CIA.

This style has also been adopted by the FBI, Border Patrol, Secret Service, and local law enforcement as a practical tool set for resisting attack, which could be defensible in court. After all; it can be difficult to prove self-defense, and individuals sadly, and regularly find themselves imprisoned for lethal strikes they have learned in other arts, without thought to their consequences, or ability to control the results.

Advanced BJJ can be as lethal as any martial art of combat system, yet focuses on controllable techniques which can be used to deflect, subdue, and control attackers in everyday situations, without subjecting yourself to legal penalties. Put the test this fighting system can effectively be used against multiple attackers and even armed attackers, and has been tested on the most dangerous streets in the world.

2. BJJ Is for YOU

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The most beautiful thing about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is that it is truly a style for everyone. And yet this does not take away from its real effectiveness for a second. This is a martial art that can be used by the young, adults, women, men, people of any build, and starting out with any physique. You do not have to walk in to an academy in shape. That’s what training centers are for. A good instructor can help you get from wherever you are, to where you want to be. Whether you are tall, short, muscular or lean, bantamweight or heavyweight you can use this.

3. Hone Your Mind

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Jiu-Jitsu isn’t just physical, it’s mental too. Many liken it to like a chess game that constantly exercises your mind, and develops your brain in a big way. BJJ incorporates all of the factors described by physicians that build more brain power, and prevent brain cell loss as you get older, while helping young minds expand and grow into powerful machines. This means carrying powerful benefits for anti-aging and assisting children and teens with ADHD and autism. Whether your battles are to be in the ring or the boardroom, give this style a try.

4. Tone Your Body

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Want to get ripped? The British Journal of Sports Medicine reports that those who practice martial arts enjoy 12% less body fat on average. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can help you shed that extra weight, get sculpted, and in a safe and healthy way.

5. Holistic Health Benefits

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Beyond bringing your dream beach body to life, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers a healthy lifestyle with whole body benefits. Grand Master of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Helio Gracie continued instructing and training until 10 days before his death at 95 years old. Until then said he had not suffered from sickness his entire adult life thanks to his BJJ diet and training. BJJ training will help improve your metabolism, flexibility, balance, and core strength, while promoting a strong immune system. Research suggests BJJ training can help combat type 2 diabetes, hernias, and with better balance reduces the leading cause of death among seniors; which is falls according to Medical News Today.

6. You Don’t Dare Enter the Octagon without it!


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu dominates in competition. There is no question about that. According to the Jiu Jitsu Times in 2015; 45 of the top 60 UFC fighters (across all weight divisions) had at least a blue belt in BJJ. 26 had black belts. Look at the Richest’s list of top fighters who practice BJJ and you’ll see Gracie, Werdum, Nogueira, B.J. Penn and more. Of course the UFC still heavily promotes BJJ training, and those that haven’t grown up in it, know they absolutely must add it to their arsenal if they not only want a hope of surviving, but a chance at winning too.

7. Self-Improvement

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If you know someone who needs a positive attitude adjustment; send them to some Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes. One of the best things to love about true BJJ schools is they still maintain a focus on core principles of the martial arts. This is something sadly lost in many of today’s ‘McDojos’. Under a real BJJ instructor students will really develop an appreciation for loyalty, respect, and discipline. This isn’t just for kids training martial arts either. With each session you’ll gain appreciation for self-improvement, build confidence and character. You’ll not only start loving the way you look on the outside more, but the inside too. Stress and low self-esteem is said to kill brain cells and reduce brain power by as much as 20%! Turn that around get your guard on, roll with some champions, and you’ll be outperforming in every aspect of life.

Try it Out…

Check out the world class Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training center in Millersville, Maryland, and start putting the above benefits to work in your corner…try our RISK FREE 2 WEEK TRIAL, visit GarfieldBJJ.com, call or email, or stop by to get started.

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