Why Jiu-Jitsu is Your Perfect New Year's Resolution

1. Practical Self Defense Applications

Jiu-Jitsu provides a grounded platform in self-defense scenarios, in terms of discussing ways to de-escalate situations, increased awareness of yellow/red flags, learn the art of tiring out opponents quickly, and managing situations after they have occurred. Jiu-Jitsu is an art that survives on what works and scraps what doesn’t, providing the most optimal methods of protecting one’s self and your loved ones.

2. The Best Overall Body Workout

Like most, fitness is one area that we all strive to do better in, especially after the Holidays.
The average person gains 10 pounds of weight during this time, so many set their New Year’s resolution to get back in shape.

Fitness is an important element of Jiu-Jitsu.
The movements in Jiu-Jitsu challenge your muscles and cardiovascular system.
It is a full-body workout and improves your flexibility.
When students hold certain positions for an extended period of time, it builds and tones muscles.
In each class at the studio, a student can expect to burn 500 or more calories. That is the equivalent to running five miles!
Lifting weights or running on the treadmill for an hour can get boring fast.

3. Sharpen Your Problem Solving Focus

Many reasons people struggle to achieve their new year’s resolutions are because they lose focus on their goals.
Jiu-Jitsu programs improve focus and concentration through rhythmic breathing, relaxation techniques, and repetitive movements.
Participants in Jiu-Jitsu also have more focus because they are part of a comprehensive training program that clearly outlines goals, development, and what you need to do to get to the next level.

4. Meet Like-Minded Individuals

 The camaraderie and community you build in the gym is a breath of fresh air.
Jiu-Jitsu is a great place to make new friends, build relationships, and find new purpose in life.
The people you meet at the gym help encourage you to meet your goals, whether it be on the mats or in everyday life.

5. More Fun Than A Regular Gym

Instead of running on a treadmill or lifting weights, imagine improving your fitness WHILE learning a challenging and fun skill! 
Jiu-Jitsu provides a platform for people to develop their cardio, strength, and mobility all the while working with their mind to overcome obstacles with other people in improving your grappling skills.

6. Healthy Eating Motivations

While developing your fitness skills and grappling skills, you will realize how quickly diet plays a large part in your Jiu-Jitsu performance.
It is quite difficult to operate well when your body’s fuel level is suboptimal.
You will find a strong influential power in choosing your diet when you know you have to grapple people later on in the day!

7. A New-Level Lifestyle

Jiu-Jitsu provides a platform to sharpen every element of your life, from not only improving yourself mentally and physically, but extending a peer network and finding that you are becoming sharper in every area of your life, whether as a parent, a worker, or just as yourself. Jiu-Jitsu brings out the best of your personality traits and constantly sharpens them through the medium of grappling. 

8. An Optimum Stress Reliever

At the end of the Jiu-Jitsu, you’ll be feeling invigorated and your endorphins will be flowing.
Jiu-Jitsu is the optimal form of “being in the moment”, with many people commenting how much they forget about the stressors of their day, due to the fact that Jiu-Jitsu forces you into the present moment. This pull to the moment allows your brain to digest your day’s stressors and gives your body a needed break to provide proper levels of mental well-being.

9. Increased Self-Discipline

One of the hardest parts of keeping a new year’s resolution is the discipline to stick to your plan.
It’s why so many people never make it past January.
Jiu-Jitsu helps instill the mental focus and self-discipline you need in everyday life.
The discipline taught in Jiu-Jitsu translates into all other areas of life, especially when setting fitness, financial, or career goals.

10. Build Bulletproof Confidence

Jiu-Jitsu helps a person develop a stronger belief in their capabilities by demonstrating to themselves
a constant trend of overcoming obstacles, especially in the early classes of learning Jiu-Jitsu.
Self-confidence grows in Jiu-Jitsu students from consistent goal setting and positive encouragement