BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU should obviously be viewed as new to you when you begin, so respect the fact that there is a lot to it, otherwise everyone would be at the top instead of a few that are separated from the pack. Most top-notch BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU champions have a certain technical skillset that allows them to achieve their greatness on the mat. They just did not wake up one day and become black belts. A new white belt does not just start tapping or dominating a legitimate black belt the first day of class. Jiu-jitsu is one of the hardest martial arts to become a black belt in. In BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU you have to demonstrate your skill while sparring on a daily basis. A lot of people make the mistake of going through the motions when they are learning techniques, just thinking, “When can we spar?” Well, learning the techniques properly will allow you to spar more efficiently.
Having another martial arts background similar to BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU such as wrestling or judo may also help. Any discipline learned that has any physically coordinated type of learning should help you become more at ease when it comes to learning BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU techniques.
On the other end of the spectrum, some of you may not be strong, athletic, or have had any prior martial arts experience. You may be frail, you may be fragile, you may even be disabled. Have no fear. The one thing that is so great about BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU is that it is for everybody and anyone can learn it.
Similarly, if you are heavy and out of shape, you are still in the right sport. If done safely and correctly, BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU will whip you into shape. You will likely start living a healthier life for the rest of your life. Remember, Helio Gracie lived to the age of ninety-five and trained the same week he passed away.
Come down to Arashi Do and try out one of our great Brazilian programs like Fundamental BJJ, Women’s Only BJJ or Children’s BJJ for ages 4-7 and 8-14. All those and you get a 30 DAY FREE TRIAL! What are you waiting for? Call or text us at 780-220-5425 or email us at myackulic@ArashiDo.com