How Good Can I Get After 3 Months of BJJ?

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So you’ve grown tired of your chicken-elbow biceps and little chicken legs and are looking for a new challenge. BJJ has the potential to transform you into a Greek God but you’re unsure how long it will take for you to move from complete embarrassment to fairly decent. Well, as with any martial art or any sport, getting really good takes time, but you’ll be surprised how much you can learn in a short space of time.

In terms of progressing up the pecking order in winning competitive matches and moving up the belt rack, there wont be much visible progress. However, in terms of the impact 3 months of training can have on your physical fitness, technique, understanding and overall endurance you can come on leaps and bounds.

The early stages of anyones BJJ career focusing on grasping a good understanding of basic guards, escapes and techniques. Enough to defend yourself on the street but not enough to challenge a more advanced grade in a throw down rolling session in class. By the end of three months you’ll be thinking Kanye is a time traveller from the future and wrote harder, better, faster, stronger specifically about your BJJ career.

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The start of your training will focus on how to defend and escape when in a grapple, as well as enough painful arm bars and gag inducing chokes to keep any attacker away and leave you feeling pumped and confident in many situations. No doubt you will also experience how good getting your arse handed to you in a roll feels, you’ll have the rolling buzz and a new found motivation to improve and get fitter. You can establish a basis on which to build, and rapid progression and improvement is not unheard of. To someone untrained in BJJ you’ll be able to comprehensively out do them, so by all means take the opportunity to embarrass your friends when they are being a little too cocky.

It’s important to remember that where BJJ may look a little rough around the edges, it’s an art that takes decades to perfect. The IBJJF state that a student should spend 2 years at white belt level, so as mentioned, in three months your wont be changing your belt. The three months will inspire you though, giving a target to aim for and igniting a desire that you did not know you had within you. You could say that BJJ is more than just a sport, is a lifestyle choice, and a choice that you will not regret making.

In summary, you’re not going to be as huge as Arnie or a ninja like Bruce Lee in just three months of training. You will notice improvements in overall fitness, strength and desire to succeed. The most appropriate word do describe what three months can give is transformation, both physical and mental. Just think what another 3 months will bring…

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Fighting Obesity with MMA or a Funeral for Your Fat!

weight loss and martial arts in edmontonWith life generally becoming a lot easier, in the sense that a lot of technological innovations are gradually replacing some of the basic functions humans had to engage in, this has given rise to some issues which could otherwise have been easily avoided, such as the high rate of obesity, not only throughout the nation but throughout the world.

The developed world as well as the rapidly emerging markets are the ones hit hardest by this pandemic and this is when some of the ancient principles should be called on, once used by the likes of martial artists to not only keep fit and healthy, but also to avoid any lifestyle conditions such as obesity, which is a very big problem in that it breeds a number of unnecessary health issues.

The concept of fighting obesity with MMA is nothing new, with the only new components being the specific combative art of mixed martial arts (MMA) and the actual act of fighting obesity instead of avoiding it altogether.

In the past, obesity was avoided through the use of the combative arts but, the script has been amended a bit, with the concept now taking the form of fighting obesity with MMA and the combative arts.

If the mixed martial arts as well as other combative arts have been effective in the avoidance of obesity, surely they must be effective in the eradication of obesity, although it must be said that prevention is indeed much better than cure, something which holds up in a number of medical fields.

The budding mixed martial artist who is reading this right now is most likely under the category of those who want to fight obesity with the use of the mixed martial arts, instead of prevent it, since it’s probably a bit too late for that, but they should not despair because they will be happy to know that mixed martial arts is indeed one of the best ways through which to fight obesity, lose the flab and become much learner, healthier and fitter in the process.

Mixed martial arts and its deployment for the purpose of weight loss and the fight against obesity gets its strength purely from the explosive nature of the sport, requiring nothing but the highest levels of engagement in the processes on the part of the practitioner, so there are no half measures here and you will definitely see the results you want if you put in the required amount of effort.

Complete beginners are at more of an advantage, especially those who have never been involved in any of the other forms of the combative arts, and are jumping straight into the mixed martial arts as a means through which to fight obesity.

In the same way, those who haven’t recently been physically involved in any other form of explosive physical activity stand to benefit a lot out of choosing mixed martial arts as a tool with which to fight obesity, since the body will be subjected to some of the highest levels of activity, which have proven to be the ultimate obesity fighting catalysts.


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