Starting anything new can feel intimidating. We all have a fear of the unknown. When you see other students training for BJJ, you have to realize that at one time, this was new to them too.
There is no reason starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training has to be any more intimidating than starting anything new for the first time. Trainers and fellow students who share a love for the art of BJJ want nothing more than to help welcome beginners. So with the right studio, starting BJJ or MMA training doesn’t have to be intimidating at all.
In fact, one of the benefits of this type of training is the confidence it builds. This increased confidence and positive self-image makes it easier for you to want to try to new things, regardless of whether it feels intimidating at first.
There are plenty of other benefits to BJJ training to consider in addition to improved self-esteem:
Safety & Self-defense — Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training is one of the most important ways to train to learn the most important self-defense moves. The reason for this is that many of techniques you learn are from a ground position. This is the most difficult position to recover from in an attack, but the moves you learn make it possible for you to actually have the advantage.
Fitness & Good Health — While most people assume the gym is the best way to get fit and achieve good health, it’s actually any form of martial arts training. With BJJ training you get everything you need from cardio training to strength training. Not only that but any type of marital arts training works every muscle of the body, including muscles that get overlooked with the average gym workout.
Determination — Once you begin training, you start to see results. This only makes you that much more determined to go further with your training and set more goals for training. Not only that, but this carries over into your daily life. You will begin to notice this same level of determination and goal setting will impact your personal and professional life in positive ways.
Your ultimate goal does not have to be that you want to end up a professional UFC fighter. People get started with BJJ training for a variety of reasons, and few want to train to become a pro. Whether you want to lose weight, get in shape, learn self-defense, increase your confidence or any other reason – they are all great reasons.
However you can feel certain that no matter what reason gets you started with BJJ training, you will soon be hooked. Unlike at the gym, which gets boring, you will find yourself motivated and craving the next Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class.
Whatever brings you to our studio you can rest assured you don’t have to feel intimidated. Once you have a look around and meet some trainers and fellow students, you will realize how easy it is to get started.