The many benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Submission Grappling

Posted by | November 20, 2014 | Uncategorized | No Comments

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The many benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Submission Grappling training include:




Increased flexibility


Improved fitness, strength and general physical conditioning


Stress release and improved concentration


Increased self-confidence


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu addresses all 4 parameters for total fitness:






Muscular strength


Muscular endurance


What makes BJJ different from other martial arts?


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu differs from other martial arts in that it provides solutions for all possible stages of combat. Other disciplines like Tae Kwon Do focus on striking and rely on a person’s strength and speed to deliver damage, but speed and strength doesn’t matter when you’re on your back. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu differs from other martial arts fundamentally. While other martial arts rely heavily on strength and speed, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu relies on superior technique and leverage.


Is Jiu-Jitsu safe?


At Tarpeins Next Generation  Jiu-Jitsu Academy safety is paramount. Accidents may happen, however, lack of seriousness during training and the resultant careless application of technique or counters contribute greatly to injury. Careless practice is disrespectful to the spirit of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.


Who can learn Jiu-Jitsu?


Practically anyone can utilize the techniques created by Carlos Gracie. Carlos Gracie, when he created his revolutionary system, weighed no more than 135 lbs. The core principle of  Jiu-Jitsu is to provide a method for smaller, weaker individuals to protect themselves from bigger, stronger attackers.


Is BJJ good exercise?


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can provide you with far more extensive results than typical aerobic exercise. The resistance encountered while rolling provides you with a good base to improve your core strength through intense abdominal workout, increase your muscle tone, and reduce you body fat while improving your balance, bodily coordination, cardio vascular capacity, and muscular endurance.


What do I wear my first time (Intro Class) to class?


The best thing to wear to a first class is a shirt and shorts. A mouthpiece is also recommended and although it’s not required it is recommended that guys wear an athletic support.

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