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3 reasons to start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu today

Many people feel like they want to take up a sport, a hobby, or simply get more exercise, but the idea of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu doesn’t appeal to them. 

Well, we’re here to tell you that BJJ is the perfect answer to anyone looking for a lifestyle change, whether it’s trying something different, getting fit, or making new friends.

Below are three reasons why you should take up the world’s fastest growing sport!

It will get you in shape without even realising

Very few people can say they are 100% happy with their weight or fitness. 

Most of us either want to lose a few pounds or improve our fitness levels, usually both, and the gym isn’t for everyone.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the perfect training to get in shape. 

Unlike other martial arts, BJJ is a constant effort – you’re always pushing or pulling against an opponent – and this gives you a workout like you wouldn’t believe. 

Your body will start burning fat while your muscles get stronger, and even after a few classes you’ll notice a change.

Keep it up for a few months and then one day you’ll catch yourself in the mirror and realise you’re in the best shape of your life!

It will make you a better person

There are two ways BJJ changes you as a person.

Firstly, it gives you a confidence that most people never achieve. Physically, you’ll be in the top 1% of society, and when you’re walking down the street you’ll notice just how many people are overweight in today’s modern world. 

You’ll also one day realise that not a single one of those people can hurt you in a confrontation.

That level of confidence can’t be bought, or even taught, it’s something that needs to grow from within, and BJJ does this.

Secondly, it strips down your ego, teaching you patience, humility and respect.

You may think you’re tough, but nothing will bring you back to reality when you’re put on the mat with someone half your size and twice your age and they tie you in knots.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teaches you that you’re not invulnerable, that you don’t know everything, and that there are people out there who are infinitely better than you at something.

But the beauty of it is, with hard work, practice, and patience, you can join them.

It’s for everyone

Want to be a professional basketball player? Well, if you’re under 6’5” you can forget it.

How about a rugby player? Too skinny.

Football? Not skillful enough.

Every sport has its own special skill set, but BJJ is for everyone.

From kids right through to pensioners, all shapes and sizes, fitness levels and abilities.

No matter where you’re coming from or what your background is, BJJ is suitable for you. 

We take things at your pace, no one else’s, so you never feel like it’s too much.

And because it’s for everyone, you will meet people from all walks of life, making friends with like-minded people who respect one another.

Change your life today

Take the first step in making a difference in your lifestyle and contact us today for your free 14 day trial.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and that first step through our door can transform your life.

Make new friends, learn how to defend yourself, and get in better shape than you’ve ever been in with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

We are Ireland’s oldest and most successful BJJ club, constantly producing world and local champions, but at the same time, always welcoming new faces.

Contact us today if you would like to know more, our friendly staff will be happy to help in any way they can.