4 Ways Jiu Jitsu Makes You a Better Man
and how training BJJ in the right place can really change your life!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from different celebrities like Keanu Reeves, Joe Rogan, Jocko Willink, Henry Cavill (Superman), Ariana Grande and Jonah Hill.
These folks, have used BJJ to help them feel stronger, keep themselves accountable on diets, free themselves from the stresses and even to help fight addiction. BJJ is a great way to get into shape and burn a TON of calories while having a great place to hang out. All that’s great, grand and wonderful but, what if you don’t need any of that?
Here’s a couple of ways that training Jiu Jitsu can help you be a better man for yourself, your family and, whatever else you need to man up about.
You’ll learn to keep your cool!
Losing your cool doesn’t do ANYONE any good. You look like an ass and you probably hurt someone’s feelings over something that wasn’t worth it. Losing your cool while sparring in Brazilian jiu jitsu is often referred to as “spazzing”. You’re not a spaz cause you blew up on your wife. Or, are you.
You’re reacting. If you’re reacting, you’re behind and no one likes being behind.
Blowing up gets you beat. So, chill the hell out, man. Don’t lose in life because you couldn’t zig instead of zag
There’s something about knowing that you can defend yourself with relative ease against some drunk Shmoe or some overly angry, douche bag dad at your kid’s baseball game that lets you walk with a little swagger.
You’d probably be surprised to know that when you know how to fight you don’t become someone that wants to fight random dudes. It goes back to #1 on this list. You’ll keep your cool while Super Douche, baseball game dad gets higher and higher blood pressure.
This isn’t just great for possible physical interactions, it translates into your job, family and love life. Training hard raises your testosterone, burns calories and MELTS fat off of you. If that doesn’t help your confidence, we need to talk, bro.
You’ll meet people that you actually like.
Man. As a 33 year old, I really have no desire to meet anyone that I already don’t know. You’re probably on that same page.
You gotta go through this whole process of getting to know someone else and be yourself. Really, I already know my wife and kids so, most of the time I feel like I know enough people. When you train, you can’t train alone! You have to meet someone new!
The difference is that you already have something in common. You’re both training jiu jitsu and you’re probably there for similar or, at least, relateable reasons! This makes getting to know someone a lot easier. Plus, you’re part of a team! You will more than likely, help each other achieve the original goals that you came in for!
Train the stress away!
There are a TON of stresses that you deal with throughout the day. These can range from your kid not listening to you to some big shake-up at the office. You HAVE to have a place that you can get rid of the stuff that you keep inside!
If you’re training at the right academy, you’ll more than likely feel that worry wash away as you tie your belt and step on to the mat to train for the evening. You MUST focus on what is happening while training. If your mind is wandering while you’re rolling/sparring, chances are HIGH that you will not do well in that round of action. Jiu Jitsu forces you to pay attention to what is front of you.
Otherwise, you run the risk of getting choked out. Even when that happens, you aren’t thinking about what was originally stressing you out.
We have men that have lost over 100 lbs while training with us at Vagabond Martial Arts.
Some have seen amazing changes in their blood pressure and heart health!
Others that have used Jiu Jitsu to manage the stress of a divorce.
We even have some managing anxiety or depression!
There’s a ton of reasons you should probably be training. I urge you to do so! Be a better man for yourself. For your wife and kids. For your job!
Call us today or stop in to check out a class!
2809 Suite B, Andrews Hwy. Odessa, Texas