But is Jiu-Jitsu really for you? Here are nine reasons the answer is yes.
1: You Get Happy
Exercise gets the chemicals running through your body. Endorphins start flowing thru your body making you feel good. This doesn't stop once you stop working out for the day. It keeps going and you reap the rewards for the rest of the day.
2: It helps your body produce more Testosterone. All the sweating, straining, taxes your body forcing you to become stronger. Eventually increasing your overall Testosterone level. With a higher Testosterone level you will have more muscle mass. Desire sex more, lower fat, increased mood, lower metobolic rate.
3: You Get Focused
Forcing yourself to train carries over into the rest of your life. Being focused on a goal allows you to see the World more clearly. The World today moves at a pace that would blind people a century ago. Today we need to be focused now more then ever.
4: Your Body
Training Jiu-Jitsu does so much for your physique. Push yourself hard enough and your body will amaze you. I have had numerous students who along there way to achieving there Black Belt. That have also lost a amazing amount of weight. Remember if you don't use it you lose it. Reflexes, strength, agility will all disappear in a short time without training.
5: You Become Addicted to something Healthy.
When you start training you can't imagine that you will become this involved with training. Jiu-Jitsu has a habit of making people adjust there lives to fit Jiu-Jitsu training. This is a good thing.
6: You will Eat Better.
Have you been struggling to keep your daily calorie count down? Your regular Jiu-Jitsu routine makes you more aware of what you put in your body. Even if you don't compete. You will want to look at everything you eat in a different light based on how you will feel during training.
#8: Your Balance Improves
Staying on your feet may not be an issue for you today, but as you age, it will become one of your top priorities. Training Jiu-Jitsu at any age will give you a balance boost that will last throughout your life. I believe that staying active as we age is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves. As people age they stop playing, they sit to work. They sit to watch TV. They sit to Drive. Kids can't sit still they are running jumping ect... Staying active helps our body to stay agile.
9: Your Brain Function Increases
Believe it or not, people who train Jiu-Jitsu aren't the Neanderthal they're made out to be. Quite the opposite. Research has proven that lifting weights/moving your body has the power to improve your brain's ability to do its job. In the not so distant past we where forced to survive we had to move. In todays world that is no longer true. By becoming involved in Jiu-Jitsu we force our bodies and our brains to keep growing. Adding more layers.