Do I have to be in shape to join Jiu-Jitsu?

 

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If you have ever wanted to be in the best shape of your life and want to learn one of the most effective martial arts, you should seriously consider giving Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu a try.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is considered an “old school” martial art. The Brazilian Jiujitsu culture is fiercely competitive, which has made it popular not only in America but worldwide.

Do I have to be in shape to join Jiu-Jitsu?

This is a question that many people ask before joining a martial arts class. It’s true that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu requires you to be in shape and most BJJ gyms require you to have an initial assessment (or self-assessment) of your fitness level. 

This means seeing how many pull-ups, push-ups, and squats you can do before getting tired. But there are some places where beginners are welcomed, even if they aren’t at the level of the other students. If you’re unsure about your fitness level, it’s always worth checking with the school before signing up for classes.

Yes, you should be in shape to join Jiu-Jitsu and here is why:

  1. Jiu-Jitsu is known as one of the most intense workout regimes.
  2. Jiu-Jitsu requires a lot of stamina and strength, so it’s essential to ensure you can keep up before signing up for a class or joining a team.
  3. Some gyms may require specific body mass index (BMI) or weight requirements, while others may require no weights.
  4. A safe bet is to visit the gym beforehand and ask your questions; then, you’ll know what you’re getting into before committing.

Anybody can do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and it does not take years of practice to learn the moves.

Because Jiu-jitsu is a martial art that focuses on grappling, takedowns, and clinches!

It teaches you how to defend yourself against a larger attacker by using their momentum against them and applying joint locks, throws, and chokes.

This article is aimed at anyone interested in learning about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for their own self-defense needs or their children because it’s a safe sport for children to learn.

Team Shark Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy offers low-key classes where we focus on teaching basic techniques and providing feedback. This is great for beginners who need to understand how to execute techniques correctly and for experts who want their game to go up a notch!

To learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you must enroll in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes.

It would be best if you also had an open mind about the sport because it can be a lot of fun and a great workout. it’s worth trying it out!

If you are interested and have more questions, call our San Antonio Brazilian jiu-jitsu office at 210-913-8763.

 

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