- It’s a great Workout.
BJJ sparring rounds typically last five minutes each and include a variety of low- and high-intensity efforts. A mix of strength, agility, mobility and strategies make a Jiu-Jitsu session burn up to 1000 calories per hour!
2. Constant challenge.
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has infinite techniques, so no one, not even the grandmasters, can claim to know all the techniques. Every day great athletes and black belts develop new movements and variations, as the basis of the “gentle art” is to develop maximum efficiency, using minimum force.
3. There are regular sparring opportunities.
You will have regular opportunities to train and “test” your techniques and hypotheses against a tough opponent. Most lessons include 15 – 20 minutes of sparring divided into 5 minute rounds, where you can train with opponents of different weights and skill levels.
4. It is a form of self-defense.
The basis of Jiu-Jitsu is self-defense. In the beginning, the training was focused on forms, studying the application of techniques without the use of resistance. With the growth of the sport, practitioners began to compete with each other safely and thus raised the level of the martial art.
5. It is the preferred martial art among MMA fighters.
It’s practically essential that MMA fighters who fight in the UFC or Bellator learn Jiu-Jitsu. Even if an MMA fighter has a very high level in other martial arts, if he doesn’t know Jiu Jitsu, he probably won’t be successful in his career.
6. Meet an engaging community.
When you start learning BJJ, you will be introduced not only to your academy community, but also to the thriving international BJJ community. Practitioners usually learn to be extremely humble and receptive, as in order to continue training, they need training partners.
7. Large number and variety of competitions.
There are numerous BJJ competitions administered by different organizations, the largest being the International Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF). There are also other organizations that run competitions with slightly different sets of rules, such as Grappling Industries, UAEJJF, ADCC, Naga and SJJIF.