Jiu Jitsu Is Great For Self Defense, Physical Fitness, and Focus
There’s a few things that all martial arts, regardless of focus, have in common. Consistency, concentration, self-improvement, one-ness of mind and body— you’ll find these no matter what martial art you decide to train. But there’s a reason that, right now, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is blowing up in popularity around the world, and especially in the U.S. The glowing endorsements from celebrities like Joe Rogan and Jonah Hill play a big part of course, as does the prevalence of BJJ in premier Mixed Martial Arts promotions like the UFC, but why hasn’t the same been true for other martial arts like Muay Thai, or Boxing?
Simply, because no other martial art is going to give you the combination of skills that Jiu Jitsu does. Jiu Jitsu is unique in its approach to self-defense, emphasizing leverage and technique over size and strength. From a sport perspective, Jiu Jitsu centers around competitors’ ability to outsmart their opponent, often being likened to a full-body chess match. Casual practitioners remark on the health benefits, saying that you get fitter without even noticing, and that there’s not many better conversation starters than when you meet someone else who trains.
Here at Evolution MMA, we’re dedicated to maintaining that beginner-friendly mindset that’s been such a part of Jiu Jitsu for nearly 100 years.
A martial art designed to give underdogs the upper hand should never be gate kept because someone’s not fit, too small, too shy, or too intimidated. In a literal way, Jiu Jitsu teaches its practitioners to find comfort and security while at the bottom, by showing how they can play to their own strengths, rather than anyone else’s. Just like we dedicate to this standard, we’d like to help you get dedicated to the art. All you have to do is give us a call and set up an appointment for a free first lesson, because we guarantee that once you’ve given it a try, you’ll see what everyone’s so excited about.