The past few years have seen an absolute explosion in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, both in BJJ’s mass appeal, and the prevalence of BJJ gyms.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu skill has proven to be an absolute necessity in mixed martial arts competition, and even people who seem like they would otherwise have nothing to do with MMA are hopping on the train. And yet, even as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grows, it still has yet to completely shed its reputations as a traditional, esoteric martial art, and as a violent, brutal form of prize fighting. So where’s the popularity coming from?
It’s important for us here at Evolution MMA to transcend the stereotypes, because we believe there’s not a person on earth who can’t benefit from our BJJ school.
We hold fast to the barest principles Jiu Jitsu, emphasizing balance and calm so as to maintain the advantage in a full-body chess match. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is built as a defense-minded martial art, and so is naturally suited as the ideal martial art for people who would be the underdog anywhere else, because of their size, age, gender, or strength. Because we train BJJ for Mixed Martial Arts, you can also be guaranteed that it’s the most applicable BJJ you’ll find anywhere for actual self-defense purposes.
But perhaps the least discussed aspect of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is what’s actually making it so popular in recent years, and that’s the community. Jiu Jitsu’s nature as an intellectual use of the human body makes it an experience that’s not only totally unique, but also ideal for bonding over. Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu means that you’ll be linking yourself to a group of people with the most fulfilling and useful shared hobby out there. So if you’ve been thinking about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and you’ve been looking around for BJJ gyms, we hope you’ll give Evolution MMA a call.