This is for those who have seen blogs, TV shows, and dudes with huge muscles walking around gulping down power drinks etc., and heard the term, “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu” on almost every other fight show. If you have yet to figure out why you are watching an MMA fight and have not Googled the word Jiu Jitsu, then this article is for you.
So what’s the fuss all about?
It is quite a cool thing that has taken the world of martial arts by storm. BJJ has come into the light after years of obscurity, when Royce Gracie showed the world how smaller guys can beat those who got a better deal in the genetic lottery of size and strength!
Is this some sort of secret society with a secret handshake?
Well, before it seemed that it was. It wasn’t very well known as a form of martial arts by most people living in the US. Back then, only the hardcore had come to know of its existence. No secret handshake, though. But it was not that popular back then. But feel free to come up with a secret handshake with your gym mates. Be sure to keep me posted :)
Like love, life, and taxes, yes it does hurt. You see, every sport, martial art, and competitive activity can hurt. After all, it is a physical competition. Chess doesn’t hurt. Although, I have seen people hurl chess pieces at one another in some tournaments. But seriously speaking, it can hurt. But the rewards are greater than the pain. BJJ instructors wouldn’t want you to get injured, or pass out.
Wow! I would love to try BJJ, how do I get started?
It’s easy to get started in BJJ. All you need is a gi (which you can buy at any gym) and a rash guard… And you will need time as well. Seriously. You need to take the time to get into the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It’s a given fact.
I’vhttp://www.graciebarra.com/e been doing Jiu Jitsu for quite some time now, and I haven’t gotten better yet!
Patience, Grasshopper. All things take time. You cannot become really good at something if you only have been doing it for just 2 weeks; you seriously need to wait.Patience is the key in this sport. Expect to be submitted, mounted, and more. It’s all part of the game, my friend.
While the competitive side of BJJ is dominated by younger guys / girls, BJJ doesn’t really discriminate by age. You can be 60 or older and still do BJJ. Grandmaster Helio Gracie practiced BJJ until of old age. You can Google him and read about that.
Ok. I get it. So how do I sign up?
If you have been around the city and see this red big sign that says Gracie Barra, go in.There will be a nice person at the reception desk to receive you and answer your questions.
I wanna know more!
Make sure to visit Gracie Barra’s Facebook Page, and go to www.graciebarra.com
Peace in and out everyone!
Jiu-Jitsu for everyone!