The Most Commonly Overlooked Benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Anyone can claim to teach martial arts in Morgan Hill, but only Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers the holistic mind-body connection that our students seek. Our teachers have been trained in the time-honored tradition that began generations ago with our founder, Carlos Gracie Jr. Our instructors have seen countless success stories from our students. They have all come to our school and found fulfillment with guidance from our trained instructors.


Physical Benefits

The most obvious benefits are the ones you can see: weight loss and muscle tone. Jiu-Jitsu focuses on grappling, which is far more physical than many other forms of martial arts. Some of the most impactful benefits, however, are the ones you don’t see. Regular physical activity brings a variety of benefits, including increased endurance, flexibility, balanced blood sugar, lower cholesterol, higher energy levels, and more.


Jiu-Jitsu uses the body as a whole unit. Each move has been designed to help undo unnatural movements taught by poor posture or an inactive lifestyle. Your body was meant to move – and feel great doing it! Our instructors will help you become aware of your body so you can train effectively and get the results you want.


Mental Benefits

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu trains your mind in new and exciting ways. Our classes teach you to recognize the precise timing and rhythm that are required to practice Jiu-Jitsu properly. Our students think critically and learn to plan moves ahead to further their skills. This mind-body connection is the key to living Jiu-Jitsu both on and off the mat.


Our students learn resilience with every class. All students are taught to fall properly to avoid injury. Not only is this a useful life lesson (the old adage of getting back up after you fall), but it also applies more practical training to your real life. As martial arts instructor Jason Brick said in the February 2011 issue of Black Belt Magazine, “You’re unlikely to ever have to use self-defense techniques on a bad guy, but there’s a good chance that you’ll fall down at least once this year.”


In addition to increased focus and mental training, many people find that Jiu-Jitsu classes give them a sense of purpose. As Dr. Mehmet Oz said in his book, You: the Owner’s Manual, “Doing things you enjoy can extend your lifespan, and make your life more worth living.”


Social Benefits

Jiu-Jitsu isn’t just about self-defense; it’s about joining a community that supports your healthy decisions and encourages behaviors that add to your life. Gracie Barra Morgan Hill is a community and all of our members are family. We train, celebrate wins, commiserate losses, and plan for the future together. When you train with your friends, it’s easy to look forward to your next training session!


Our students live Jiu-Jitsu because they understand its benefits. Is BJJ right for you? Contact us and schedule a free class to find out!