12 Reasons to Love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Woman hits punching bag during Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class in Peoria

If you aren’t in the market for just any martial arts class, then it’s time to discover Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu. We offer personalized attention, custom fitness plans and time-tested martial arts training. Our values include brotherhood, expansion and integrity – the same principles taught by our founder, Carlos Gracie Jr.

Gracie Barra Peoria’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) school is designed to deliver results. We are more than just the average martial arts studio; we are a family. Our students learn the principles of Jiu-Jitsu, master the techniques established by our founder more than 30 years ago, and even adopt Jiu-Jitsu into their everyday lives. This is more than just a self-defense class: this is Gracie Barra. Here are 12 reasons to give Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu a try:

You Learn to Overcome Challenges
Jiu-Jitsu is designed to teach students the fundamentals they need to succeed both in and out of the classroom. Each class challenges you, both physically and mentally. School rules are stated upfront so students can rise to meet the expectations of their instructors. Best of all, you will become part of a supportive group who wants you to succeed.

Classes for Everyone

Gracie Barra is unique in that classes are customized for each skill level. Choose from GB 1 for beginners, GB2 for advanced students, or GB3 for students who are ready to earn their black belts. Separate classes are available for children or for those with specific fitness goals in mind. No matter what your desired outcome, Gracie Barra can help you get there.

You’ll Build Muscle

In addition to learning self-defense, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu helps its practitioners achieve their fitness goals. Strength training is paired with stretching and martial arts techniques to deliver a comprehensive workout. Our practitioners are on their way to optimal health from day one of their training.

Your Skin Will Look Great

Exercise oxygenates your blood, which moves nutrients through the body more efficiently. This is what produces that flawless post-workout glow! Oxygenated blood also helps maintain higher energy levels during the day.

People Who Exercise are Happier

No joke – people who participate in strenuous exercise on a regular basis actually produce more endorphins than people who are sedentary. This means more smiles and less stress. Many members even equate working out to a mild anti-depressant, chasing the blues away and giving them more energy to enjoy their daily lives.

Enjoy Lower Stress Levels

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 40 million adults in the United States suffer from anxiety disorders. Anxiety comes from a variety of sources, but experts agree that physical fitness improves symptoms across the board.

Cleaner Facilities

Gracie Barra takes pride in cleanliness. All facilities are cleaned regularly, and mats are disinfected with a special cleaning agent designed to neutralize bacteria and fungus. These practices protect our students from unnecessary illness and help create an odor-free environment where students can focus on their training.

Fewer Sick Days

Physical activity increases your circulation and helps your body produce more white blood cells, which destroy bacteria and viruses. Not only do people who exercise experience fewer instances of illness overall, but the bugs they do catch are typically less severe than those experienced by other people during cold or flu season.

Walk with Confidence

Our classes teach real-world self-defense techniques that will be useful to you even outside the classroom. Whether you are safe in your own neighborhood or in a new end of town, it’s easy to travel confidently with the knowledge that you can defend yourself. Not only will your newfound confidence scare off potential threats, but your martial arts skills will help you in the event that you are forced to defend yourself.

Freedom of Movement

We have more than 700 schools worldwide. All schools maintain the same standards, so you can train consistently wherever life takes you. Whether you like your home studio or have planned an international vacation, you are free to train at any Gracie Barra location with your existing membership.

Trained Instructors

All instructors are Gracie Barra certified and are trained in the methods taught by our founder, Master Carlos Gracie Jr. We have a legacy of success and are passionate about delivering our teachings to the next generation.

It Pays Off

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an investment in your personal health. When you exercise on a regular basis and live according to the tenants of BJJ, it is possible to enjoy a healthier life with fewer doctor visits. That’s money you don’t have to shell out for insurance copays. If that’s not enough, also consider martial arts tournaments as means of both showing off your skills and making money. Many tournaments offer cash prizes for the winning students. Click here to learn more about prestigious BJJ tournaments and what to expect as a competitor.

Jiu-Jitsu may be for everyone, but for everyone, not every martial arts school will do. Upgrade your fitness routine when you join the Gracie Barra family in Peoria, AZ for self-defense classes that add value to your life. Claim your free class today!