Posted By: Rob-Kassy
Posted On: 23 Jan, 2021
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Jiu Jitsu in 2021 in Hampton Roads

Is 2021 going to be your year? The year you get into the best physical and mental health of your life? If that’s your goal, then Breakaway Jiu Jitsu is your one-stop solution.

Combining martial arts, self-defense, and combat, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu focuses on grappling over striking or hitting. The sport was developed over 100 years ago, and its numerous benefits have been well-documented ever since.

The Physical Benefits of Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu requires your body to be strong and flexible. Right from the start, you will see the physical results of engaging in this challenging sport. You will notice your body changing – losing weight and gaining lean muscle – as you participate in bodyweight exercises and conditioning drills. Aside from losing weight, you will also increase strength and endurance, and be in better shape overall.

The Mental Benefits of Jiu Jitsu

But the physical benefits are only one aspect of this sport. Participating in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will also have immediate mental benefits. The concentration required to learn techniques and combinations means that you cannot let your mind wander while you are training. You will have to focus on what you are learning, effectively blocking out any negative thoughts that might have been racing through your mind during the rest of the day. And as your skills grow and improve, you will feel the increased confidence of knowing that you tackled, and achieved a formidable task.

Learn Self-Defense with Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the best choice for anyone seeking to learn self-defense. Due to its grappling nature, this combat sport does not require a certain body type for you to be successful. In fact, being on the floor levels the playing field among opponents, making it easier for a smaller competitor to defeat a larger, stronger one. Women and children, in particular, can benefit from the grappling emphasis in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as they learn to defend themselves.

Breakaway Jiu Jitsu of Newport News offers classes in which anyone can participate and from which everyone will benefit, regardless of age, size, or gender. Our 6-week intro program will ease you into the sport and help make 2021 your best year yet! Call us at 757-798-3380 to begin your new journey!