Posted By: Rob-Kassy
Posted On: 20 Feb, 2021

Jiu Jitsu Rebounds After COVID-19

As we leave 2020 behind and the country starts to recover from COVID-19, one thing is clear: people love to exercise. Gyms and fitness facilities have been one of the most in-demand openings, with clients eager to get back to their exercise routines.

Jiu Jitsu is no different. Participants of the sport are returning to their training, and there is no doubt that Jiu Jitsu has rebounded after COVID-19.

What is Jiu Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) combines martial arts, self-defense, and combat techniques. Unlike other combat-type sports, Jiu Jitsu participants don’t focus on hitting or striking their opponents, and there is no use of weapons. The emphasis is on ground fighting, called grappling, and immobilizing your opponent.

Jiu Jitsu Increases Physical Fitness

Like all challenging sports, Jiu Jitsu is an intense form of exercise. But unlike other sports, Jiu Jitsu doesn’t place its emphasis solely on one skill set. Instead, Jiu Jitsu requires you to train your entire body.

As part of your BJJ training, you will participate in bodyweight exercises and conditioning drills. Your body will undergo a transformation in its very composition, as you lose weight and add lean but solid muscles. You will quickly see  increased flexibility, strength, and endurance.

Jiu Jitsu Reduces Stress

Another reason for Jiu Jitsu’s rebound after COVID-19 is that it reduces stress. And in 2020, we all learned the importance of focusing on mental health!

When you participate in BJJ, you will be forced to combine patience and strategic planning as you attempt to subdue your opponent on the ground. Practicing these mental skills repeatedly as part of a sport will help you master them in other situations, too.

If you are ready to return to your Jiu Jitsu training after COVID-19, Breakaway Jiu Jitsu of Newport News is open and waiting for you with classes for kids and adults. And if you have never tried BJJ before, we have a 6-week intro program that is perfect for new students.

Regardless of age, size, or gender, BJJ is a fun and challenging option to increase physical and mental health.