Why is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu the Best Martial Art?

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There are different types of martial arts, each with its unique techniques and training programs. However, Brazilian jiu jitsu is one of the best and most effective martial arts. If you are seeking to learn martial arts, here are some reasons why you should pick BJJ based on the opinion of a BJJ fanatics opinion:

  • It sharpens the mind: Brazilian jiu jitsu involves a lot of critical thinking. As a BJJ athlete, you need to think critically and strategize when rolling with an opponent. The need for critical thinking and strategies is why this art is often called “The game of human chess”. When you practice BJJ, your mind gets sharpened and you would learn how to think critically.

  • It teaches important life lessons: One of the fundamental lessons of Brazilian jiu jitsu is focus. Focus is the key to overcoming obstacles. This martial art teaches you to focus. Subsequently, you would learn to apply this lesson in all areas of your life. The more you learn and train, the more focused you will get.

  • It is open for all: Brazilian jiu jitsu can be learned by all and sundry. People of all ages, sizes and gender can easily learn and practice this martial art. As a matter of fact, children from ages 4 and above can practice BJJ. Brazilian jiu jitsu was created to teach people of smaller sizes how to overpower and subdue larger opponents. Thus, size is no barrier to learning this martial art.

  • It is a very effective tool for self defense: Brazilian jiu jitsu is very effective self-defense. It focuses on teaching students how to subdue opponents using angles, leverages, chokes, and locks. BJJ has been widely marketed as a martial art that trains its students and athletes to defend against larger sized opponents, and in competition BJJ players can compete against larger or smaller opponents in the absolute divisions. In the right setting and under the right guidance, Brazilian jiu jitsu can be a safe way of learning self defense without being hurt or hurting your training partners. Honing your ability defend yourself with BJJ techniques.

  • It enhances motor skills: Brazilian jiu jitsu helps to enhance important motor skills. It teaches speed and strategizing. These skills subsequently enhance one’s other motor skills such as coordination, grappling and so on.

  • It creates room for self improvement: Brazilian jiu jitsu has a large number of techniques. As such, the only way to gain expertise is by constant practice and training. Continuous training can help you to improve on your self and skills, thus promoting self improvement.


John Porter

John is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt and founder of Livermore Supply Co. When not training and competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, John enjoys learning languages, traveling to the warm parts of the world, and photography. Outside of Livermore Supply Co., John has a career in the technology field.

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