Many people seek out martial arts as a way to defend themselves. While BJJ has grown and developed as a highly competitive and sophisticated sport, it still offers its practitioners a deep understanding of how to defend against an attacker. The ability to execute highly technical movements on the mats often gives practitioners an innate ability to protect themselves on the streets.
Our students have the option of sparring every day. Because BJJ considers sparring an essential part of training, practitioners test their skills daily, giving them a thorough understanding of their techniques’ effectiveness. Additionally, the experience of being in an actual physical conflict adds a necessary level of realism. Many people find their adrenaline kicks in the first time someone attacks them. Training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gives students a sense of familiarity with these kinds of situations, allowing them to remain calm under pressure.
While BJJ doesn’t involve kicking or punching, it does focus on arguably the least natural part of the fight: grappling. Most people have some innate understanding of how to throw a punch or kick. Grappling often forces the body to move in unnatural ways, making it the least instinctual aspect of a physical conflict.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaches practitioners how to handle altercations to protect themselves and gives them tools to stay calm and in control. The average person has no idea how to counter most submissions, which allows the attacked person to gain control of the situation. We believe that teaching our students Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gives them not only the tools they need to defend themselves but the experience to remain calm and avoid panicking in dangerous situations.
If you are interested in more specific self-defense training in addition to your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training, please reach out to us.