9. MENTAL HEALTH
Endorphins Endorphins Endorphins!!!!! In addition to the physical benefits, there are also fantastic mental and emotional benefits. Jiu Jitsu training conditions you for mental endurance, problem solving, critical thinking, patience and creativity. It teaches you to stay cool under pressure and deal with stress gracefully. Additionally, there are also all of the general mental benefits of exercise such as higher natural release of endorphins, confidence and overall brainpower.
10. NO KICKING OR PUNCHING
No kicking or punching means you can train as hard as you want on a regular basis with a much lower risk of injury. Boxers for example cannot spar everyday as they will take too many shots to the head. We can spar every class and practice all our techniques keeping us ready for any real time situation we may encounter.
The hardest part is breaking that old habit of making excuses long enough to let the new habit catch on. You question and judge yourself for not being perfect at something you’ve never done before.
You are not alone. We have all been there for a time.
Ask yourself: Would you support your kids in adopting this type of attitude towards their abilities, trying new things that interest them or confronting challenges? We encourage you to consider treating yourself with the same care, patience and belief as you want them to treat themselves.
No commitment, no equipment and no excuses required.