Jiu-Jitsu is an art that’s been around for thousands of years. It can be traced back to ancient China and India, but it reached its current form in Brazil around the 18th century. Since then, it has become one of the most popular sports in America and many other countries around the world due to its versatility and effectiveness at helping people defend themselves against attackers. However, there are many misconceptions about this martial art that need to be addressed before it becomes more widely accepted as a legitimate alternative to self-defense training methods like boxing or wrestling. So let’s take a look at some common myths about jiu-jitsu:
Jiu-Jitsu is not a martial art, it’s a lifestyle.
You can’t learn it in one day and expect to be able to defend yourself in real life situations. It takes years of hard work and dedication to master the skills of jiu-jitsu.
You will learn how to move like there is no tomorrow, as well as how to take advantage of every opportunity presented by your opponent (or opponents). By practicing this way, you’ll become more confident when faced with an opponent who may be larger or stronger than yourself because your body will be trained well enough that they won’t know what hit them!
Jiu-Jitsu teaches you to be humble.
Jiu-Jitsu is a humbling sport. You don’t get to be the champion by being a big, tough guy who doesn’t listen to anyone else. You don’t get to be the best in your division by being mean and angry all the time, or by knocking people around just because they’re smaller than you. You have to learn how to be patient with your opponent, how not only do they deserve respect but also humility from you as well.
In order for someone like me who has been training for over 20 years (and teaching for 10 years) still struggle with this aspect of kioto Jiu-Jitsu—it’s important that we teach our students how much work goes into becoming good at this art form!
Jiu-Jitsu lets you know where you are at, no matter your age, gender, or social status.
Jiu-Jitsu is the best because it teaches you to be comfortable with your body and its movements. You will be challenged at every level, but if you are not improving then you are getting worse. When we practice Jiu-Jitsu we learn how to use our bodies in a new way and this makes us better at using our body when we don’t have much experience with it.
We all know someone who has been training for years or even decades without getting anywhere near where they need to be or what they want out of their life with martial arts like jiu-jitsu. If this sounds familiar then maybe now would be a good time for yourself or someone close by (such as a family member) who wants something different from their current situation so that person can start learning about something new!
You learn that size doesn’t matter.
The most important thing to learn in Jiu-Jitsu is that size doesn’t matter. It’s about technique and timing, it’s about leverage and balance, it’s about speed and power, it’s about flexibility and strength.
It takes time to develop these things but once you have them down pat then you can apply them anywhere else – even on someone who is much bigger than yourself!
Technique beats strength and speed any day.
Jiu-jitsu is not a sport. It’s a martial art, where you learn to use your opponent’s strength and speed against them.
Jiu-jitsu teaches you to be patient. You can’t win every battle by using brute force alone; in fact, if you try to do so—as many new students do—you will likely lose the fight before it even starts! The key to winning in jiu-jitsu is learning how to use your opponent’s strength against them while simultaneously taking advantage of their speed and agility in order to defeat them quickly and efficiently.
Your health improves drastically!
- Your cardiovascular fitness improves drastically!
- It’s a great way to improve your flexibility, balance and core strength.
- Bone density increases as well, which is a key factor in preventing osteoporosis later on in life.
Injuries can happen but they aren’t as common as in other sports (if training right).
If you are training right, you will be fine. Injuries are a part of life and if you’re going to spend your time doing something that’s so physically demanding, it’s important to know what to do when it happens.
In fact, if you play any sport or exercise regularly then chances are that at some point in your life (probably more than once), something will go wrong and cause an injury. The best way to deal with this is by taking proper precautions before participating in any type of physical activity; especially those involving contact between bodies or objects such as jiu-jitsu mats!
Jiu-Jitsu is the best!!!
- Jiu-Jitsu is a great way to stay healthy. It’s been proven that jiu-jitsu can help you lower your blood pressure, decrease stress and improve your cardiovascular fitness.
- Jiu-Jitsu is a great way to learn self-defense skills for situations like being mugged or attacked by an animal. You’ll be ready if someone tries to hurt you on the street or in other places where people don’t expect it from strangers—and this will help protect both yourself and others around you as well as prevent harm from coming back onto them once they’ve had enough time with their feet under them before deciding what action should take place next (i..e., fleeing vs fighting back).
I hope this article has given you a better understanding of what Jiu-Jitsu actually is, and why it’s so important for your health. If you’re thinking about giving it a try then I highly recommend starting out with some basic classes at your local gym or with a friend. (Check out our online courses to learn more!)