Jiu-Jitsu, or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as it is commonly named outside Brazil, is a grappling orientated martial art/combat sport that evolved over the last 100 years to become a highly popular global sport well known for its fitness and self defence benefits.
- It’s great self-defence The main difference between Brazilian and traditional jiu-jitsu is that we don’t have strikes. It’s all based on immobilising your opponent, rather than punching or kicking them, which means you learn how to neutralise, for example, a stranger grabbing your wrist.
- It builds strength and fitness Learning to grapple is great cardio, and moving your body while your back is on the ground builds strength in muscles you would never work out in the gym. It’s great for the core, back, glutes and legs, and helps to build endurance
- It makes you think strategically As in chess, you can never make a move without anticipating your opponent’s next step. That makes Brazilian jiu-jitsu as much a workout for the mind as for the body. Regular training teaches you how to operate under pressure – after a few months, I always notice a difference in my students’ confidence. It makes your body language completely different
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu on Waiheke
- 7.30am – 8.30am Women’s Only – With Deb
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