Jiu-Jitsu-as-Self-Defense-Rolles-Gracie-AcademyThere are many benefits of participating in Jiu-Jitsu and other martial arts. Jiu-Jitsu increases your physical fitness, as well as your self-confidence. It can improve your mental health and teach you valuable skills to defend yourself against a threat.

Here are some ways that Jiu-Jitsu can serve a purpose in self-defense situations:

1. Skill Application

Jiu-Jitsu equips you with a foundation of skills and knowledge to defend yourself against a threat. Jiu-Jitsu uses leverage and expertise over brute strength, which means that a smaller individual can defend against a larger attacker. In most Jiu-Jitsu classes, you’ll spend the first half of class practicing your skills and techniques. In the second half, you’ll practice your skills by sparring with a partner. You get plenty of practice applying what you have learned. We hope you’ll never need to use these skills in real life, but you’ll be prepared either way.

2. Confidence and Strength

A martial arts practice builds both confidence and strength. Having the skills to defend yourself develops self-confidence. At the same time, your martial arts practice leads to an increase in your physical fitness. As your fitness improves, you’ll gain more confidence in your physical strength. Not only will you feel more confident, but you’ll also look more confident. Appearing more confident makes you less of a target, which means you’re less likely to face an attacker.

3. Safety and Structure

At Rolles Gracie Academy, your safety is always a priority. We take steps to ensure your safety so you can train in a secure and respectful environment. Before you spar with a partner, we make sure you know the basics of Jiu-Jitsu first. When you’re ready, you’ll incorporate more grappling into your practice. There is always more to learn, so we encourage our students to ask questions. Never hesitate to let us know if you’re struggling or unsure about something.

Are you looking to find out more about Rolles Gracie Academy in Old Bridge? Contact us today to learn more about the programs we’re currently offering. We can help you get started on or continue your martial arts journey to a stronger, more confident version of yourself.