Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

The growth of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) across the world has made Brazilian Jiu-jitsu one of the most admired sport globally. While many consider Brazilian Jiu-jitsu to be just a sport, a considerable number of people have made it be a way of life due to the benefits that this ‘gentle art’ offers. Whether you want a change of lifestyle or to experience a new touch of sporting, then this art that finds its roots in Brazil is the right deal for you.

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, a system of combat sport, has an emphasis on ground fighting and grappling. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, also known as BJJ, applies a set of martial artistry techniques to control an opponent forcing them to submit. Such methods include chokes and locks, commonly known as submissions. With these techniques, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu has been known to be an art that gives the weakest fighter leverage against the most vigorous opponents.

We have teams of qualified BJJ practitioners and professionals in our three gyms in the UK, including Bournemouth, Southampton, and Gosport. These professionals have skills in training techniques and human body mechanics applied in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. They also have the capacity to train individuals of all ages, including those that have varied experiences in BJJ; from beginners to children, and even advanced classes.

 

Benefits of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Here are several benefits you can expect to see and experience when you enrol for BJJ training in any of our three gyms;

 

Physical Benefits

An Art for Self-Defence

Apart from dependence on our basic instincts, an average person has little or even no knowledge about self-defence. Many people think that punching or striking is the quickest and the safest means of self-defence, but it is not as effective as controlling your opponent, which is what BJJ is all about. On the onset of training in our BJJ Bournemouth gym, you will learn self-defence beyond basic instincts.

Most of the BJJ techniques are founded on establishing mechanisms to defend yourself. Surprisingly, most of the officers in law enforcement forces will undertake programs that include Brazilian Jiu-jitsu techniques. This is because BJJ is considered to be the safest means of alleviating dangerous spots. Of course, every lesson of the training is undertaken in our controlled gym environments and not in real-life situations. However, having the basic knowledge on self-defence gives you the confidence that you need against any form of attack.

An Excellent Form of Exercise

One of the things that every BJJ trainee notices after several drilling sessions is that there is a remarkable change in their bodies. After a few sessions of BJJ training, they will notice a difference in their weight. Seeing this change may take the trainee quite some time, primarily because one is often focused on learning the BJJ techniques, and not much of losing weight. Every single session in our BJJ Southampton or BJJ Bournemouth gyms is a complete body workout that leaves your muscles strengthened. While the focus is on learning BJJ techniques, it is definite that your body will have several calories burned after every session. Surprisingly, athletes have found learning Brazilian Jiu-jitsu techniques to be a reliable means of losing weight.

 

Mental Benefits

Mental Toughness

Although Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is a physical art, we cannot discredit the mental value that this art demands. To defend yourself from your opponent as well as to control them, you will require to master some critical thinking skills to be at an advantage. As you continue to learn BJJ techniques, you will realize how involved your mind becomes in the process. With BJJ, you have to train your mind to always be alert when tackling your opponent. Your mind should be sharp enough to know their next move. Our experts in all our gyms will train you on mental toughness.

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu has, in the recent past, been coined as the ‘game of human chess’ due to its demand for a sharp mental capacity. At the end of your training in our Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Bournemouth gym, your mind will be tough enough to tackle situations that require mental toughness. It is incredible how BJJ trainees learn a myriad of techniques that instructors never taught them, it is all about a sharp mind. BJJ will help you develop your mind through focussing on your opponent and predicting their next move.

An Art for Stress Relief

To effectively learn BJJ techniques, there is a need to have a deliberate focus on the techniques. In the process of learning these techniques, trainees tend to forget worries and issues of life that wear their minds down. Individuals who have successfully gone through BJJ training sessions acknowledge that Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is indeed a Stress Therapy. Whether you are frustrated by people and life, or in pain as a result of losing a loved one, BJJ is the right form of stress relieving exercise for you. It gives you space to let off your frustration in a controlled environment.

At the end of BJJ training sessions in our BJJ Southampton and BJJ Gosport gyms, you will afford to have a smile on your face and forget your worries and anxiety for a while. Our team of experts will provide you with a conducive environment to relieve your stress. With every workout, drilling, or rolling session, trainees can use this environment as an outlet for their anger, stress, and anxiety.

Become Part of a Unique Community

The Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is believed to have been popularised by the Carlos Gracie family of Brazil. As a result, the BJJ art inculcates a culture of humility, patience, and discipline among the trainees resulting in a community with a shared perception of character. People from different walks of life not only consider BJJ to be their walk of life but also a community where everyone’s goal is to learn to become better.

If you are considering joining our BJJ sessions, you can rest assured that the experience will be worthwhile as you interact with individuals of reputable character. All the BJJ gym sessions are customised to fit every visitor in all our three gyms. Whether you are a beginner or you are just polishing up your Brazilian Jiu-jitsu skills, our trainers will help you get the most of your time at our gyms. You can become part of the BJJ community by joining our Phoenix MMA gyms in the UK.

 

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Gyms in Southampton, Gosport, and Bournemouth

The Phoenix MMA gyms in the UK are facilities that provide you with experts, class sessions and the equipment you need for your BJJ training. Whether you are an experienced BJJ trainee or a beginner, there is always room to learn more about Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and challenge yourself to be better at the different techniques in BJJ.

We also offer BJJ training for Kids because the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is an art for everyone. Kids can learn self-defence techniques, as well as skills to enable them to face their fears. Our experts will help train their minds to be more alert and as they develop, they will be sharper. Kids can also take up BJJ as a sport during their leisure time. All our Phoenix MMA gyms in the UK have sections for kids and gentle trainers to train them and supervise their sessions.

To find out more about how you can benefit physically and mentally from the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, please get in touch us with us to book your Brazilian Jiu-jitsu session at any of our gyms in the UK.