Enjoy the benefits of training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at New Jersey’s Razors Edge Mixed Martial Arts! What are some of the benefits of training BJJ you ask?

Health
Exercise is essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an intense work out that incorporates your entire body! You use leverage from a plethora of different angles that help to target different muscle groups. In addition, you must practice and condition in order to execute the proper techniques that are given to you by the instructor. Participating in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will improve the overall fitness level of people who attend class regularly. People engage in a series of conditioning, stretching and strength exercises as part of their regular training. The program is designed to be progressive so each student progresses at their own speed. Consistent training produces better muscle tone, strength, and flexibility. Benefits derived from training include a lower percentage of body fat, increased energy, and enthusiasm for physical activity.

Direction
Participating in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu learn how to set goals, the knowledge necessary, and to do the work needed to achieve them. BJJ is a structured program with belts and patches acknowledging personal achievement. Belts display both effort, time, and experience in training. Each belt has tested requirements (skills/knowledge/expierience) in order to be promoted to the next belt level. You become aware of the requirements and are encouraged to set goals, and work toward their achievement.

Flexibility
As previously stated, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is primarily grappling and ground fighting. This can be compared to wrestling in the sense that you may end up in positions that require a range of flexibility. BJJ will certainly increase your flexibility with stretching and practice!

Coordination
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu contains a progressive series of movements that improves the coordination of participants. Training in BJJ requires learning grappling techniques and putting them together in a string of movement. This combination develops both specific and sequential improvement in the coordination of the body. Through repetition people practice single movements as well as combination’s, subsequently enhancing coordination through the development of mental pathways and muscle memory. 

Discipline
As in most concentrations of Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu includes structure, respect, and repetition. In order to excel in these areas you must have discipline to succeed. If discipline is something that you lack, you can count on BJJ to lead you to a more disciplined lifestyle!

Self-Defense
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was created to allow someone to defend him or herself against any foe. In this concentration size does not matter! With this training you will learn the grappling holds and restrictions that will allow you to defend yourself! Although most students of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu do it for the sport, most learn valuable self-defense skills as well. People training in BJJ not only learn how to defend themselves in various situations, but develop the confidence that helps them to avoid many of the bully traps. People trained in the grappling arts learn how to avoid, evade, and escape from many physical confrontations so common. Self-defense is only one of the many benefits of BJJ, but it is a valuable benefit none the less.

Self-Esteem
Self-Esteem does not happen over night. With the help of Jiu Jitsu you can strengthen your self-esteem with a quicker pace. You’ll be working out, which will make you feel and look healthy! In addition, you will have the confidence and stability that all humans strive for! People develop enhanced self-esteem as a outcome of consistent training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The success that one experience as part of their training builds a self-respect that translates into self-esteem. They learn to trust, respect, and like themselves for who they are. The self-esteem they develop is strong and durable because it is based on achievement. Enhanced self-esteem will impact positively on how they relate to others, authority, and themselves. One of the most consistent improvement for somebody training in BJJ is the development of positive self-esteem. 

Confidence
Training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu improves the confidence of people that will carry over into all venues of their lives. Through a series of challenges learn how to approach new situations and successfully navigate them. Challenges are progressive, and graduated, becoming more challenging at each step of the program. This format produces a foundation of self-trust and a willingness to approach challenges. The success which develops produces the confidence needed to achieve more challenging goals in the future as well.
Fun
Working out and following the path to a healthy lifestyle may not always be fun or exciting. With training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu you are offered a fun and energetic way to stay on that path. You’re in a kinesthetic environment that is fast paced and fun with the company of others!

Dan Bocelli Razors Edge Mixed Martial Arts New Jersey Judo, BJJ, Boxing, Fitness