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Should I Try Jiu-Jitsu?

Updated: Jan 21, 2022

If you’re simply looking for a way to get more active, you can pick from many options: running, cycling, lifting weights, and more. While each of these offers its unique benefits, such activities can be a bit… boring.

Don’t get us wrong:

If you enjoy doing them, don’t stop. But if you’re looking for an engaging, productive, and entertaining way to get more active and build your self-defense skills, Jiu-Jitsu is for you.

Below, we’ll go over five solid reasons why you should try this martial art. Let’s dive in…

1. It’s Great for Self-Defense

Every martial art offers its unique benefits, and it’s infinitely better to learn a random one than to have no skills or expertise in that area. But certain martial arts fall short in the self-defense area and often leave you open and vulnerable to attacks. Jiu-Jitsu is much different from such arts because it teaches you how to become a self-defense expert. Through solid technique, footwork, and learning how to read each opponent, you can defend yourself without ever having to throw a strike. If the aggressor makes the mistake of getting close, you can pick from a large arsenal of moves and techniques to take them down and submit them in a matter of seconds.<