Just because your parents didn’t enroll you in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as a child doesn’t mean you don’t have to miss out entirely. Even if you don’t usually work out or you think you aren’t in good enough shape for martial arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu might be the sport to get you up and moving. Here are just a few reasons to start BJJ, even as an adult.
- Get up and get active: Less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day, and only one in three receive the recommended amount of activity each week. With work, school, or families to worry about, adults have a hard time making time to stay active. Taking a class, where you’re staying active on a regular basis, can help keep you healthier for longer.
- Find a community: It can be difficult as an adult to meet new people. With the busy schedule of most adults, many people can’t find the time to meet new friends. With Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muy Thai, Tai Chi, or any other martial arts styles, you don’t just get a good workout; you get a community. People taking classes for martial arts all join for different reasons, but everyone there will have their interest in martial arts in common. A martial arts class can be the perfect place to expand your social circle.
- Learn a useful skill: At the end of the day, BJJ is a martial art – a type of self-defense. Even if you never have a need for self-defense, having the knowledge can be a huge confidence boost. Knowing how to handle yourself against an opponent, even if the situation never comes up, can help you feel more confident on a day-to-day basis.
Even if you’ve been putting off starting martial arts, it’s never late to get started, and the benefits of martial arts can especially help adults. Looking for a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class open to adults? Contact NW Fighting to check for class schedules and see if Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muy Thai, Tai Chi, or kickboxing is a good option to get you up and active.