Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is one of the most popular martial arts in the world, and for good reason. It is known for its effectiveness in self-defense and its emphasis on grappling and ground fighting. But is it also the safest combat sport?
The Answer is Yes
The answer is a resounding yes. BJJ is one of the safest martial arts out there because it minimizes the chances of someone getting injured. Unlike other martial arts like Muay Thai or Boxing, BJJ doesn’t use any type of striking techniques which leads to fewer injuries overall. The exclusion of striking minimizes chances for debilitating injuries and repetitive brain trauma.
The Benefits of BJJ
The benefits of BJJ go beyond just safety. It is also a great way to get in shape, learn self-defense, and build confidence. BJJ is also a great way to learn how to control your emotions and stay calm in stressful situations. Not to mention the community. Modern society discounts the effects that belonging to a group of like minded individuals can have to a psyche.
BJJ Is For Everyone
BJJ is a sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. It is a great way for kids to learn self-defense and stay active. It is also a great way for adults to stay in shape and learn how to defend themselves. Gracie family wanted to hammer this point into the ground, which is why they selected Royce Gracie to represent them in the inaugural UFC tournament as opposed to someone like family’s dominant champion, Rickson.
The Bottom Line
BJJ is one of the safest combat sports out there. It is a great way to stay in shape, learn self-defense, and build confidence. It is also a great way for people of all ages and skill levels to learn how to control their emotions and stay calm in stressful situations.
If you are looking to get started in BJJ, we recommend checking out the following:
Jiu-Jitsu University by Saulo Ribeiro
Mastering Jujitsu by Renzo Gracie
John Davis is a dedicated practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, having first started training in the martial art in 2011. Despite facing significant knee issues that have sidelined him for a period, John remains passionate about the sport and continues to follow all the latest developments in the BJJ community.