Beyond Jiu Jitsu Belts : Chances are if you are getting involved with Jiu- Jitsu, you are amongst the Self Improvement Crowd.
In other words: it would be weird if you are starting to do Jiu Jitsu and you want to stay at the same place in life. This is a unspoken shared commonality between everyone at a BJJ Gym: We are all looking to up our game and improve our lives. But aside from Jiu Jitsu Belts, what are the mental benefits of Jiu Jitsu? Beyond Jiu Jitsu Belts
1. You will become more self-confident.
This one is a game changer, it's a unshakeable swagger that you have because you know that no matter what happens, you know Jiu Jitsu.
2. You will become mentally stronger.
Being Anti-Fragile is a concept that comes up a lot in Jiu Jitsu circles. If you are resilient, flexible, and determined enough to deal with a Jiu Jitsu class a couple times a week, chance are that curveball at the meeting isn't going to mess you up mentally too much.
3. You will develop more patience.
There's nothing like getting stuck in a position like knee on belly that feels impossible to get out of and then completely exhausting your mental energy to escape. Then, when you can't: trying again. This translates to NGAF when you are in the checkout line and it's moving super slow. Who cares?
4. You will improve your mental stamina
This correlates to the previous point but there's a difference between patience and stamina. Stamina is the sustained energy under duress whereas patience is enduring something that is boring or annoying. Having both will give you more peace of mind IRL.
5. You will conquer your fears and become more open.
All of a sudden after you have gotten semi-proficient about the basic concepts of Jiu Jitsu, your whole world opens up and you realize you are privy to awesome knowledge that can only be received through devotion and the gradual transference of the skill set. This makes you more badass, and badasses are fearless.
6. You will become more resistant to stress
Man this blog feels redundant. But it's not. Let me explain : stress is different than needing patience and also requiring mental stamina. Basically stress is related to a hormone cortisol. It's generally BAD for you over long periods of time and prematurely ages you. So basically having Jiu Jitsu Skills help you to have a healthy outlet for the stresses of life. It's basically a game changer and there's a BEFORE and AFTER you learn Jiu Jitsu. Game Changer Guys. Game Changer for your mental tip, absolutely.