When we see Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu on one pay per-view or online it can look a little intimidating. A lot of that has to do with its always turning up in no holds barred matches where it invariable does so well. But the reality is, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is every bit as family friendly as taekwondo and by getting the whole family, men, women and children, involved in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can bring everyone closer together and help develop lasting bonds based on shared interests and experiences.
For the kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers a lot. Through regular exercise at an impressionable age you set them up for a lifetime of fitness and health awareness. Through the discipline and required displays of respect they learn about good manners and formal behavior. Through the desire to attain higher and higher belt rankings children will learn about the value of setting and working toward long term goals. Through achievement of those goals and the martial discipline, children will gain the self esteem and confidence they need to apply all of their other valuable life lessons and excel in the world, reaching their full potential.
For the women Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can also provide many benefits. The exhausting full body workout of a training session will use every major muscle in the body and make the heart and lungs really push themselves. This total body workout is more effective than any other form of training to keep their figures just the way they like them; perfect. The confidence and knowledge they will gain from the training and sparring can also help women, who are much more vulnerable than men, gain confidence and real preparedness to deal with dangerous people and the nasty situations they’re always trying to create.
For the men Jiu-Jitsu is a life saver. It can help relieve stress, while releasing a lot of the aggression men naturally possess. By channeling their stress and frustrations into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu they are better able to deal with problems at work and home while keeping a level head and not blowing up and yelling at people. The incredible exercise they get from regular training can reduce their risk for developing heart disease and many of the other afflictions that set on later in life.
And one thing a guy always needs is to feel tough, to feel strong, to feel like he can defend his family; to feel manly. And regular training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can help him do that without having to have the expensive midlife breakdown sports car or worse.
For the whole family studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at a good school like Peak Performance Martial Arts in Keller, Texas, provides a safe, healthy, and super cool activity that everyone can share together, and that is one of the most important parts of family.
It is to common today for families to live very distant emotional lives from one another, sharing no mutual interests and participating in few activities beyond watching television together as a family. By bringing your entire family to the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu you can spend time on the weekends and weeknights working on the most important team you’ll ever play for.