Health and Fitness Benefits of Jiu Jitsu | One Nation Jiu JitsuAnyone looking to enrich their lives and their family members’ lives only needs to step on the mats once to discover the impact Jiu Jitsu has. Jiu Jitsu draws in a variety of people, all with different goals in mind for their training. Some common goals for Jiu Jitsu include learning self-defense, competing against others, and improving fitness.

Jiu Jitsu is an intense, aerobic, and anaerobic workout that can improve your overall health, including your cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and strength. Let’s take a closer look at some of the health and fitness benefits of Jiu Jitsu.

1. Overall Health

Jiu Jitsu has a positive effect on your overall health. This impact includes both physical and mental benefits that lead to an overall healthier lifestyle.

2. Cardiovascular Fitness

Suppose you’re looking for a different way to improve your cardiovascular fitness without a treadmill. In that case, Jiu-Jitsu can be a new and fun way to improve your aerobic endurance and heart health.

3. Flexibility

In Jiu-Jitsu, you’ll find your body in a variety of positions that are new and different. Over time and with training, these unfamiliar movement patterns result in better flexibility. Jiu Jitsu will help you develop more flexibility and enable you to move more efficiently.

4. Strength

Jiu Jitsu is known as the “gentle art” as it relies on leverage and technique, rather than strength and size. However, the training itself will help you increase your overall strength. You’ll build functional strength through full-body movements leading to benefits in your daily life.

If you’re interested in getting started with Jiu Jitsu, you do not need to be strong, flexible, or in particularly good shape to begin. By practicing Jiu Jitsu, you will improve your cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and strength – plus balance, coordination, and more!

To learn more about the programs we’re currently offering at One Nation Jiu Jitsu in Smyrna, contact us today.