Jiu Jitsu has a variety of physical and mental benefits to offer. Both adults and children learn a range of skills in a structured, safe, and supportive environment. So not only will you get plenty of physical activity, but you’ll also develop important mental skills that apply to life outside of martial arts.

Here are just a few of the physical and mental benefits of Jiu Jitsu:

Physical Benefits

With consistent training, not only will you improve your martial arts skills, but you will also experience the following physical benefits:

Endurance, Conditioning, and Fitness

Running is not the only way to increase your endurance and aerobic conditioning. If you’re not much of a runner, there are other options. Martial arts is a fun way to build endurance, condition, and overall fitness.

Mobility and Flexibility

Martial arts training can also help you develop and maintain full-body joint mobility and flexibility. By training various skills and techniques, your body will bend, move, and stretch through a full range of motion.

Balance and Coordination

Learning martial arts skills improves the connection between your brain and your body’s movements. As a result, you develop balance and coordination through a martial arts practice by gaining a better sense of body awareness.

Mental Benefits

Not only does martial arts training provide physical health and fitness benefits, but it also offers valuable mental skills training.

Discipline and Resiliency

The physical training of Jiu Jitsu presents many different obstacles. Some of these challenges will take time to figure out and overcome. However, learning to conquer any barriers on the mats will help you become more disciplined and resilient.


At the same time, the more you learn, practice, and improve, the more confidence you will develop in yourself. As a result, you’ll feel more confident and empowered in your Jiu Jitsu training and your daily life.

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