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Mental Benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Although Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is vigorous exercise and will leave you dripping sweat, the mental benefits of Jiu-Jitsu are arguably just as impressive. At Seung-ni Martial Arts in Traverse City, each class is structured around the growth and well-being of the students both mentally and physically as they dive into BJJ. The learning environment that is created allows each and every to student to maximize their potential through in depth and knowledgeable instruction. A sport which revolves around strategy and intelligence, Jiu-Jitsu forces the mind to stay relaxed in uncomfortable positions and too think quickly during training. Furthermore, the training which goes into the development of new skills in Jiu-Jitsu is beneficial to all other aspects of daily life for both kids and adults. One of the most valuable advantages that Jiu-Jitsu provides is the creation or further improvement of self-confidence for students who truly apply themselves to their training. A sense of accomplishment at the end of a grueling BJJ session along with the self-belief that you can defend yourself will give you a confidence that is sure to leak into other parts of your life. However, there are many other hidden benefits to Jiu-Jitsu which are not as commonly discussed. For example, improvements in a person’s ability to learn and adapt are wonderful advantages to BJJ. The repetition and trial/error style which is a basis for the training, teaches discipline and determination, as failure is one of the sports best instructors. To perfect a move, students must acquire a solid understanding of the technique, master execution through repetitive training, and then implement it into live grappling situations. Regardless of the outcome a student must be willing to escape their comfort zone and try new skills if they hope to improve which leads to yet another advantage of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, overcoming fear. BJJ will teach students to stay calm in uncomfortable situations and to manage themselves both physically and mentally while training. In order to give students the best opportunity to grow in a comfortable, yet intense environment, the staff at Seung-ni makes safety and fun the number one priority by matching individuals up with training partners who will aid them in their training and push them to learn new things each class. Learning to have a flexible mind and let go of the fear of failure along with the development of self-confidence and learning skills are just a few of the benefits which current and prospective students can expect when training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Seung-ni martial arts in Traverse City.

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