There are a number of benefits when you participate in martial arts, like Jiu Jitsu. Jiu Jitsu builds confidence, increases your fitness level, and can improve your mental health, as well. Also, learning Jiu Jitsu gives you the skills to defend yourself in a threatening situation.
Here are a few ways that Jiu Jitsu prepares you to defend yourself:
1. You’ll Know What to Do.
Jiu Jitsu gives you a foundation of skills and knowledge so that you can defend yourself in a threatening situation. Because Jiu Jitsu is based on leverage and skill, even a smaller individual can defend against a larger attacker. In most martial arts schools, you’ll practice your skills with a partner. So you’ll have plenty of practice applying what you have learned. And while we hope you won’t ever need to use these skills in real life, Jiu Jitsu will prepare you, and you’ll know what to do to keep yourself safe.
2. You’ll Gain Confidence and Strength.
Knowing you have the skills to defend yourself against an attacker creates a significant confidence boost. At the same time, the increase in your fitness level gives you more confidence in your physical strength. Not only do you feel more confident, but you also appear more confident. When you physically appear more confident, you also make yourself less of a target, thus avoiding a threatening confrontation.
3. You’ll Learn in a Safe Environment.
At 10th Planet Las Vegas, we make sure that you train your skills and prepare for any situation in a safe and welcoming environment. We teach our students the basics of Jiu Jitsu before they move on to grappling with another student. Once you feel like you’re ready, we incorporate more grappling into your classes. And, we always encourage students to ask questions or let us know when you’re struggling with a specific skill.
Are you looking to find out more about 10th Planet Las Vegas and Jiu Jitsu as self-defense? Contact us today, and we’ll help you get started on your journey to a stronger, more confident version of yourself.