How to Get Started in BJJ
Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It is a great way to get in shape, learn self-defense, and have fun. If you are thinking about getting started in BJJ, here are a few things you need to know:
1. Find a school near you
The first step is to find a BJJ school near you. There are many schools to choose from, so it is important to do some research to find one that is a good fit for you. Consider the following factors when choosing a school:
Location: How far are you willing to travel to get to class?
Schedule: What times are classes offered?
Price: How much does it cost to train?
Instructor: Who is the instructor? What is their experience?
Student body: What is the vibe of the school? Do you feel comfortable there?
2. Talk to the instructor
Once you have found a few schools that you are interested in, it is a good idea to talk to the instructor. This will give you a chance to learn more about the school and the instructor's teaching style. It is also a good opportunity to ask any questions you have.
3. Take a trial class
Most schools offer free trial classes. This is a great way to try out BJJ and see if it is right for you. You will get to learn some basic techniques and see how you like the class.
4. Get ready to work hard
BJJ is a physically demanding sport. You will need to be in good shape to start training. However, even if you are not in great shape, you can still start BJJ. The instructor will help you to gradually improve your fitness level.
5. Be patient
It takes time to learn BJJ. Don't expect to be able to submit your opponent on your first day of class. It takes months or even years of training to become proficient in BJJ. Just keep showing up to class and practicing, and you will eventually see improvement.
6. Have fun
BJJ is a great way to get in shape, learn self-defense, and have fun. So relax, enjoy yourself, and don't take it too seriously.
I hope this helps you get started in BJJ. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask.
See you on the mats.