10 Reasons Why Men Should Train Jiu-Jitsu
1 Develop A Warrior Physique
Jiu-Jitsu will definitely help you develop more core strength, thicker tendons, and a thicker neck. Jiu-Jitsu will work out your body as a whole utilizing all the little muscles that you may not necessarily hit at the gym when lifting. The result is you’ll have more overall strength.
2 Get Acquainted with violence
What would you rather be? A warrior in the middle of a garden or a gardener in the middle of a war? I rather choose the former. Although modernity has hypnotized men into outsourcing violence to first responders (police and military), you don’t have to be that way. Violence is and always will be part of what it means to be a man. A shift takes place in a man when he becomes acquainted with violence. He starts to awaken to the fact that he has something dangerous and strong within. This will help you become more fearless as you awaken to your inner warrior. Jiu-Jitsu is definitely a way to start becoming acquainted with violence since you’ll be rolling, choking, and submitting/being submitted by your opponents.
3 Increase Your Masculine Energy
Most men these days barely engage in masculine activities anymore. The majority get their fix by sitting on the couch with a big bag of Cheetos killing fake foes on their xbox. Any type of exercise will boost testosterone to some degree. There are a few exercises that boost testosterone more than others like: Deadlifts, squats and sprints.
4 Increase Your Ability to Bond With Other Men
Drinking beers and chilling at a bar with your boys isn’t the only way to bond with your fellow men. I invite you to bond with your brothers in a way that will result in you growing stronger. An unmistakable bond starts to develop between you and your friends when you actually grow stronger together. It’s a brothers in arms thing.
5 Check Your Ego At The Door
Jiu-Jitsu will get real very fast. You’ll quickly be able to see who’s good and who isn’t. So if you have a superiority complex and your ego tends to get the best of you, Jiu-Jitsu will help you with that. There’s nothing like being tapped out by a 14 year old who’s been training for a few years. When you first get started, chances are that you’ll be getting tapped out and submitted for at least the first 2 or 3 months.
6 Carry Yourself Like A Man
Something about your psyche shifts when you know you can choke someone out. You start to develop a certain presence. It’s a little hard to explain. But you basically start to carry yourself in a more masculine way. The better you get, the more quiet you tend to get. You’ll be less intimidated by the “show” most men put up to intimidate you. Deep down you’ll know them for who they are. You’ll be able to spot someone who’s dangerous versus someone who is just acting dangerous.
7 Protect Yourself & Your Tribe
In his famous interview, Jocko Willink—a totally badass US Navy SEAL emphasized Jiu-Jitsu as the most effective martial art for self-defense. If one of the most elite warriors on the face of the planet says Jiu-Jitsu is your best bet when it comes to defending yourself, I would listen if I were you.
8 Develop Massive Self-Discipline
When you first start training Jiu-Jitsu, you will be tapped out ALL THE TIME. There’s always a percentage of people I see who come in for their first time, and leave within 2 weeks because they can’t handle the lack of instant gratification that comes with the initial first months of training.
9 Develop Mental Toughness
The self-discipline, physical demand, risk, humility and all of the other experiences you’ll having doing Jiu-Jitsu will absolutely increase your mental toughness! I will also add that it will increase your emotional and physical toughness too!
10 Be Better At Problem Solving
I was talking to my instructor the other day, and he said that Jiu-Jitsu is a more intellectual martial art compared to say—boxing. After a while Jiu-Jitsu really starts to become like a chess game especially if you’re up against someone who knows their shit.