Jiu-Jitsu is a Great Way to Live a Focused, Happy and Successful Life

May 16, 2022

If you're a busy person with a hectic schedule, you know how hard it can be to find time to work out and do the things that actually matter. So much of your life is filled with busy work and self-imposed stress. Jiu-Jitsu helps you relieve all that stress, while improving your focus, happiness and overall well-being.

It teaches you you’re not alone

Jiu Jitsu teaches you that you’re not alone in your struggles. It is a sport in which two people compete against each other, but it can be very difficult to win without help from your opponent.

You will learn how to use leverage, balance and torque for greater control over your opponent. This allows you to use less strength while still achieving the same outcome as if you were using more strength than necessary.

Jiu Jitsu improves flexibility as well as strength and endurance levels. You will learn how to stretch properly so you don’t hurt yourself or others while practicing or competing in this sport.

It teaches you to be present

Jiu jitsu is a martial art that teaches you to be present. It teaches you to look at the world through a different lens and it teaches you to let go of your fears. It teaches you to be comfortable in uncomfortable situations and to be able to make decisions on the fly.

It teaches you to respect the process

In most martial arts, you're taught moves that look great but don't work against an experienced opponent who knows how to counter them. With jiu jitsu, on the other hand, you learn techniques that work against every conceivable attack an opponent can throw at you — as long as you practice them enough times until they're second nature."

It teaches you that life isn’t fair

Jiu-Jitsu is the study of leverage and control. It teaches you that life isn’t fair, that sometimes you will get thrown to the ground and have to fight from there. It teaches you that you can be in a bad situation but that if you work hard enough, and learn from all your mistakes, then next time it won’t be so bad.

It teaches you to never give up no matter what happens. Whether you are getting beat up or just having a bad day, just keep going until the end. Jiu-Jitsu is a philosophy as well as an art, it takes patience and determination to do well in this sport.

It teaches you that higher belt does not always equal better

Jiu Jitsu teaches you that higher belt does not always equal better. This is something I've learned from my own experience as well as watching other people train. When you start training in some styles of martial arts (especially those with belts), it's easy to get caught up in the idea that only certain people have a certain color belt or rank because they were born into the right family or trained longer than you did or something like that. Instead of trying to prove how good you are by being better than everyone else, try focusing on being better yourself instead!

It teaches you how to learn from failure and disappointment

f someone gets the better of you during practice, you can't just give up and walk away; instead, you must analyze what happened so that next time around when someone tries that same move on you again, it won't work anymore because now you know how to counter it!

It teaches you to go for the long game

There's no point in trying to use brute force against someone who has been training for years longer than you have. Instead, it's about using your opponent's energy against him or her to get out of a bad situation.

I hope it's clear by now that I think the martial arts are a great way to live a focused, happy, and successful life. I believe that if you have been questioning whether or not to take up jiu-jitsu, take the time to consider all of your options and my thoughts above on why jiu-jitsu is so beneficial. Why do you train? What goals do you have? How can jiu-jitsu help you achieve them?


We strongly believe in our fundamental roots to the Gracie Self-Defense curriculum.  We also believe that the environment of a strong academy will promote healthy competition, and we stay current with the evolution of the sport.