In the past, women shied away from participating in martial arts classes, but thankfully, women are now discovering the benefits and joys of martial arts training, especially Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is more than just exercise, and much more than a form of self-defense. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teaches a lot of skills that women in today's fast paced world can benefit from. PKG Training Center has been at the forefront of the Los Angeles martial arts scene since 2007, offering women both private classes or group instruction. If you have been looking for a physical activity that offers more than mere exercise, then Brazilian Jiu Jitsu may be just what you are looking for. Here are just some of the skills that you can expect to learn while practicing Brazilian Ju Jitsu:
The ability to relax under high stress
This is a key ability you must master while training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Without it, you will become over exerted, exhausted, and even over-trained. You also face the possibility of becoming injured, so our teachers help you to learn to relax under any situation. Training starts with the ego. Learning when to let go versus trying to dominate and control is key to relaxing under high stress, as is letting go of the concept of winning and losing. Once you put your focus on learning, you are no longer devoting energy to worry, doubt, or stress.
Controlled breathing and a clear state of mind
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teaches you how to control both your breathing and your state of mind. Your state of mind is directly linked to your breathing rate. When you breath in and out with an even, steady pace, your movements flow more smoothly. When you are out of breath from breathing hard, your movement and state of mind both suffer. Controlling your breathing has a direct relation to controlling your ego as well. This is because when you concentrate on inhaling and exhaling evenly, you tend to forgo any internal self-talk that can distract you.
Learning this martial art builds up self-confidence over time. When you can defend yourself, you are no longer have the mentality of the victim. When you study Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you know that you can hold your own in any situation, and this in turn boosts your self-confidence in all areas of life.
Learning and practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu works muscle groups that are not used in conventional workout routines. You build on strength and cardio with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. You also burn quite a bit of calories during your training, so this is a perfect addition to your established weight loss workout program.
We live in a dangerous world. Danger can lurk everywhere. A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class teaches you submission holds, attacks, and avoidance measures. Learning to do these things becomes muscle memory over time, to a point where you no longer have to actively think about your body's movements during a sparring match or in self-defense. This style is beneficial for women, as it allows a much smaller fighter to overcome a faster, more athletic, and stronger opponent through both strategy and leverage.
If you're interested in learning more about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or you'd like to sign up for a class, contact PKG Training Center today!