There are a whole lot of people who would love to be able to learn martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu but they never actually go head and learn it. Now, we were wondering why that is and after asking around a few people, we found out that it’s not because people are lazy, as we initially thought but it was actually because people are too anxious about being put on the spot to fight someone who could beat them up.
Well, if you’ve grown up watching kung fu movies then you have all those scenes in which the protagonist gets bet up severely in the dojo before he or she can fight properly, to blame for your fight anxiety when it comes to joining a martial arts class. Yes, if you want to gain ranks and participate in competitions, you can most certainly do so but if you’re only looking for self-defence lessons and recreation then you don’t have to ever brawl or compete.
In a good Jiu Jitsu class, you’ll meet very supportive and determined people who would love to help you out and keep you motivated in the practice so there’s really no need to feel shy or anxious about anything. You can read this post to learn more about what to expect from a Jiu Jitsu class for self-defence and recreation. Learning martial arts will tune your body and mind to work in greater harmony and so you will have a healthier way of channelling your negative energy as you practice. Martial arts will also make you feel more empowered and confident in yourself since you’ll know that you’re capable of defending yourself and that your mind and body are prepared for any challenge.