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Brazilian JIU-JITSU


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu St Petersburg FL at American Top Team

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a full-body, full-contact sport; known as one of the most complete martial art and combat practices, its focus is teaching a smaller/shorter individual how to defend him or herself from a much larger combatant or adversary. The idea of this practice is using a comprehensive set of techniques that – through time – has been modified from judo and traditional Japanese jiu-jitsu. Our Jiu Jitsu St Petersburg FL contains stand-up movements, but it is most famous for its devastating ground-fighting techniques. With continuous practice, you can and will gain upper-body strength and will be able to use the numerous holds, headlocks, armlocks, chokes and body manipulation.

Our technique of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu it’s aimed at being more than just a simple, fun, sport; and it is definitely intended to be more like the historic martial art practices. The practice of BJJ means incurring in a new lifestyle, one that will not only change your body, but also your mind and self-confidence in the process.

Physical Benefits of Our Jiu Jitsu St. Petersburg FL Program

If you decide to take a stroll in our town, and step into one of our schools, you have the chance to witness first had our training processes. Even more, you could talk to one of our many students that have just started our  jiu jitsu St Petersburg FL class or on the MMA St. Petersburg, FL program and ask them what changes have they experienced so far, what BJJ has done for them in the amount of time they’ve been practicing.

The answers will be varied. Some people will talk about how much their weight has changed; others will address how their body’s flexibility has increased, how much strength they’ve gained or how they feel physically better and in way better shape.  Truth is, Brazilian jiu jitsu will change your body. Its an ongoing process, one that you will be able to see happening with every passing day and week.

While everyone believes working out should bring a certain “look”, it also helps greatly with the things you can’t see. People won’t often start working out because they imagine they have high cholesterol or changing blood pressure (unless advised by a Doctor). They will mainly start working out because they want to look better, they want to improve their physique and want to do it in a healthy way. Practicing our jiu jitsu St Petersburg FL is no different. Our students almost never walk-in with the idea of changing their cholesterol or blood sugar, they do it because of how they want to feel and look. And we assure them that part of the process is also the results that you can’t see on the outside.

Furthermore, BJJ and the MMA St. Petersburg, FL program teaches you how to use your body as a whole. In today’s society, because of work responsibilities and such, we spend most of our time sitting, driving, or working at a computer; because of the continuous positioning,  the body develops some strange and unnatural movement patterns. When you practice BJJ, this body “perspective” changes drastically. Your body suddenly experiences an in increase in awareness, strength and mobility.

Mental Benefits of St. Pete Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Beyond any or all of the physical betterment that arises from practicing  our jiu jitsu St. Petersburg FL program, we also emphasize the mental improvements that are often overlooked.

First, we can see an enhancement on learning ability. Learning a technique requires as much mental exercise as it does physical. You will basically repeat the technique and go through it like studying a school subject. You learn it and they apply it. If you tend to give up easily or simply quit when things don’t really go your way, maybe BJJ and/or the MMA St. Petersburg, FL program is not your sport. One of the fundamental keys of the technique, is that if you tend to stop midway you will never learn or understand it properly.

Moreover, BJJ is a great stress relief. When you’ve had a long work day or a complicated school day, you can step into the school and feel how everything melts away.  The last thing on your mind when  someone is trying to arm-lock you is what happened at work that day. Both the BBJ and the MMA St. Petersburg, FL program require your entire focus. When your instructor is teaching you a new technique, if you lose your focus or your attention goes somewhere else, you could kiss key details of the learning process.

Another benefit is that training allows for you to push away your anger issues. During practices that include rolling and drilling, the anger will be released on the mat.

You will find soon understand that after an intense practice not only your body will feel different, but your whole mentality will feel better. Use the academy as an outlet. Training time is your own, private time to focus on a better you.

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