Increase Your Physical and Mental Agility in Takedown MMAs’ BJJ Classes

07/09/2013 (press release: TakedownMMA) // Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada // Gianfranco Lucente

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ): More than Just a Physical Sport

Did you know that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is much like a game of chess? The only real difference is that you are not moving pieces around a board, but using actual humans as game pieces. This is because BJJ is more than just a physical activity. It is also a sport that requires intense concentration, and fighting is as much mental as it is physical. If you are interested in learning more about BJJ, this is one of the first things that you will learn about.

When you are sparring or fighting with another, it is not enough to just be aware of your own movements. You also have to adapt to what your opponent is doing. This is why training, both physical and mental, is so important. When you are able to adapt to your opponent’s moves, you will be able to counter them better to come out the victor.

You need to know what your opponent is doing, and anticipate their every move. It is a strategy that is not unlike the game of chess. The better you know the various moves, the easier it will be to read your opponents. The more you train, the more game pieces you will have to play with, and each piece is played with a different strategic move. You will learn how to predict your opponent’s movements, and be prepared to make your own moves, quickly and efficiently.

Learn How to Play this Human Chess Game

There is so much that you can get from BJJ training. In addition to getting into the best physical condition in your life, you will also be getting training that will strengthen your mind. Obviously, the more you train, the better you are going to get. You will learn about your own strengths and weaknesses. This is going to help you immensely, not only within the sport but also in your everyday life. When it comes to BJJ, your training will help you learn how to compensate for any weaknesses you may have so you can come out on top over your opponents.

“You can see how this relates to the game of chess. After all, in the board game, you learn how to strategize so you don’t leave valuable pieces exposed for the taking. You are doing the same thing with BJJ,” says owner and MMA instructor Gianfranco Lucente. “Keeping this idea firmly in mind will help you to have a definite advantage over your opponent. Some people who have done the physical training for years still don’t realize that they also need the mental training. You will be one step ahead of those who haven’t come to this realization yet.”

There is a lot more to BJJ training than just learning fighting techniques. You also need to learn why you are learning these techniques. Without this, you will never be able to get the full benefit of the moves you are learning. This sport requires patience. You may not learn as many moves as you would like to initially, but, you will get a lot more out of your training. This physical and mental training is not offered by all BJJ schools. Drop by the studio today in Woodbridge, Vaughan and check out all that BJJ training has to offer.


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