The purpose of all sports is to reveal human potential. Some athletic competitions, like the Olympics, demonstrate what mankind may accomplish through the application of mind and muscle. On a more individual level, sports can lead us to discover what capabilities that we have hidden within us. Gracie Jiu Jitsu may be the perfect sport to help reveal hidden human potential as it challenges both the mind and the body. There are a lot of reasons people sign up for a jiu jitsu academy:
- Exercise - It's phenomenal exercise... but never boring like a treadmill.
- Self Defense - Jiu Jitsu is the martial art that works in realistic situations. You can quickly learn the basics.
- Competition - There is a very active tournament circuit for sport jiu jitsu.
- Discipline / Confidence - to build it in themselves or their children.
- Combat - Self defense jiu jitsu is the foundation of some of the most successful fighters in the UFC