Jiu Jitsu, or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as it is commonly named outside Brazil, is a grappling orientated martial art/combat sport that evolved from its Japanese roots in 1920’s Brazil, and continued to evolve for many decades after until its present format. This style though previously established in its native country, became highly popular within the northern hemisphere after a series of performances from BJJ fighter Royce Gracie in the early UFC’s (Ultimate Fighting Championship) where he battled against competitors from many different martial arts backgrounds in the no holds barred tournament, becoming the fighting promotion’s first champion. This event proved Jiu Jitsu’s efficiency and helped raise awareness all around the world, becoming one of the reasons behind the sport’s growth (but not the only one).
How does Jiu Jitsu Help?
In recent years there have been tremendous amounts of studies and interviews of people who suffer from anxiety, PTSD, depression and many other mental illnesses. With society being the most fast paced and over-stimulating it has ever been, looking for a regimen that works can be more than tiring. Below are a few ways that BJJ can help people who are or were servicemen and women.
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