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The Health Benefits of Gracie and Jiu Jitsu...

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"Peace of Mind through Awareness" -Randall L. Aiken Jr

Ataraxis Jiu Jitsu feels "being aware of your surroundings and having the tools to defend yourself will bring confidence and calmness to enhance your personal safety." and I'd have to agree, consciousness is being aware, not hypervigilant but alert and cognitive of you and your surroundings. This is also known as Situational awareness can be defined simply as “knowing what is going on around us” having a trained and practiced sense in awareness gives us an upper hand in maneuvering through a bad situation. Everyone can easily become victims because we developed in a kind and loving direction and that leaves us venerable to a tragic yet possible situation. Learning how to defend yourself gives you more freedom to help when you feel that call. Learning to balance your emotions in a high intense situation gives you an ability to get out alive and possibly help someone in need. Simple programs similar to what Ataraxis Jiu Jitsu offers can help you build up the confidence you need to help keep your head up and your hearth healthy. A little bit of stress is a good thing. But when the stresses of daily life start to take over, it can have a negative impact on your health and well-being. Jiu Jitsu can help build up a more solid concept of who you are as you learn the real strength within you. It is found that Martial Arts helps improve concentration and focus and that remaining active in Ju Jitsu styles such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu offers stress relief and an energy outlet.

Jiu Jitsu creates an environment where you’re able to concentrate. Over time, you improve your focus and attention. Eventually, you can take your ability to work with a clear mind off of the mats and into other areas of your life – at home, in relationships, and at work. Improved focus helps you make better decisions, solve problems, and brainstorm effective solutions.

With confidence, we can say that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a brilliant way to lose weight. It is not uncommon for overweight students to lose 22- 44 lbs. in their first six months of training BJJ.

The more self-disciplined you become, the more your physical and mental health can improve. Martial arts helps you develop self-discipline by a focus on personal improvement. To get better or see change, you have to commit to the effort and the work it takes to get the results you want. If you feel like you tend to give up too quickly, know that it takes time to develop. But it will happen if you stay patient and stick with your practice. Take some time to get to know the gyms around you, and start working on you and your lifestyle. YOU MATTER... Know Your Worth!

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