Is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu safe for beginners?
If this is your first time training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) then don’t worry, at Legends MMA one of the first things you will notice when you step into the gym is the friendly vibes! We have beginners come through every day, so you are not alone!
The most important thing is to just be good to yourself and make a commitment to attend your first class and have fun. Once you start training you’ll be amazed at what you can do!
Do I need to be strong, flexible, and in good shape before starting?
No – You do not need to be strong, flexible, or in particularly good shape before you start training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). However, after you start training in BJJ consistently you will get in the best shape of your life!
What type of people do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) at Legends MMA is for everyone – regardless of age, gender and fitness levels.
BJJ is a magnet for interesting people. At Legends MMA we have professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, builders, students, finance professionals, marketing executives…the list goes on! BJJ attracts a diverse range of people and so many fascinating minds, it will be impossible to not form some great friendships.
What are the health benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is an intense, fast paced workout and one of the rare sports which is considered to be both anaerobic (promotes strength, speed, flexibility and power) and aerobic (improves cardio, blood flow and oxygen circulation in your body) – therefore Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the ultimate form of exercise and functional fitness for anyone who wants to become leaner, more toned or lose weight.
BJJ is considered to be anaerobic because during grappling you use “bursts” of energy with several different muscle groups when you perform a technique to submit your opponent. The aerobic component from BJJ comes from the fact that during rolling there is a continuous sustained effort exerted by your cardiovascular system.
If you want to improve your health and overall athletic ability, then BJJ is a must!
How should I prepare for my first class and what should I wear?
You don’t need any special preparation before your first class. Just wear comfortable workout clothes (t-shirt and shorts) and bring a powerful attitude so you are ready to learn and have fun!