How to Prepare for A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class
If you are not experienced in martial arts, you can be at your wits’ end trying to figure out how to prepare for the first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class of your life which can seem scary at first sight. No need to worry, we listed some crucial points above to help you enjoy the class and be able to do your best.
Believe it or not, the hardest thing about Jiu Jitsu is often to first enter the door and start the class. Keep in mind that everyone else on the class have had their first days, even your instructor, and your participation will just make the team more complete. They will respect and appreciate the effort you put into trying and learning a new field of sports and will help you improve. If you are still worried to start your BJJ journey, bring your friend and share this experience while supporting each other.
Although Jiu Jitsu is a great way to get rid of all your stress, it is actually an exhausting sport. Of course, having a good stamina and being in good shape can be beneficial, but you must not delay starting BJJ just because you think you should be fit or acquire a certain weight. Rather than improving your fitness level before the class, you should instead attend the session in the light of improving your physical endurance and well-being. On the other hand, your weight loss and muscle mass will increase radically, without you even noticing it.
Dare to ask
Communication is (or at least should be) the most essential element of our life. It is also true when you are in a process of learning something new. First of all, asking questions on your BJJ class can help you clearly understand a movement you have doubts about, thus prevent to get injuries. Furthermore, asking is a good feedback for your instructor about you being motivated, engaged and inquiring.
You have choice
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes usually include sparring in which students get opportunity to practice their movements and techniques in live. It does not matter if it is your first or twentieth class, you always have a choice to say no. If you are feeling uncomfortable or unsure, or just simply prefer to sit down and watch the others to learn from them is completely acceptable. No one will force you to do something you do not want or do not ready for.
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