A dedicated BJJ practitioner will experience fat loss and an increased muscle mass. They will also experience an increase in flexibility, coordination and strength.
What you can’t see is the improvements in your overall health as a result of training.
BJJ is great stress relief. After a long day at work or school, you can walk into the academy and all your worries and problems go away. The last thing you want to think about when someone is trying to armbar or choke you is your bad day at work. BJJ requires focus.
The mental strength to keep pushing even when things are not going your way will show up in other areas of your life outside of the gym.
Another benefit is that training allows for you to “let your energy out and control your emotions” . Roll hard. Let it out. You will find after an intense rolling or drilling session you will feel better.
While you will have to fight your own battles, BJJ is a team sport. Your teammates and coaches will work patiently to help you improve. Through hours spent learning on the mats you will develop strong friendships built upon trust and responsibility.
Over time as you become a BJJ player, a fitter and smarter you will not only experience a boost to your self-confidence, you will also feel great knowing that you put in the work required to improve your whole self-worth.