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Can anyone do BJJ?

Updated: Nov 10, 2021

Can anyone do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? The short answer is no... but anyone who wants it enough can do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

When training Jiu-Jitsu you will suffer physically, mentally, and emotionally. You will get bumps and bruises. You will have days when your most trusted techniques stop working. There will be times when people who are newer, smaller, or weaker than you tap you out. Most people can't handle this, but the ones who can will become more powerful and capable than they could have imagined.

Training Jiu-Jitsu will make you:

  • confident, but humble

  • strong, but gentle

  • tough, but kind

  • resilient, but flexible

  • unrelenting, but adaptable

More importantly, you will make lifelong friendships and be part of a community with other people who are on the same journey.

Below is a video of a story FOX5 did on one of my students, Ronald Mann. Ron won the first para-Jiu-Jitsu world championship and inspired a generation of para-athletes to take up Jiu-Jitsu. Unfortunately, we lost Ron in 2019, but if he were on the mat with you, he'd inspire you to become the best possible version of yourself. The video does a great job of capturing his spirit and shows what's possible if you're willing to suffer in order to grow and become the best possible version of yourself.

If you've made it this far, Jiu-Jitsu is likely for you. Call, text, or email the gym and schedule a free intro class. If you have concerns about a physical limitation you have, please let us know and we'll work with you so that you are able to train around it.

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