Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as a Family

As a family, it can be difficult to find a hobby that all members will enjoy. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a great contender. Some of the greatest names and influences in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu have come from entire families such as the Gracies, and the Estimas who dominated and molded the sport into what it is today.


It is no secret that participating in a martial art such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu consistently improves one’s physical and mental states. Improved flexibility and joint health, as well as improvement in mental stamina are some of the few. Consider the potential combined benefit when the members of your family’s mental and physical health have improved.


Sharing the same hobbies will allow family members to help each other with techniques that they are having issues with or details that were forgotten. Having a shared experience will allow you to support your siblings or children during competitions or training.

 Quality time

As mentioned in our previous article, “Brazilian Jiu Jitsu vs other Martial arts”, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu provides a level playing field so that people of all sizes, shapes, gender, and backgrounds can take part and start at the same level. Kids of all ages can join their siblings can participate in something outside of school or home together which will not only result in an active healthy lifestyle, but also provide a mutual past time for the family members to share their experiences.


Parents are also encouraged to get involved as it provides further incentive for children to stay consistent and have a reference point when they are unsure of a training or technique.

There is a saying which goes something like “Kids will mirror their parents’ behaviour”. Children seeing their parents engage in an activity that they enjoy are likely to find the same joy and enthusiasm for that activity in it as well. So, these are some of the reasons why it would be a great idea for the entire family to sign up for some  Brazilian Jiu jitsu classes.

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