By Tina Baba

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a unique martial art in that it provides solutions for all possible stages of physical confrontation.  Often called “the gentle art,” It’s non striking ground based where technique overcomes speed and strength using leverage. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu differs from other martial arts because it was specifically designed for a weaker person to overcome a bigger stronger person. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has grown in popularity over the years and it’s proven to be very effective, particularly for individuals whose line of work put them in adversarial situations. However, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is good for everyone no matter what age or gender and people of all abilities can benefit from learning this art in a safe environment.

The Benefits of Jiu-Jitsu?

Self Defense: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu provides a number of benefits, the most obvious being that it teaches self-defense. With live training carried out in a safe environment, one quickly understands how the body moves and what are the points of leverage both while standing and on the ground.

Flexibility: Jiu-Jitsu also relies heavily on movement under tension that greatly benefits flexibility. People often find that many of the drills require a certain degree of flexibility that improves over time.

Fitness: Grappling with another person can be quite a strenuous activity. If you feel you are not fit enough, don’t worry, our experienced coaches will pair you up with people that will go at a pace most comfortable for your level of fitness. Typically, members who start find that their level of fitness grows exponentially as they train Jiu-Jitsu.

Relieve Stress: Let’s face it, we all live busy lives and at times can be quite stressful. Many who train Jiu-Jitsu find that it provides great levels of stress relief, simply because as you train in Jiu-Jitsu it is often at a level that forces you to focus on what you are doing. This in turn provides the individual the ability to focus too.

Self Confidence: Last, but not least, learning Jiu-Jitsu provides a great deal of self confidence in the ability to confidently deal with potential confrontations in a calm and respectful manner without the need to be unreasonably fearful.

Healthy Lifestyle: As you improve your skills you will find that your desire and motivation to improve even further, requires lifestyle changes for the better. Good nutrition and a good night’s sleep often help to further improve your abilities in Jiu-Jitsu.

Why did Inverse come to Vail?

We have seen a positive change and the benefits that Jiu-Jitsu brings in ourselves and in the lives our students. Inverse recognizes that Vail is a fast-growing community with great diversity. We believed that opening a school in Vail would make a positive impact in this community. For example, we have seen this in children that attend classes regularly, instilling self-confidence and making them bully proof. Inverse also observed that many families who practice this art are encouraged to take time out of their busy schedules to do things together in a manner that has a positive impact for all involved.

Why train at Inverse?

Our world class instructors have proven results competing at the highest level and using the techniques they teach on a daily basis. More importantly, our level of instruction is of the highest standards catering for all levels and ages. Our facilities are friendly and welcoming, where we make hygiene our top priority. We welcome all who are interested to come on over, have a look around, speak to our staff and book a free trial class today!

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