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How BJJ Promotes Weight Loss?

How BJJ Promotes Weight Loss?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, also known as BJJ, is a martial art that originated in Brazil in the early 20th century. It is a grappling-based combat sport that focuses on ground fighting techniques and submission holds. Unlike other martial arts that emphasize striking, BJJ focuses on taking your opponent to the ground and utilizing techniques like chokes, joint locks, and pressure to force them into submission.

BJJ is a highly technical and physically demanding martial art – and for good reason. It requires a lot of strength, agility, and flexibility which is perfect for those trying to lose weight. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a great form of exercise that can help anyone improve their overall fitness and build lean muscle mass. As a matter of fact, BJJ engages every muscle group of the body and its overall composition.

The Benefits of BJJ for Weight Loss and Fitness

The benefits of BJJ do not just lie in physical attributes, but also in the mental state of the body. It’s a martial art that promotes the release of endorphins, reduces stress, increases mindfulness, and boosts productivity – all of which promote weight loss.

The supportive community of BJJ is another benefit that can contribute to weight loss and fitness goals. This is because a healthy environment can help individuals stay committed to their daily routines and achieve success. Plus, the valuable self-defense skills to be learned are just the perfect opportunity to increase confidence.

How BJJ Helps You Burn Calories?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a highly intensive and physically demanding sport, which requires a lot of energy and effort. This means that BJJ is an excellent way to burn calories and help you lose weight. In fact, it is estimated that a 150-pound person can burn up to 1000 calories during a 90-minute BJJ session.

Also, the constant movement and physical exertion of BJJ classes help to increase your metabolism, which in turn, causes your body to burn more calories even after class has ended. This is known as the fatburn effect which can significantly help to boost your weight loss efforts.

The Importance of Strength Training in BJJ

We believe that strength training is the foundation of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as it requires a lot of strength – particularly in your upper body, legs, and core. Without the needed strength to execute BJJ training, you won’t be able to take different movements effectively.

When it comes to injury prevention, BJJ strength training is also important since it helps the muscles and their connective tissues to be stronger – which eventually reduces the risk of injury during training or competition.

The Cardiovascular Benefits of BJJ

The intensive workout routines of BJJ, including sparring sessions, drills, and technique training, require a lot of energy and oxygen, which in turn gets your heart rate up and helps you burn calories. BJJ can also improve your endurance and lung capacity, reducing the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and other related illnesses.

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Curriculum

*1st place – Brazil Cup Jiu-Jitsu (CBJJO) – 2004
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State League (LERJJ) – 2004
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship (FJJ-Rio) – weight and open weight division – 2004
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Ranking (FJJ-Rio) – 2004
‍*2nd place – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship (CBJJ) – 2005
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship – weight and open weight division (FJJ-Rio) – 2005.
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Ranking (FJJ-Rio) – 2005
*1st place – Brazil Cup Jiu-Jitsu – weight division – 2006
* 3rd place – Brazil Cup Jiu-Jitsu – Absolut of light division – 2006
*1st place – Super Cup Rip Dorey Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Professional – 2006
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship – weight and open weight division (FJJ-Rio) – 2006
*3rd Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship CBJJO 2007 – Weight Division
*3rd Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship CBJJO 2007 – Open Weight Division
*2nd place – South American Jiu-Jitsu Championship (IBJJF ) – 2007
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship (FJJ-Rio ) – 2007
*1st place – International Jiu-Jitsu No Gi Championship – 2007
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship (FJJ-Rio) – 2008
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship (FJJD-Rio) – 2008
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship (FJJ-Rio) – open weight division – 2009
*1st place – South American Jiu-Jitsu Championship (IBJJF)- 2009
*2nd place – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Jiu-Jitsu No Gi Championship (CBJJ)- 2009
*1st place – Super Fight Jiu-Jitsu – Ohio – 2011
*1st place – Colorado State Jiu-Jitsu No Gi Championship – weight Division – 2011
*1st place – Colorado State Jiu-Jitsu No Gi Championship – Open Weight Division – 2011
*1st place – Super Fight Jiu-Jitsu – Colorado – 2011
*1st place – Dallas Jiu-Jitsu International Open (IBJJF) – 2012
*3rd place – Pan American Jiu-Jitsu International Championship (IBJJF) – 2013
*1st place – Chicago Jiu-Jitsu International Open (IBJJF) – 2013
*1st place – Seattle Jiu-Jitsu International Open (IBJJF) – 2014
*1st place – BJJ Tour Jiu-Jitsu International – 2014
*1st place – Summer Classic Super Fight Jiu-Jitsu – 2015
*1st place – Europa Super Show Dallas – Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Super Fight – 2015
*1st place – Vegas International Open (IBJJF) – Weight division – 2016
*1st place – Vegas International Open (IBJJF) Open weight division – 2016
*1st place – Los Angeles PRO (IBJJF) – 2016
*2nd place – weight division – New York International Open (IBJJF) – 2017
*3rd place – Absolute (open weight) divison – New York International Open (IBJJF) – 2017
*1st place – National Championship (IBJJF) – 2017
*1st place – San Jose International Open Championship (IBJJF) – 2017
*1st place – weight division – Seattle International Open Championship (IBJJF) – 2017
*2nd place – absolute (open weight division) – Seattle International Open Championship (IBJJF) – 2017
*Champion of super fight – Fight to Win PRO 47TX – 2017
*1st place – San Diego Pro Championship (IBJJF) – 2017
*2nd place – Pan American No Gi International Championship (IBJJF) – 2017
*1st place – San Antonio International Open (IBJJF) – 2017
*1st place – Cincinnati International Open (IBJJF) – 2017
*2nd place – World NO GI (IBJJF) – 2017
*1st place – Seattle International Open (IBJJF) – 2018
*2nd place – Super fight – Fight to Win PRO 87 TX – 2018

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