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How Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Can Relieve Stress

How Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Can Relieve Stress

The world we’re living in is full of uncertainty and outside factors that can affect your inner self. Not only that, but stress can take a toll on your body.

Stress is an inevitable part of the human experience. The world we’re living in is full of uncertainty and outside factors that can affect your inner self. Not only that, but stress can take a toll on your body. Sure, yoga and meditation are great for relieving stress but have you ever thought about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Practicing BJJ is an excellent way to blow off steam and join a welcoming community. You’ll be able to take your mind off of what’s bothering you in a welcoming space. Not to mention you’ll release some endorphins while you’re at it. So, let’s look at the ways active Jiu Jitsu can help you relieve stress.
What does stress do to the body?

First, we need to understand how stress affects the body typically associate stress with the mind, but it takes a toll on you physically, too. If stress goes untreated, it can potentially lead to health problems such as high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. That’s why it is important to keep up with exercise and self care during times of stress. There are several ways BJJ can relieve stress and help you take care of your body.

BJJ improves mental toughness

One of the ways Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can help relieve stress is by improving your mental toughness. Mental toughness perform well under stress and pressure. It’s also known as resilience. The practice of BJJ emphasizes that you will always lose at one point or another. You just have to try again and continue to learn. The loose and try again mindset will carry over into your everyday mental toughness and help you during times of stress.

Active Jiu Jitsu encourages proper breathing
We need oxygen to live, and it’s an essential component in ensuring the body moves and functions properly. When you’re practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you’re practicing abdominal breathing techniques that can also calm you down and relieve stress.

BJJ allows you to see the world through another lens
Sometimes, when we’re stressed, all we need to do is take a step back and look at the situation through a different lens. When you practice BJJ, you’ll look at the world differently. Changing your perspective will help you reframe the situation when you’re stressed.

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*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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