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5 Tips for a Good Introductory Judo & Brazillian Jiu Jitsu BJJ Class

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Starting Judo or Jiu Jitsu as an adult can be intimidating, but don’t let it hold you back. As soon as the class starts, those constraints will immediately dissolve. You are probably about to make some lifelong friendships as we conquer those challenges together. And trust me, we do that here on a regular basis.

1. Relax and Go with the Flow
At our school, we will be clear and direct from the start about our expectations from you. We guarantee pleasant and productive lessons every time you step onto the mats. We will make it as natural for you as possible.

2. Focus on What Matters
Keep in mind: true strength is gentle. You will discover the power of leverage and you will experience it the most when you are willing to give away your natural brute strength or any competitive instincts you may harbour. Women tend to learn techniques faster. Can you guess why?

3. Listen to Your Body
We have all started from the same point you are in now. And we took a few days or even weeks to get used to the new exercise routine. The only one capable to understand your body limits is you, so don’t be afraid to take a few breaks and communicate with us. Our instructors will advise you to go at your own pace. Expect a little workout pain in the following day – anything more means that you should maybe go slower on your next class, and progressively increase the intensity. We’ll be there every step of the way.

4. Patience is Key
Your instructor will focus on training your body to move in a new way, and give you immediate tolls to survive in a match and slowly progress towards attacks. Free sparring always looks appealing, especially for the guys that have some martial arts background. However an early introduction to free sparring could mean a pulled muscle as your body is adapting to the new or different type of movement, which could provoke frustration as you aren’t sure what to look for in a match. So don’t try to rush it – we will know how to get you ready for that.

5. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions
Questions are a great way for the instructor to measure your understanding of the techniques. The earlier we detect the source of your difficulties, the more we will be able to help you. Ask us anything.