Since this is an art with technique, intelligence and leverage, rather than brute force, it doesn’t require one to be very strong, fit or athletic. We use grappling techniques and distance management for defence and a large range of chokes and joint locks to finish opponents as offence.
Jiu Jitsu is a full body functional workout – you will use muscles that you didn’t even know existed. Training involves a lot of body weight conditioning drills, which help you tone your body and build the ‘right’ kind of muscle.
By training a lot in Jiu Jitsu, you will not come out with huge arms and a chest, but your body will be flexible, agile, more toned, leaner and I promise that you will never get tired!