In BJJ Results we focus on how BJJ has benefited people. If you would like to share your story in the next BJJ Results just email me a few paragraphs here BjjBrick@gmail.com. I would be happy to share your story, and promote the benefits of BJJ!
BJJ turned my life around. I was an overweight lazy bastard who smoked 30 cigarettes a day and was out of breath if I walked the dog. I couldn’t do 5 pushups.
I’ve always been an MMA fan since I saw Randy Couture vs Chuck Liddell 1 on the Bravo Channel about 10 years ago, so when my friend invited me to a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class I couldn’t resist.
The moment I stepped on the mats I was hooked, I couldn’t get through the warmup without almost vomiting at the side. The drilling technique exhausted me, light sparring at the end opened up my eyes to the magnificence of technique as a dude half my size was throwing me around like I weighed nothing. I loved it.
I broke my rib in my fourth class and I was questioning whether I should return. I’m so glad I did.
I’m now 4 stone lighter, a non smoker. I am a blue belt and I train 4 times a week, competing when I can. I’m so hooked I have matted out my garage to train on the side of classes and I keep a Jiu Jitsu based blog. Jiu Jitsu made me a more well rounded, fitted, happier person and I have gained some amazing friends through training.
Check out Ryan’s BJJ blog here! http://mrticklebjj.wordpress.com/
I’m Jiu Jiu and jiu jitsu has profoundly benefited my life.
First is the physical. Jiu jitsu helped me lose a reasonable amount of weight. I went from 205 down to 155 in the past three years.I’m more in touch with what my body can do, and I love exploring movement! After sitting on the couch for so many years, I am absolutely astounded that I can do inverted drills and forward rolls. I hope to do jiu jitsu until the day I die, which I’m guesstimating to be around 127.
Second is the social. I started my blog to talk about the teaching aspect of jiu jitsu, since I was a teacher trainer. Instead, I found it was a powerful medium for building relationships around the world. I’ve met so many wonderful bjj bloggers online, and some even in person. I have positive touch in my life, healthy people influencing me, and I’ve found a family.
Jiu Jiu is a 30-something American woman training in Korea. She’s a blue belt in bjj and has a black belt in being a nerd.
She blogs at http://jiujiubjj.com
BJJ has helped me a lot in life. It has even helped me start a new career. One of the things that I enjoy about BJJ is that it brings people from all walks of life together. I was working a dead end job cleaning offices, through friendships that I have made I was able to get my foot in the door at an advertising firm. It is amazing how much a change of a career can change your life.
Tim from Ohio
Thank you Tim, Jiu Jiu, and Ryan for taking the time to share part of your BJJ stroy.