Adult Jiu Jitsu
We push our adult members to be the best versions of themselves by challenging their bodies and minds through Jiu Jitsu. Whether you want to be an avid competitor or just come in and have some fun, we’re here to support you in reaching your goals!
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Adult Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) has gained a lot of attention in recent years, and it’s pretty obvious why. BJJ stands apart from other martial arts due to its focus on grappling, rather than the kicking and punching that characterize disciplines such as Karate and Taekwondo. BJJ is known to improve fitness levels, prepare its practitioners for situations requiring self-defense, and relieve stress.
While many martial art disciplines incorporate grappling here and there, when it comes to BJJ, grappling is at the core of all of your training. Not familiar with grappling? Here’s what you need to know – instead of utilizing weapons or striking, grappling is all about getting your opponent to concede through physical dominance. The rules and techniques of grappling vary depending on whether one is practicing Gi or No-Gi Jiu Jitsu, as well as whether it’s being done in a sport or self-defense style. When grappling in BJJ, you’ll spend the majority of your time fighting from the ground and will likely utilize many different types of chokes.
Made for the real world, BJJ is a form of self-defense that every person should master. BJJ focuses on ground-level altercations – utilizing holds, throws, blows, and a variety of submission techniques. This makes Jiu Jitsu ideal when learning how to take on an opponent who may be larger than you, without necessarily having to hurt them.
You can gain strength from pretty much any type of exercise. So what makes BJJ different?
We’re glad you asked! While many other workouts strengthen isolated muscles, BJJ simultaneously utilizes groups of muscles. BJJ builds three muscle groups in particular: the core muscles, the lower torso, and the upper torso. When you’re regularly using a variety of muscle groups, you’re preparing yourself for a wide range of sports and exercises, as well as building the skill set needed to defend yourself in real-life altercations.
When you think of working out, you probably think of running on the treadmill or lifting weights at the gym, right? Well, it’s time to expand your perspective. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the best ways to get in shape…and it’s way more fun than anything you’ll find in the gym. Physically, BJJ has been shown to help athletes lose weight, tone their muscles, gain newfound strengths, and sharpen their reflexes. Mentally and emotionally, BJJ boasts benefits in mental health, reduced stress levels, increased self-confidence, and a feeling of empowerment.
You’ll love BJJ because we love BJJ. At Impact Hood River, we are passionate about sharing the gift of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with our community. We aim to create an environment where every single student can accomplish their goals – whatever they may be. It doesn’t matter if you’ve spent your entire life training in MMA and are exploring your newest martial arts discipline or you’re just trying to break away from the monotony of the gym, we will exceed your expectations.
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