Fenix BJJ & Kickboxing Lowell https://fenixbjjlowell.com Fenix BJJ & Kickboxing Lowell Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:07:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 https://fenixbjjlowell.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/cropped-Favicon-32x32.png Fenix BJJ & Kickboxing Lowell https://fenixbjjlowell.com 32 32 Why Kickboxing Is Better Than Your Gym https://fenixbjjlowell.com/why-kickboxing-is-better-than-your-gym/ Wed, 13 Feb 2019 21:37:29 +0000 http://fenixbjjlowell.com/?p=6732 We’re halfway through February, can you admit that your elaborate New Years plan to go to the gym everyday has failed? We totally get it, the biggest challenge of fitting an average gym into your not so average routine is that gyms are not for everyone! But that’s okay: how about you trying something fun […]

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We’re halfway through February, can you admit that your elaborate New Years plan to go to the gym everyday has failed? We totally get it, the biggest challenge of fitting an average gym into your not so average routine is that gyms are not for everyone! But that’s okay: how about you trying something fun instead?

Why not challenge yourself to do a workout that doesn’t feel like a workout a couple times a week and have fun while doing it? If you have come this far, you must be interested!  Here is why kickboxing is the right fit for you:

1. It’s an intense cardio workout with a recess feel

Working out doesn’t feel like working out when you’re doing kickboxing, yet it consists of intense cardio that’ll leave you sweating! A kickboxing classes atmosphere is also much more interactive than the gym, so you will form bonds with your teammates that’ll make class fly by!

2. There’s no such thing as arm day and leg day in kickboxing: it’s all in

Kickboxing is a full body workout, based on technique that’ll sharpen your mind while working your body.


3. You’re learning skills that you can use in your everyday life

Like any martial art, kickboxing provides you with the technique and skills you need to defend yourself out in the real world. Better to have and not need than to need and not have! Am I right?

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3 Reasons Why Every Woman Should Train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu https://fenixbjjlowell.com/3-reasons-why-every-woman-should-train-brazilian-jiu-jitsu/ Mon, 11 Feb 2019 21:28:08 +0000 http://fenixbjjlowell.com/?p=6725 1. Jiu Jitsu is for Everyone A common misconception is that you have to be “in shape” to do jiu jitsu. There is no specific body type for this sport- people of ALL sizes train.  A lot of women’s concerns also include worrying about being smaller than the guys training. Size means nothing in Jiu […]

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1. Jiu Jitsu is for Everyone

A common misconception is that you have to be “in shape” to do jiu jitsu. There is no specific body type for this sport- people of ALL sizes train.  A lot of women’s concerns also include worrying about being smaller than the guys training. Size means nothing in Jiu Jitsu! It is a technique based sport where weight and size can be used to one’s advantage, or against a person.

2. Health and Well-being

BJJ is a great workout. It’s the perfect mix of cardio and conditioning and it doesn’t feel like a workout! With a mix of warm ups, drills,and rolling you’ll leave class feeling amazing. The self defense skills you practice in class can also come in handy in the real world. You never know when you are going to need them.

3. The Sisterhood

There’s no sugar coating: Jiu Jitsu for so many years was a male dominated sport and in so many gyms still is, but that is rapidly changing with time and with the influence of so many amazing females who train. The women of Jiu Jitsu have created a large and diverse community of women who empower one another to train harder and to be more confident. There is no bond like the one you will experience with your jiu jitsu sisters.

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3 Ways That Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Can Help You Build Better Habits https://fenixbjjlowell.com/3-ways-that-brazilian-jiu-jitsu-can-help-you-build-better-habits/ Wed, 06 Feb 2019 23:05:10 +0000 http://fenixbjjlowell.com/?p=6698 On an average day, from the minute you wake up to the second you fall asleep, you are following habits you have built for yourself over time. Although some of these habits may be positive, like flossing every night or waking up early to shower, we also tend to develop bad habits that we don’t […]

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On an average day, from the minute you wake up to the second you fall asleep, you are following habits you have built for yourself over time. Although some of these habits may be positive, like flossing every night or waking up early to shower, we also tend to develop bad habits that we don’t even notice. After 3 years of spending an hour scrolling through Instagram every morning, we can’t even identify it as a bad habit.

However, implementing a routine such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can help shape good habits and eliminate bad ones. Here are 3 unexpected ways that Jiu Jitsu can help you build better habits.

  1. Exposing you to planning ahead

When deciding to join a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gym there are probably a few questions you are asking yourself. What time do I have to leave the house to get there? Am I packing my gym bag before work and driving directly there? Do I need a ride? How often should I wash my gear?

All of this positive questioning soon develops into a habit of preparing for class, and could later translate into preparing for other aspects of your everyday life.

  1. Developing an everyday workout routine …or three times a week, or once a week- whatever fits you!

Fitting in workout time might be the #1 concern when someone is trying to decide on starting Jiu Jitsu. The blunt truth, however, is that you are going to have to make time for yourself to go train. This space in your day does not conveniently open up, but thinking about your schedule and where you can fit in an hour class can help you develop a workout routine and learn time management.

  1. Stressing the importance of commitment

Making gym friends is arguably the best part about doing Jiu Jitsu. With such joy also comes great responsibility. Your Jitsu friends most likely count on you to be in class to partner up and train with them, and I’m sure you count on them! Training with someone you enjoy being around makes classes more memorable and learning techniques easier. Being there for your Jiu Jitsu friends will translate to the real world, whether you struggle with making plans with friends or getting to doctor’s appointments on time.


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5 Ways Brazilian Jiu Jitsu helps boost your Childs CONFIDENCE https://fenixbjjlowell.com/5-ways-brazilian-jiu-jitsu-helps-boost-your-childs-confidence/ Fri, 25 Jan 2019 23:30:38 +0000 http://fenixbjjlowell.com/?p=6661 1.) Progress not perfection Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotes continuous self-improvement. In the beginning, your child may get impatient when they don’t notice results right away. Instructors will teach your kids to set goals and show them how to work towards them. Setting goals is an important quality to have both in Martial Arts and in […]

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1.) Progress not perfection

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotes continuous self-improvement. In the beginning, your child may get impatient when they don’t notice results right away. Instructors will teach your kids to set goals and show them how to work towards them. Setting goals is an important quality to have both in Martial Arts and in life because it will give your child short-term motivation and long-term vision. With this, they will know how to organize their time and resources so they can make the best out of every class or situation. With hard work and drive your child will notice their progress and learn to embrace the journey.

2.) Your child will believe in themselves

Consistency is key to all progress. With every class, your child will learn new techniques that they will eventually be able to execute. Encouragement and positive reinforcement from their instructors will help them keep pushing. But, the key here is that your child will become more assertive in the work and time they are putting in, giving them the confidence to keep working hard.

3.)Focus

As parents, we know how hard it is to get our child to sit down and eat, let alone get other tasks done. Brazilian Jitsu Jitsu requires thought-processing and attention to detail which means being able to focus on their instructor teaching the position and being able to follow instructions to execute them is vital to further progress.  With this, the child will subsequently have to rely on focusing to reach their goals.

4.) Patience is virtue

In todays fast-paced world, with technology at our fingertips,  we can get anything we want, when we want. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on the other hand, takes time and patience to achieve results. Perfecting a technique does not come from night to day, belt promotions require hard work, but with time and a bit of patience and plenty of FUN, your child will learn a quality they can use in their day to day.

5.) Health and Wellness

As parents, we always wonder if we’re doing the right thing. With Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you’ll never have to second guess yourself. BJJ will improve their overall coordination and stamina as well as increasing their heart-rate for the best hour of their day!  A Healthy child is a happy child. You’ll find your child dragging you out the door to go to class (we can all agree that is a win-win situation).

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Top 5 BJJ Competition Essentials https://fenixbjjlowell.com/bjj-competition-essentials/ Mon, 08 Oct 2018 12:05:54 +0000 http://fenixbjjlowell.com/?p=6495 You don’t have to participate in competition in order to enjoy and fully engage in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. However, if you’re interested in experiencing all aspects of Jiu Jitsu and putting some thorough effort into your skill improvement, competing is a great way to learn more about yourself, BJJ and your opponents. […]

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You don’t have to participate in competition in order to enjoy and fully engage in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. However, if you’re interested in experiencing all aspects of Jiu Jitsu and putting some thorough effort into your skill improvement, competing is a great way to learn more about yourself, BJJ and your opponents. In the end, it doesn’t have to necessarily be about winning, when you have so much more to gain knowledge- and skill-wise. So, if you do decide to compete, it’s always useful to know your own BJJ competition essentials. Of course, this list will vary from person to person, but, if you’re not quite sure about the things that will make this whole experience more beneficial, keep on reading.

 

1. Your favorite music

You may be surprised to find music on the list of BJJ competition essentials, but that’s nothing to be confused about. After all, everyone needs to relax and tune out from their daily worries before and sometimes even during the competition. And, honestly, there’s hardly a better way to do so than to listen to your favorite music. Not to mention that sometimes the wait between matches can become uncomfortably long. So, definitely remember to bring your headphones and whatever music device you tend to use.

 

2. Filled water bottle

This one is pretty obvious as you definitely have to stay hydrated during the matches. Still, even though it’s absolutely necessary to bring water with you and drink enough of it, you don’t want to have too much either. That can have a pretty negative effect on your performance during the competition. Therefore, pay attention to how much water you actually drink; it’s important to have just enough fluids but no more than that!

 

3. An extra gi

Having a backup equipment such as an extra gi is always helpful and responsible when it comes to Jiu Jitsu competitions. After all, you never know what could happen and it’s not unheard of for competitor’s gi to tear up during the match. What’s more, sometimes there are different standards to go by when gi rules are concerned. That said, having two just to be on the safe side counts as a practical and smart thinking on your part.

 

4. Proper warmup gear

Another one of BJJ competition essentials includes warmup gear. After all, you have to warm up before your matches start. Of course, what kind of warmup exercises you’ll do and what type of gear you’ll need depends on you and what you prefer when warming up, obviously. Most people tend to bring a jumping rope and foam rollers because these are some of the most practical pieces of warmup gear, but if you need something else, be sure to always go by your own needs to ensure your own safety during the competition. In the end, you might not even need a warmup gear per se, but you still need to warm up properly to avoid muscle injuries.

 

5. A coach who knows you

Well, of course you would bring your coach with you to the competition. They will come anyway, right? Well, you never know how things may work out. Having your real coach together with you during the competition is absolutely ideal. After all, they know you and they probably know a lot of other participants as well. But, sometimes it’s simply not possible for your real coach to come, which is why you may often need to appoint someone as your “coach” to accompany you. So, you need to be very careful about who you choose.

Your appointed coach should always be someone who knows your game as well as the moves you’re comfortable with. You don’t need someone who will just instruct you to use this or that technique in order to win, disregarding your skills and comfort levels completely. You need someone who understands you, which is why it’s always better to have a familiar purple belt with you, then a brown or black belt who never even took the time to train with you properly.

 

If you’re interested in taking up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, don’t hesitate to contact us at Fenix BJJ & Kickboxing Lowell. We’re here to answer all of your questions and provide as much information as you need when considering this particular martial art as something you could try for yourself. What’s more, you can always check our available programs so that you have a better idea of what we offer to our students.

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5 Things to Think About If You Want to Avoid Injury While Training BJJ https://fenixbjjlowell.com/avoid-injury-training-bjj/ Mon, 01 Oct 2018 19:02:23 +0000 http://fenixbjjlowell.com/?p=6487 We have talked about ways you can improve in BJJ even when you’re injured as well as possible reasons why your injuries aren’t healing properly. But, injuries are not necessarily an unavoidable issue when Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is in question. There are always ways to do your best and protect yourself so that you can avoid injury […]

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We have talked about ways you can improve in BJJ even when you’re injured as well as possible reasons why your injuries aren’t healing properly. But, injuries are not necessarily an unavoidable issue when Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is in question. There are always ways to do your best and protect yourself so that you can avoid injury while training BJJ.

 

1. Always warm up before your training

A proper warm-up is not just necessary before BJJ training session, but any physical activity one wants to engage in. After all, if you want to prevent injuries you need to make sure that your muscles and joints are flexible. Failing to do a warm-up before the training session can end with pulled and torn muscles. Even some simple drilling would do in case you find the usual warm-up exercises a tad tedious.

 

2. Know who to roll with

When you all have a rolling session, it’s important to know what kind of opponent is the best for you at that particular moment. If you feel alert and energetic, it makes little difference who you’re rolling with. But, if your focus is not as sharp as usual and you’re even a tiny bit sleepy, it would be best to go for high-level opponents who definitely won’t hurt you in any way, even when you’re not properly concentrating. When you’re in such a state, enthusiastic and energetic white belts don’t make for the best opponents.

 

3. Stay sensible and in control

Basically, you have to be aware of your own self and your actions. If you want to avoid injury while training BJJ, it’s essential that you don’t lose grip on your own possibilities as well as situation. For example, if there’s something wrong with your gi or your toes and fingers get bent more than usual, recognize this as a moment for you to take control and recuperate. If you let yourself get lost in the moments of different moves and techniques at different speed completely ignoring the state you’re in and your surroundings, you’ll probably get in some painful trouble.

 

4. Try to be as focused as possible

Even though we can’t always be 100% focused during the training, it’s important to do your best to keep your mind actively involved in what you’re doing. During the drills, even the smallest surprise can turn into an injury. Therefore, try your best to pay proper attention to the drill, and if you feel really tired and unable to keep up, don’t hesitate to say something! It’s always better to sit one out than to injure yourself.

 

5. Strengthen your muscles off the mat

The stronger your muscles are the more protected your joints will be. In that respect, one sure way to avoid injury while training BJJ is to also train off the mat. Essentially, corrective exercises and strength training are absolutely necessary for building your muscles and creating proper core balance. Aside from off-the-mat exercising, you can always enjoy a nice massage to get rid of stiffness. Stiff muscles and knots can also end up causing injuries otherwise. After all, if you want to improve in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you should definitely welcome more physical activity aside from just your training sessions.

 

Proper focus, warm-up and constant work on your fitness skills are all essential parts of getting better at Jiu Jitsu as well as doing everything you can to avoid injury while training BJJ. That said, don’t hesitate to learn more about this martial art by checking out our available programs and contacting us at Fenix BJJ & Kickboxing Lowell.

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How to Make the Most Out of Every BJJ Class You Attend https://fenixbjjlowell.com/make-the-most-out-of-every-bjj-class/ Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:26:31 +0000 http://fenixbjjlowell.com/?p=6474 Sometimes, it simply isn’t possible to devote as much time as one would like to Jiu Jitsu. Life has a tendency to get in the way like that. But training BJJ twice or three times a week doesn’t have to put you behind everybody else, and it most definitely doesn’t mean that anyone can doubt […]

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Sometimes, it simply isn’t possible to devote as much time as one would like to Jiu Jitsu. Life has a tendency to get in the way like that. But training BJJ twice or three times a week doesn’t have to put you behind everybody else, and it most definitely doesn’t mean that anyone can doubt your love for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It truly can be difficult to find the necessary time to train almost every day. This is why it’s so important to make the most out of every BJJ class you have, thus improving your skills and boosting the training’s value even though you may not be as regular as other students. So, what can you do to make every training count?

 

Don’t hesitate to take notes

BJJ class is just like any other. And if you can’t guarantee your presence for more than 2-3 times a week, it will definitely be helpful to take notes. Try to be as detailed as possible in your note-taking. After all, this will help you go over everything you learned in classes you managed to attend. It’s common to forget things when you’re not regular and having everything laid out in your notes will help you keep up with the class and actually work properly on improving your skills. There’s nothing strange about taking notes in a BJJ class. Even students who can attend the training sessions more regularly do it. After all, writing new information down is a proven method of memorizing it better and faster.

 

Repetition is your best friend

In order to learn something properly, you actually have to do it. And to make the most out of every BJJ class, it’s essential that you focus on repeating the moves as often as possible. Repetition is important in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu because it will allow you to improve different moves and techniques so much so that they eventually become a part of you; the way your body moves naturally and fluidly when necessary. Knowing that you won’t be able to attend every class like the rest of the BJJ students during the week, engaging in as many reps as possible when actually in the class will definitely make the whole experience a lot more beneficial and effective. What’s more, repeating some of the more difficult moves at home is highly encouraged, even if this just means doing a couple of reps on your rug.

 

Always ask questions when necessary

Not asking questions when you have some is one of the biggest mistakes for any learner, BJJ students included. But, if you want to make the most out of every BJJ class, you have to put that shyness aside and ask away. Anything that you may find challenging or difficult to understand gives you the right to ask for clarification. For starters, this will make your relationship with the trainer more interactive, and thus more effective. What’s more, if you won’t be able to attend every BJJ class during the week, it’s important to have a clear understanding of everything you did at the classes you were present at. Otherwise, you won’t be able to progress properly.

 

Many people hesitate to take up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu because they fear that they won’t be able to commit to it 100%. But, engaging in BJJ has nothing to do with the number of classes you attend per week. As you see, you can easily make the most out of every BJJ class you get to attend and enjoy this martial art to the fullest. Therefore, feel free to check out our available programs and contact us at Fenix BJJ & Kickboxing Lowell for more information.

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4 Important Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Physical Attributes https://fenixbjjlowell.com/jiu-jitsu-physical-attributes/ Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:48:41 +0000 http://fenixbjjlowell.com/?p=6371 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is all about utilizing your own unique set of physical attributes in order to make the most out of different techniques and moves. Of course, BJJ can be practiced by all shapes and sizes. However, certain characteristics can be considered as advantageous Jiu Jitsu physical attributes in the sense that it may […]

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is all about utilizing your own unique set of physical attributes in order to make the most out of different techniques and moves. Of course, BJJ can be practiced by all shapes and sizes. However, certain characteristics can be considered as advantageous Jiu Jitsu physical attributes in the sense that it may turn out to be easier for the practitioner with that particular set of attributes to master certain moves and techniques.

 

1. Height

People tend to be overly conscious about their height but the fact of the matter is that tall people can have a considerable advantage in BJJ because of it. For starters, the longer the legs the better the closed guard can be. Also, a tall BJJ student can keep their distance better. This can come quite in handy during the partner training and competitions. Of course, height is not something that you can change; so don’t feel too discouraged if you’re not the tallest of people. BJJ techniques and moves can be adapted to the individual so that they can make the most out of their body. It’s just that certain height can give you a slight advantage in more technical aspects. However, the following Jiu Jitsu physical attributes can be obtained through consistent work and effort; and they can make a huge difference in your skillfulness.

 

2. Strength

Strength is not always necessary, and that is true even for BJJ. However, that doesn’t mean that strength can’t be a winning factor in certain situations. For instance, skill and technical abilities will always fare better than pure strength with no technical backup. But, if two partners are both equally skilled, it’s usually their strength and muscle endurance that can make a huge difference.

 

3. Cardio

Another one of very important Jiu Jitsu physical attributes is undoubtedly cardio. Luckily, this is also an attribute that can get an easy and continuous boost. Essentially, the more power you have in your heart and cardiovascular system, the more control you’ll have in your technique. Together with strength training, cardio endurance can turn out to be a true game-changer, especially when it comes to more challenging competitions.

 

4. Flexibility

Never skip stretching. There are various exercises and moves that can improve your flexibility, which can also be an essential attribute to have when it comes to excelling in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. After all, plenty of moves and positions require great flexibility and stretchiness in BJJ. This is precisely why you should never ignore the workouts that can help you improve in this regard as well.

 

Interested in taking up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Then definitely check out our available programs. You don’t have to decide anything right away but feel free to get as much information as you want by getting in touch with us at Fenix BJJ & Kickboxing Lowell.

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BJJ Goals You Might Want to Consider for Yourself https://fenixbjjlowell.com/bjj-goals/ Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:40:57 +0000 http://fenixbjjlowell.com/?p=6120 We have already discussed the importance of goal setting when it comes to training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As mentioned, the goals you set should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely. But, what kinds of BJJ goals can benefit you the most? If you’re looking for clear ideas for your next big Jiu Jitsu goal and […]

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We have already discussed the importance of goal setting when it comes to training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As mentioned, the goals you set should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely. But, what kinds of BJJ goals can benefit you the most? If you’re looking for clear ideas for your next big Jiu Jitsu goal and step forwards, the following suggestions can turn out to be rather helpful.

Train more compared to before

You don’t have to double the amount of Jiu Jitsu training at once in order to consider training more as your goal. Even if you boost the tempo just a little bit, you’ll be able to see the improvement soon enough. Of course, you shouldn’t force yourself if you’re physically not ready. But, if you feel like you’ve come to a point where the current routine can’t get you any further, it’s a perfect time to take your BJJ practice up a notch.

Take part in a competition

Some BJJ practitioners participate in just one competition annually, while others dare to take on 10 or even 20 competitions. Regardless of what group you belong to, you may want to challenge yourself some more, and add another competition to your list. This is one of the BJJ goals that’s especially useful for beginners who have never competed before. BJJ competitions are very effective and beneficial as they help practitioners improve, which is why you should never shy away from them.

Shape up even more

Getting fitter and healthier should always be your goal. And thanks to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you can achieve it. Maybe you’ll have to adjust your diet a little as well, but, in general, practicing a bit more and targeting specific areas with specific moves can make a huge difference in your appearance and the way you feel. After all, by deciding to shape up, you’re making a decision to invest in yourself and the quality of your life.

Break the BJJ plateau

There are many reasons why we hit a plateau in BJJ. It may be because you don’t train enough, you don’t challenge yourself with different moves and competitions, or you may be recovering from an injury. Whatever the case may be, once you acknowledge that you’ve hit BJJ plateau, don’t hesitate to make it your goal to break it.

Be a better version of yourself

BJJ goals, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in general, can affect you both physically and mentally. In the end, Jiu Jitsu is not only about the physical moves but your mindfulness as well. In that respect, striving to always become a better you is always a great and necessary goal to have. Even if it may be a bit more challenging to define, this particular goal is something you personally have to understand in your own unique manner.

If you’re interested in starting your own BJJ journey and want to know more about the possibilities of BJJ goals, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Fenix BJJ & Kickboxing. Also, don’t hesitate to check our available programs to find the perfect fit for your needs and wants.

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How to Keep Improving in BJJ Even When Injured https://fenixbjjlowell.com/keep-improving-in-bjj/ Mon, 03 Sep 2018 17:45:38 +0000 http://fenixbjjlowell.com/?p=1184 BJJ injuries are not uncommon regardless of your level. We have already discussed possible reasons why your injuries may not be healing. Of course, not resting enough is a major reason for concern in this case. However, that doesn’t mean that you cannot make the most out of your time and keep improving in BJJ […]

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BJJ injuries are not uncommon regardless of your level. We have already discussed possible reasons why your injuries may not be healing. Of course, not resting enough is a major reason for concern in this case. However, that doesn’t mean that you cannot make the most out of your time and keep improving in BJJ and in life, even when recovering from an injury that may be preventing you to actively practice on the mat.

Rest and treat your injury

There are some minor injuries that can recover quickly if you treat them well and give them proper care. But there are also some that are more serious and it’s best to let them rest. It is important to see a doctor to identify the severity of your injury. That way, you’ll know from the start what to do.

Watch technique videos

There are plenty of videos online that will allow you to observe certain Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques and moves from different angles and positions. And if you want to keep improving in BJJ while resting, this is a great way to do so. Be as specific as possible when looking for these technique videos so that you can visualize the moves in great detail. This is also a method of learning.

Analyze your own moves

Similarly to the previous point, it would be very helpful to have videos of yourself during competition or training. That way you can watch your own techniques and moves first, so that you can compare more experienced BJJ practitioners with yourself. This type of comparison is not for you to be jealous or feel sorry for yourself, but to clearly see the potentially weak aspects of your moves that you can easily improve when observing them from a different viewpoint.

Spend time with your loved ones

If Jiu Jitsu consumes a large portion of your free time, recovering from an injury is a good opportunity to spend time with your friends and family, and show them how much you appreciate having them in your life. Since Brazilian Jiu Jitsu focuses on your mental and spiritual well-being as well, socializing is also one way to keep improving in BJJ.

Meditate and work on your mental health

Training your mind is the best thing you can do in your free time. Everyone has different methods and beliefs when it comes to doing this. In general, meditation seems to be very helpful. You can also work with a lifestyle coach or simply listen to similar recordings online. Of course, if you have your own way of practicing mindfulness, don’t hesitate to do whatever feels right for you.

In order to keep improving in BJJ even when injured, you should also seek advice from Jiu Jitsu practitioners who are more experienced. Also, don’t hesitate to get more informed about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Fenix BJJ & Kickboxing. You can also check our available programs and see for yourself whether BJJ may be the right choice for you; especially if you’re looking for something lifechanging and meaningful from a physical activity.

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