Benefits of Jiu-Jitsu are numerous: self-defense, fitness, health, social skills, self-confidence, low ego, camaraderie, etc… However, not all the world and understand these benefits.
This principle is the same must face when you attacked in brazilian in Jiu-Jitsu:
Step 1 – Remain Silent
Step 2 – Gather information
Step 3 – Check your Understanding
Step 4 – Find the mood of the opponent
Step 5 – Manage our opponent objections
Step 6 – Do your moves
Step 7 – Repeat
Really, the best way to show someone Effectiveness Jiu-Jitsu is using it on them, and no more clear from this example that Gracie Family.
These are some of the most common excuses people use to avoid jujitsu and how to counter … Using Jiu-Jitsu!
1- “I do not need to learn Jiu-Jitsu; I got a gun / knife / samurai sword”.
A gun is the ultimate weapon. Although you can say the same of having a tank. But what if you do not have a gun or some other weapon at the exact moment when you’re being attacked? Soldiers learn hand to hand combat and are taught Ju- Jitsu samurai (Japanese traditional) if they did not have a sword with them. You should always be ready.
2- ” Running is the best technique of self-defense.”
This is true, but it is not always an option. What if you are with someone else or a child? You cannot just run and leave them behind. You might also be trapped in a room with the attacker.
3- “I can learn Jiu -Jitsu YouTube”
True, YouTube offers plenty of free education, but all there on YouTube is invalid. Not all climbing information to YouTube has a high level. Some people upload fanciful techniques that they themselves would not use to shoot. The ideal is to have an experienced instructor to guide you. YouTube is good for your workout supplement but never will replace
4- “Puedo obtener más desarrollo muscular gracias al Crossfit/Levantamiento de pesas/Correr.”
That depends on your goals. If your goal is to have a beach body or have huge muscles, then the gym is your best choice. But if your goal is to learn to stand up and make a good workout, then choose the Jiu Jitsu. You can always make a side to lift weights or run.
5. “Taking someone to the floor is the stupidest thing you can do on the street.”
Takedown a person on the street is not always advisable because you cannot see if there are more attackers behind you. There are many techniques of Jiu -Jitsu that do not require the floor to take your opponent to complete it (levers and strangulation from the standing position, wrist twisting, etc.). Jiu Jitsu is useful against larger and stronger opponents. There are great chances that end up back on the floor. Guess what? You will be able to finish the fight using your Jiu Jitsu.
6- “Some of the positions are too ‘ close ‘ for my comfort.”
The first time I saw a BJJ class was in 1999, I saw a sweaty types rolling on one floor over the other in very strange positions. So I thought I would not be comfortable in those positions and decided to train Muay Thai. Then when I returned to Jiu -Jitsu in 2001, I realized that when someone is riding and tries to hurt your arm, the last thing you think about is how rare that situation. You only think about surviving and reverse the position.
7- “I’m too old”
It’s never too late to start training. My instructor Jovan Žerjal was 39 when he started in Jiu-Jitsu, and always competed against people half his age. I am 35 years old and I am 18 thanks to Jiu-Jitsu. The multiple world champion BJJ, Runes Cobrinha, began training at age 21, at which time many world champions and trained since childhood.
8- “I am afraid of injury”
You can get injured doing anything. I trained BJJ for 14 years and I’ve never broken a bone. My father broke his leg skiing and then again after falling down the stairs. You can do Jiu-Jitsu and your life will be relatively safe. Other arts such as Judo or grappling struggle are much tougher with the body.
9- “First I need to be fit”
What better way to get in shape! If you want to be fit for the Jiu-Jitsu, Jiu-Jitsu must do. Nothing will get in better shape for the Jiu-Jitsu to roll.
10- “The Jiu-Jitsu is useless against multiple attackers”
No martial art is bulletproof. Even if you train for multiple attackers, you’ll never know what will happen on the street. Any martial art Flaunt prepare for multiple attackers is a lie. Jiu-Jitsu is a solid martial art for self-defense but need an instructor who knows how encaminarte for that goal.
“It’s very expensive and I have bills to pay”
This does not count as part of the excuses for the following reason, when I worked in real estate the only objection I could not overcome was the money. If the boy could not afford an apartment 300,000 (not received bank financing, etc.) then I did not expect that we could close the deal. In the case of BJJ, it’s all about priorities. You have to expect the guy appears from $ 100 a month to train.
Many people are too embarrassed to admit they cannot afford. That’s why you should find out why they do not want to train.
A good way to tell if money is a problem is saying the price of training per month is $ 1 ‘Do you want to take classes?.’ If they say yes, then we now know that money is the problem.
The solution would offer one month free and then depending on how you feel, talk of numbers.