Martial arts specially jujitsu changes people’s lives for the better. Well it did change my life. From a angry teenager with a death wish I started martial arts to protect myself and to hurt anyone who tries to hurt me. At the start I trained on cement, no gloves only a mouth guard where bleeding and bruising all over my body was a daily occurrence I was taught the tough old school training method which toughened me up physically and mentally.
Being humbled after the millions of submissions placed on my body and having to tap out or head to the hospital changed my thought of what life is about (it’s not being perfect and never loosing) I then met the expert instructors and world champs I now call mates who taught me how a real martial artist and man should act and to treat people with respect. This was a massive step in my personal evolution I realised you didn’t have to be the toughest and most crazy in the room to gain respect. Other then being a great venting strategy martial arts helped me to learn how to learn and to learn how to learn from loosing. My learning started to get more in depth take ownership of the information which i learnt. In turn This information transferred into personal aspects of my life such as my confidence and mental toughness started growing as a result of the hard training. I can honestly say I’m not insecure about myself now and proud of the person who I’ve become but will never forget where I came from and the pain and suffering I pushed through to get to where I’m at right now. I 100% think if I didn’t have martial arts in my life i wouldn’t be here or I would be in jail.
Jujitsu saved my life and now I have the privilege to teach others what I’ve learnt to help change their lives for the better. If you want to create the very best version of yourself for you and for your loved ones I can’t recommend enough to start martial arts specially Bjj the life lessons are profound and life lasting. At the start it’s difficult being everyones bitch but some patients and persistence you will get past this stage becoming stronger (like a diamond your true strength shines through the application of pressure)
If your interested in trying martial arts such as Bjj, MMA and shootfighting don’t hesitate to get in contact with me here in Salisbury Adelaide to come try and see what you think of martial arts training for a week for free. Muscle & Martial Arts is a new training centre with a very positive fun and safe culture where you will learn the very best techniques that work in all aspects of competition or street self defence. If not train here I suggest you go and find a MMA school with a great culture, ability to learn from the best in the martial arts world and reap the benefits martial arts gives you.