If you’ve been training Jiu-Jitsu for a while, think back to the first time you stepped foot onto the mats. Compare the confidence you feel now to that first day. Chances are that the belief you have in yourself now is much greater than where it was when you first started.
On the other hand, if you’re just getting started with Jiu-Jitsu, or thinking about starting, you might feel the opposite. Even if you’re feeling doubtful now, you won’t feel that way forever. Here are a few ways that you gain self-confidence through Jiu-Jitsu:
1. You improve your health and physical fitness.
One way that you gain self-confidence through Jiu-Jitsu is the improvements to your health and physical fitness. As your fitness increases, so does your confidence. You begin to learn what your body is capable of, and it’s usually more than you thought was possible.
2. You learn a practical skill.
Your Jiu-Jitsu training will teach you a practical skill – self-defense. Though the intention is that you’ll never have to use what you’ve learned in a real-life situation, knowing that you possess the skills to manage a threat increases your self-confidence.
3. You develop problem-solving skills.
Another way you gain confidence through Jiu-Jitsu is by developing problem-solving skills. Practicing your skills with a partner is like a physical game of chess. Your brain practices encountering obstacles and finding ways around them. This process of finding solutions to problems on the mat carries over into your daily life and boosts your confidence.
4. You practice making mistakes.
Jiu-Jitsu is also a great environment to practice making mistakes and learning from them. If you’re not used to this learning process, then you’ll get a lot of experience with it through your training. Bouncing back from mistakes and applying what you’ve learned helps you develop a stronger belief in yourself and your abilities.
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