One of the greatest advantages of taking up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the fact that this allows you to meet new people and make new friends. However, even though this is definitely something to look forward to, not everyone is keen on starting a new journey on their own, regardless of the future promises. That said, training Jiu Jitsu with a friend can be an amazing start for people who want to experience all the benefits of BJJ but they don’t have the courage to take the first step on their own. If you have a friend who would gladly accompany you on this journey definitely ask them to join you! After all, this kind of a start has its own benefits as well.
Embrace the competitiveness easier
Competitiveness is necessary in BJJ for practitioners to progress. However, getting competitive in just the right way can be difficult for people who are beginners; even though this is the crucial aspect of the training for them. This is only natural at the beginning as it can get rather challenging to allow yourself “the freedom” to be competitive with others whom you may not know or are better than you skill-wise. Still, all of this shouldn’t matter because everyone’s goal is to have everyone improve. But, if you know yourself and are well aware of the fact that you won’t really be able to relax enough to embrace the competitive side of BJJ, training Jiu Jitsu with a friend can be the perfect solution! After all, you’re already comfortable around your friend. This can be helpful for both of you in terms of progress and relaxation.
Learn faster and better together
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is all about life-long learning and exploration of the world and oneself. However, practicing new moves in BJJ can be a tad challenging for people who don’t have a training partner outside the training center. So, if you wish to practice certain moves and exchange ideas outside the training center, having a friend whom you can do all that with can be very beneficial. Spending time together like this, practicing and discussing BJJ will definitely help you boost your skills faster and more efficiently.
Motivate one another constantly
Everybody has their ups and downs. It’s only logical that you’ll feel like ditching the training from time to time. This is precisely when training Jiu Jitsu with a friend can help you. By being on this journey together you will constantly be there for one another. A friend will support you and motivate you to join them for the class even when you don’t feel like it. Naturally, you’ll be able to do the same for your friend. Overcoming unwillingness, laziness, and procrastination is always easier and more effective with a buddy who knows exactly how you’re feeling.
If you’re interested in trying out Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, feel free to check out our available programs. You can get more information at Gentle Art Dojo as well. With so many wonderful things to learn and experience, don’t hesitate to act on your interest in this martial art.