Everyday, people decide to start studying mixed martial arts. Their reasons are varied, but they all have one. Various different aspects of MMA are gaining a lot of main stream popularity, and have become an acceptable form of exercise for men and women, and in some cases, even children. Let’s explore the three biggest reasons to train in MMA. And by MMA training, I’m talking about Jiu Jitsu and forms of Muay Thai for the most part, because thats what many new people associate with MMA training.
Tone Up and Slim Down
Losing weight is easily the number one reason people start doing MMA for fitness. Cardio kickboxing classes throughout the country are packed with women and men trying to cut down. And statistically, women tend to outnumber the men. They seem to be able to commit better. And while Jiu Jitsu is great for fitness as well, it’s far easier to lose weight with kickboxing than any other MMA training.
Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery
The biggest reason people start doing full MMA training in Boulder is clearly due to the immense popularity of the UFC.The UFC introduced people everywhere to Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai. And people love it. They want to learn the techniques and skills they see on TV, and perhaps they too can be a great fighter in the UFC one day. It’s no different than playing football and trying to get into the NFL.
95% of All Fights Go to the Ground
And for some people, the biggest appeal is self defense. The best martial art for self defense is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Royce Gracie demonstrated the superiority of BJJ over all other styles, and dominated the first few UFC tournaments, relying almost solely on his ground game. That really opened peoples eye to BJJ’s effectiveness.
If one of these reasons appeals to you, you’re not alone. Millions of people across the world study MMA, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t. If you want to train in MMA in Boulder, come down to Easton BJJ and try it out for 30 days FREE. Whether you want to train for the same reasons above, or one totally your own, we can get you started down the path.