When you live with mental illness, your greatest opponent on the mat isn’t the person you’re rolling with. Instead, you find yourself grappling with your own mind… and it’s a fight you won’t always win. The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that nearly 19 percent of U.S. adults experience mental illness in a given […]

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In the past few years, there’s been a surge of gyms offering “women’s self-defense” courses, and from a business standpoint, it’s a smart move. Every day, there are stories about women who are beaten, raped, and murdered by people who are much bigger and stronger than them, so it makes sense that we’d want to […]

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Over the years positive impact of bjj on mental health and specific issues has been discussed. Being involved with a martial art will increase self-esteem, self-confidence, management of feelings, and decrease sleep disturbances and depression. New Scientific Study Measuring Positive Influence Of Jiu-Jitsu on PTSD Successful competitive BJJ players are characterized by very sporadic neurotic […]

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Substance abuse is harmful enough for the body both physically and emotionally, yet addiction recovery presents even bigger challenges in both categories. At a critical point in your life when you will need an outlet for healing beyond treatment, BJJ is an excellent way to naturally heal yourself. The fundamentals of BJJ, along with the […]

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