A lot of us who train Brazilian jiu-jitsu are in pretty good shape. I think that is a conservative statement. Back in July 2008 we covered weight loss in BJJ, relaying the stories of several guys who can attribute their great health now to simply training jiu-jitsu. It is a fact: training BJJ is a terrific way to keep fit.
But what I am wondering this time in our weekly BJJ poll is whether people in our community would be in the same great shape they are in if there was no jiu-jitsu. Heck, maybe they would be hooked on something else like hiking, soccer, or some other physical activity. But maybe there’s something special about BJJ that attracts some people who would not be involved in anything at all. Maybe if there were no jiu-jitsu, the folks who train BJJ now would be avid couch potatoes!
So let us know what you think by voting in this week’s BJJ Poll, and leave a comment below! What would you be doing if you did not have BJJ in your life?