Have you never practiced martial arts before and now, as an older adult, you fear you are too old? You most definitely are not! If anything, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not dangerous, but extremely helpful for older adults and seniors. The level of intensity can be customized, you can learn how not to get hurt, and it is fun and physical activity. If you are looking for a new hobby or sport to start in your older years, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a great choice!
MMA and BJJ: What’s the Difference?
Posted: August 23, 2017
We’re sure you have heard of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), but do you know what they are? BBJ is a way of life that teaches balance, while MMA is a sport that utilizes many of the techniques found in BBJ. At Phoenix BJJ and MMA Academy, we teach Jiu Jitsu along with Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Fitness. Our skilled instructors can refine your technique, and ready you for competition. Read on to see just what BBJ and MMA are, and decide if a class is right for you!
Mixed Martial Arts
Mixed Martial Arts is a sanctioned sporting event, involving competitors that are matched based on size, skill, strength and experience. Within a controlled environment, they compete to see who is the better fighter. These fights can include striking, standing and grappling, and ground grappling. MMA has its roots and heritage in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the Gracie family. While the lifestyle of BJJ aims to avoid fights, MMA is a sport in which athletes train for planned fighting events. MMA is a career, and to truly master these mixed martial arts athletes must train with dedication.