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The benefits of Brazilian jiu-jitsu

Known as a gentle art (also known as the "suave art), Brazilian jiu-jitsu has many benefits for the body and mind. We've written a list of reasons why you should try this martial art. 

Brazilian jiu-jitsu

The art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu was developed based on the idea that it is possible to overcome a stronger opponent using techniques and levers against their strength. The effectiveness of Brazilian jiu-jitsu techniques has been widely demonstrated in the challenges taken on by the Gracie family and the first mixed martial arts tournaments. 

Statistically, it has also been demonstrated that in real-world combat, a large number of fights end on the ground, where Brazilian jiu-jitsu gives a significant advantage.

Also known as "Arte Suave" (which literally means the "gentle art" in reference to the flexibility and technique used instead of strength), Brazilian jiu-jitsu can have numerous benefits for physical health and mental well-being. Read on to find our list of good reasons why you should try this sport.

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The main benefits of jiu-jitsu:

- Develops strength, endurance, flexibility and coordination.

- Helps lose weight and improve physical condition (strengthens muscles, develops cardiovascular and respiratory capabilities).

- Develops self-confidence (also teaches self-defence techniques).

- Helps reduce stress and anxiety.

- Helps improve reflexes.

- The lifestyle that accompanies the practice of Brazilian jiu-jitsu also has health benefits thanks to stretching and encourages healthy eating.

Discover the Outshock Brazilian jiu-jitsu uniform

To help Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighters confidently execute their moves and participate in competitions, a uniform adapted to the needs of Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a must. 

Decathlon has developed and Brazilian jiu-jitsu uniform that meets the needs of fighters under its Outshock combat sports brand. 

Its specific cut, triple- and double-reinforced seams and reinforcements at the knees and shoulders ensure that combatants have a uniform suitable for resisting grabs whilst allowing the freedom of movement needed for Brazilian jiu-jitsu. We've also developed special belts that will accompany you as you progress through the sport.

The Outshock Brazilian jiu-jitsu uniform and belt will ensure you're perfectly kitted out for advancing in your training.

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The benefits of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
The benefits of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
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BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU AMBASSADOR