It is common to have some doubts or to feel anxious about your first BJJ class, well, don't worry, this article will help you overcome all such thoughts that you might have before joining a Brazilian jiu-jitsu class.
1. Do not be nervous/anxious
We understand walking through your first BJJ class is quite hard, especially when you are alone. You just have to remember that everyone else in your class had a 'day one' including your trainer. Still, if you are unable to overcome your anxiety and nervousness then a simple thing to do is - bring a friend. Bringing a friend who is also keenly interested in learning BJJ will make you comfortable and helps you relax.
2. You do not have to be fit to attend your first BJJ class
Most of the people have this mindset that they need to achieve a certain level of fitness to learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu but that shouldn't be the case, instead, people should participate in the classes and learn BJJ techniques. BJJ is one of the best physical workouts and fitness can be achieved eventually.
3. You do not have to be super flexible
We agree there is this misconception that you need to possess a high range of flexibility to perform BJJ but that's not something you should believe and cease yourself from joining a BJJ class. You will be performing warm-up exercises before learning the techniques that will help you improve your flexibility.
4. You do not have to worry about training with people of different age groups, gender, and skill level.
BJJ classes consist of a diverse range of students, most of them, especially females might have this doubt that they will have to train with a muscular 85kg men who have been training for two or three years. To be honest, this won't be the scenario, your trainers will allot the best training partner according to your level.
5. You do not have to spar with other people
There will be sparring sessions in a BJJ class but remember, nobody will force you to participate in such sessions at the very first day of your BJJ class.
6. Do not hesitate to ask questions
Doesn't matter if it is your career, class, or anything in life, you shouldn't hesitate to ask questions. Moreover, BJJ trainers love to answer your questions and this will show your interest in learning BJJ to the trainer. Trainers look at those who ask questions as highly motivated and attentive.
So, now you know that these things are just tiny barriers created by your mind and it's worthless to cease your BJJ training due to this. We hope there's nothing that is stopping you from taking a BJJ class now, still, if something else is stopping you then better sign up for a trial class and then decide. Book a BJJ trial class at ICSA now!