There are a lot of folks who like Jiu-Jitsu, have plenty of yearning to learn acrobatic moves and holds like the rear-naked choke and armbar, but when they begin to approach an academy… their legs start to shake and they decide to go back in the direction from which they came.
The result is that this little fear and lack of confidence is the impediment keeping the person from a healthy life full of new friends and with fewer misgivings about taking life by the horns.
To take the first step, it’s as simple as taking a first step.
Breathe in, gather your courage, and walk through the academy doors. You’ll see that a Jiu-Jitsu school isn’t made up of just big dudes and UFC fighters, but mostly by white belts, veterans, children and women.
Introduce yourself to the headmaster, and have a talk with him. Explain your fears and desires, and he’ll certainly be able to orient you. If you want to bring your kids along to learn to defend themselves too, ask about the kids classes, which every academy has on offer as well.
There you go. Now you have gained entry into the wonderful world of Jiu-Jitsu. And can finally learn to fall, get up, fend off punches and perform other simple and efficient self-defense techniques.
Still not sure? Watch the following video and get inspired.