All across the globe, you can read stories about how people have transformed, not with just their bodies, but with their lives as well because of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

If you have already practiced BJJ, this will be of no surprise to you at all.

Each and every class you attend is packed with different exercises and techniques, as well as sparring and drilling. This might seem like a really intense workout that is not for the faint-hearted. You may believe that you wouldn’t be up to something so intense. With the right support from instructors and practitioners, you will find that you can just do it, you will lose weight, gain muscles, and come alive for the first time in many years, and your confidence brimming over.

It is important to note that the art of BJJ is not for weight loss. Your class is not about weigh-ins and it’s not about worrying about your weight. It’s nothing like a slimming class or a session at the gym. Weight loss, however, will be a bi-product of your class. A class that will be filled with fun and a way to improve your overall health as well as your physical appearance.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Best Workout

Today, Evolve Daily brings you “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; Your New and Best Ever Workout

You are guaranteed to shed some pounds!

We are confident in saying that if you are looking forward to lose weight, BJJ is a great way to go about it.

In the first six months of training, overweight students often lose as much as 10-20 kg.

What’s really great about Jiu-Jitsu is that you don’t have to overdo it and moderation is possible. You will never find yourself out of your depth or thrown into something that is too intense or extreme. It cannot be compared to activities such as riding a bike or swimming, or any cardiovascular activities.

Jiu Jutsu Technique

The trick is to not start off with an intense level that you are not comfortable with. What you need to do is start at a level where you are most comfortable, gradually picking up intense levels as your body gets used to it and acclimatizes to your new routine.

So, what should you expect from your first ever BJJ class workout?

Exercise Level

So, let’s take a reassuring look at the level of exercise you will be dealing with when you join your very first BBJ class in Singapore, or maybe anywhere across the globe.

The Warm-Up

It all depends on the school you attend to, but it is not uncommon for the warm up to actually be the most intense part of your session. Don’t be frightened if your instructor starts you off with running around the mats, gymnastic exercises, or jumping jacks.

If you are finding this all a bit too much or a bit too challenging, don’t start to worry. You can join in at any level and participate at a level of intensity that you can keep up with. After that, you have the rest of the class to cope with so make sure to remember that!


Once warm up has finished, your instructor is likely to go on to demonstrate to you some of the most common BBJ techniques.

OOnce again, it all depends on the school you attend, but this could be basic position instructions or the correct execution of submissions.

Once you have watched these techniques, you will be partnered up so you can practice what you have learned. One thing that you should take note of here is that all techniques of BBJ are excellent ways to work out when exercised correctly.

The majority of the class will then most likely be dedicated to the practicing of these techniques.


The majority of the class will then most likely be dedicated to the practicing of these techniques.

Rolling is a term used to describe a particular type of sparring that is practiced in a live environment.

Jiu Jutsu Rolling

Now to the back-end of your BBJ class, you will once take a partner of similar stature and with whom you will practice everything you have learned. You will actively work on the techniques you have been learning in what is commonly referred to as a “live” situation.

All this might sound a little extreme to someone who has never stepped foot in a BJJ school before, but isn’t. Both your partner as well as your instructor will guide you along the way.

The reason why you will start to lose weight with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not always something that happens in the class itself.

It’s actually what happens when you are not at school and on your mat.

BBJ has a huge effect on your way of thinking and the lifestyle that you would choose to lead.

Having said this, don’t expect the first session you partake in will change your life forever, although it is possible.

If you begin to enjoy your classes and BJJ is allowing you to lose weight, this is a step in the direction of a total transformation. For some, it only takes a week or two to become totally ingrained in BJJ. Once you reach this stage, you will constantly look for more ways to improve. You’ll want to improve your physical abilities more, too.

So, it is common that BJJ has a profound effect on the way people approach on both their lifestyle and diet.

If you want to get the max out of your body, you need to fuel it in the correct way. You will start to opt for healthy choices and you will start to lose interest with junk foods.

Wanting to be the best that you can in the art of BJJ will ensure you to begin reflecting on your overall lifestyle and start to implement changes.

But, why will you start to care this much about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

BJJ is fun and there’s no better way to lose weight than one that you enjoy.

Anyone can go out running in the morning in a bid to lose weight but how many people actually enjoy a morning run?

Running in the morning is not everyone’s cup of tea; though some find it enjoyable, most don’t.

When you join a BJJ class, you will join a community that will surround you with people with the same goals as you.

It is this sense of community spirit at school that will encourage you to keep on coming back and to further improve on the techniques you learn. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu requires just a uniform and a way to arrive at class. No expensive tools or equipment needed.

You will see improvements, not just in your body but also in your mind. You will gain confidence as your professional and social network begins to expand. You will also be learning a great way to defend yourself whenever should you need it.

So, if you have been piling on the pounds and are looking for a way to lose weight, you have come to the right place.

The best time to start BJJ is today.