Many people suffering from having low self-esteem and virtually no confidence have found their salvation through the practice of martial arts, especially the art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. What makes Brazilian jiu-jitsu so widely accepted is the broadest range of all grappling arts. On the jiu-jitsu mats you can see all kinds and types of people, from high school kids to men well into their 80s practicing the art, each with their own story on how Brazilian jiu-jitsu changed their lives.
Also, the number of celebrities indulging in the art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu is rapidly increasing over the years. Many famous movie actors, tv starts, pop singers and athletes are beginning to train Brazilian jiu-jitsu and can’t speak enough of the countless benefits that this martial art is offering.
Ashton Kutcher, who is training with the Machado brothers, states that Brazilian jiu-jitsu is one of the best ways to stay in shape and learn something new. Another celebrity that practices Brazilian jiu-jitsu is Keanu Reeves, also with the Machado brothers. He says that he started training to prepare for his action-packed movie “John Wick” and his sequel “John Wick chapter 2”, where you can see him doing live jiu-jitsu moves that are highly applicable. He also stated that he is always looking something to challenge himself and explore something new, which is exactly what jiu-jitsu brings in your life.
On the other hand, pop singer Demi Lovato has started the jiu-jitsu path for different reasons. When she was younger, she suffered from various mental and physical issues. She wasn’t satisfied with the way she looked, so she looked for the solution in taking pills, bulimia, anorexia and many more, each one of them to be proven ineffective to the problem.
That was, until she got exposed to the art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which has dramatically changed her life to the better. Lovato states that she is now more comfortable with her physical appearance, way more confident in herself and her abilities and finally being able to do what she loves and pursue her career.
Judging by her words, she really loves Brazilian jiu-jitsu and openly states that it has changed her life. She keeps training consistently and advises everyone to give it a chance to change their lives too, as it did to hers.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu and martial arts in general can be proven very effective for battling depression, low self-esteem, both mental and physical issues and many more. With the act of training and learning something new, you grow as a person and build your character, believe in yourself and allow yourself to set foot on the path that will change your life in a way you never thought possible.