A female Jiu-Jitsu student grapples with a male Jiu-Jitsu studentIf you’re new to Jiu-Jitsu, you might be wondering if this sport is right for you. Starting any new activity when you have limited experience can be intimidating.

  • You might be wondering if Jiu-Jitsu is right for you given that:
  • You have no interest in competing.
  • You’ve never done martial arts of any style before.
  • Your goals are more about improving fitness.
  • You’re getting started as an adult.
  • You haven’t worked out in years.

One of the great things about Jiu-Jitsu is that it’s for all ages and purposes. It’s not just for highly trained and experienced fighters! Jiu-Jitsu is great – even when you just want to get in shape and learn a highly efficient form of self-defense. Once you get started with Jiu-Jitsu, you’ll meet an awesome community of people who share similar goals and interests to you.

If you’re wondering if Jiu-Jitsu is right for you, here are a few things to consider that might help you get started sooner rather than later.


If you’re reading this, chances are pretty good that you are curious about trying Jiu-Jitsu and starting something new. Whether your interest comes from getting in shape, learning an efficient form of self-defense, or potentially competing, then yes. Jiu-Jitsu can help you achieve these types of goals.

Willingness to Learn

Jiu-Jitsu is an activity that is good for the body and the mind. If you’re open and willing to learn, then Jiu-Jitsu is right for you. Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been training for years, it’s important to maintain your willingness to learn. Sometimes this means setting your ego aside. Other days you might have to take a step back and manage your expectations. Part of the learning process is doing things you’ve never done before. As you learn, you’ll figure out that it’s okay to feel overwhelmed sometimes, and you’ll figure out how to deal with this and other mental challenges.


If you’re not a patient person, Jiu-Jitsu can help you develop this skill. It’s not a sport that you can learn in a week or by dropping in to train whenever you might feel like it. Instead, jiu-Jitsu takes time, patience, dedication, and consistency. And when you’re willing to commit to the process, you’ll experience all that this sport has to offer.

The only person who can determine if Jiu-Jitsu is right for you…is you. And now is a great time for you to get started!

Contact us today to learn more about the programs we offer at Team Rhino Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Meridian.