Ralph Gracie Mission Viejo, CA

Jiu Jitsu for Different Age Groups: From Kids to Seniors

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Benefits

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a highly effective defense training technique which applies real-world, effective groundwork and takedown techniques to use an opponent’s force against them, providing practitioners of varying degrees of size, strength and skill the ability to gain advantage and neutralize dangerous situations.

It is a martial art which has emerged from a richly woven tapestry of history and culture. One which has justly earned its respected place in the world of sports today. 

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu builds strength and endurance and instills mental fortitude and confidence. Its philosophy is grounded in the values of gratitude, respect and grace; and, taught by its masters, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is also an exceptional way to become and remain physically fit and mentally healthy.

…and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu doesn’t simply promote good health, keep us safe and help us to realize our best selves and live our best lives. It is a sport for everyone, with respected instructors who possess the talent to guide, motivate and inspire students in all age groups and from all walks of life.

Where to Learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

The Ralph Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy in Mission Viejo, California, which has been named “Best Martial Arts School” and inducted into the Business Hall of Fame for the last five consecutive years, is revered at one of the world’s best for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction and offers Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes for every skill level within every age group. 

Ralph Gracie Mission Viejo provides a welcoming, supportive atmosphere for all of its students. Ralph Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy students are encouraged to perfect their technique and win competitions. Yet they are also taught to win with humility and succeed in life by putting forth those same best efforts and high morals. The ground rules of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu help to maximize these principles and instill respect.

Students of Ralph Gracie Mission Viejo master valuable life skills and they learn how to defend themselves and the people around them. Students of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu also gain physical acumen and enjoy positive social interaction. 

Highly Skilled Instructors

Ralph Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy is home to lead instructor, black belt and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Master Marcela Lucena, the first Ultimate Fighting Champion in the world. Marcela Lucena is a Rio de Janeiro State, Brazilian, American, Pan American and world champion, as well as a three-time bronze medal champion of the first world-held Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions with over 25 years of experience in the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He has trained with the best of the best and continues to do so, competing at the highest level Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments, including the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation World Master in Las Vegas.

An Exceptional Fitness Program for Anyone

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu conditioning offers a high-intensity work-out for the full body; and the incredible work-out Brazilian Jiu Jitsu provides results in improved physical fitness and mental outlook, as well as better health and even stress reduction. The training for this dynamic sport can result in numerous additional health benefits including an increase in strength and endurance. 

Providing Numerous Advantages as We Age

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu also propels the body into a more fluid state, promoting flexibility and an increased range of motion. Other advantages of participating in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are the improvements of balance, coordination and an overall body awareness which can all help us to avoid injury. It is also not uncommon to burn upwards of 500 calories during a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu conditioning session, promoting optimal weight management as well. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training can improve heart health, circulation (and, subsequently, memory) and sleep patterns. Plus, it releases endorphins which can reduce depression and simply make you feel good.

A Beneficial Activity for Children and Teens

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a particularly positive activity for children and teens, who are at a stage of development where social interaction, physical engagement and important life lessons are all indispensable for their achievement of a healthy level of maturity and excelling in life. One of the hottest things trending, with record ticket sales and Ultimate Fighting Championship arenas throughout the entire world, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu also isn’t hard to sell to kids; and the benefits it provides them are amazing…

Self-esteem – Trying and excelling at something exciting and new can boost self-confidence. 

Discipline – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu provides structure, reinforcing good values and behavior, as well as patience and self-control.

Physical Health – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can improve physical strength, stamina, motor skills, coordination and balance, as well as aid in weight management.

Mood Booster – An excellent way to burn off excess energy, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been proven to decrease anxiety, depression, anger and aggression.

Mental Acuity – The workout provided by Brazilian Jiu Jitsu also improves sleep patterns and, subsequently, concentration and focus. It also teaches valuable problem-solving skills.

Social Aspect – Joining a group of positive people and making new friends can be a priceless component in the development of a child or teen.

To Learn More…

If you are interested in learning more about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Ralph Gracie Mission Viejo Academy, call 949-400-7108, email ralphgraciemv@gmail.com or visit us at our convenient location: 26861 Trabuco Road #H, Mission Viejo, California.