Did you know that Double Dose Muay Thai Gym offers a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program? The gym wanted to add another program for their students to be able to learn a different fighting style and learn the culture behind Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. BJJ classes are offered to all students attending Muay Thai classes and any new students who may only be interested in BJJ. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a sport that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It is a combination of self defense, combat and martial arts. It consists of two people trying to get one another to the ground and do certain techniques to put their opponent into submission. The sport promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger person by using leverage and proper technique. BJJ has a different uniform then Muay Thai. In Muay Thai students wear the gyms shirt, Muay Thai shorts, arm band, hand wraps and gloves. BJJ is different, students wear something called a gi and a belt no arm band or hand wraps. People say that you can benefit from doing BJJ. BJJ can help you stay in shape and gain skills that will help you in any self defense situations. You will also be able to get a better understanding of what your body and anyone else’s body is capable of doing. You do not know what you are capable of doing until you actually try and you are put in a situation where you need to. Why not be prepared? You will gain patience when learning BJJ, instructors want to make sure you understand the techniques before attempting on classmates. Double Dose gym offers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes a couple times a week. The classes are held at times where it won’t interfere with Muay Thai classes, so you can be taking both programs at the same time.
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Anger can be expressed in many different ways. Some people get angry and use it where it is not appropriate and others get angry and use it as an advantage in a sport. Kickboxing is a great sport known to be good for letting out frustration and anger. At Double Dose Muay Thai you are taught a technique in class, you must know the technique before you can put all your strength into it and practice it on the punching bags. Without realizing it you are learning patience while being taught the technique and you are learning to let your frustration out on the bag once you have the basic steps of the technique. Every person that does Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitzu and any sport need to also learn how to keep control. When practicing techniques and learning new strategies you must know how to control yourself and know when it is time to put all of your force and what some people may see as let out all of your anger, the reason why is because students do not always learn techniques on the bags and by themselves they work together in partners. When working together in partners it helps each student see how the technique is supposed to be done properly and exactly where on the body the combination should land. Without practicing on each other students will not be able to see how a visual for when they really need to perform the combination. When partnering up, students do not hurt each other they go back and forth practicing the technique softly unless they are using thai pads or belly pads. If one person can not control their anger and hits their partner hard because they weren’t able to resist then when it is their partners turn to do the combination they will become angry and return the combination with anger. That can create drama that is unnecessary. That is why from the beginning the instructors teach you to how to control yourself and learn the technique properly. The instructors also make sure that they remind you at all times when it is ok to put force into a technique and combination. If you tend to get angry and don’t know how to let your frustration out Muay Thai Kickboxing is a great way to help you.