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"I did Ju-Jitsu from the age of 12 to 27 (Junior Black Belt) but due to work and life commitments I couldn't make the lessons anymore. Now that I am 38 I have decided to start again at white belt and joined Lowlands Ju-Jitsu. It brings back all my happy memories and I am loving it!"
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4 Pillars of Self Defence
Ju-Jitsu is based around the the four pillars of self defence.
Pillar 1: Physical
The physical pillar is all about ensuring that your body can physically perform in any given situation. This includes:
- Cardio-vascular exercise.
If you struggle with any of these Ju-Jitsu will help improve any areas you are lacking during the extensive warm up.
Pillar 2: Emotional
Emotional defense is one that you may already practice without knowing it. Emotional attacks and take many forms such as:
- Negative remarks
- Peer pressure
- Low self confidence
- Lack of self discipline
Ju-Jitsu helps you build self confidence, discipline and a better way of thinking.
Pillar 3: Nutrition
A healthy diet and life style reduces the risk of illness. Improving your nutrition will also improve the first two pillars - your body and mind!
Pillar 4: Situational Awareness
It is more than likely you will find yourself in some kind of confrontation during your life time. Being able to recognise dangerous situations and deescalate any you get involved is the preferred way rather than having to physically defend yourself. It is always best to stay in an attentive but relaxed state so you are aware of the following:
- People - especially gangs
- Environmental hazards
- Sharp objects on the floor
- Dark alleyways
- Enclosed spaces
If you encounter an immediate potential threat then the first step is to avoid if possible. Ju-Jitsu is there to teach you to always be aware of what is going on around you.