Brazilian jiu-jitsu / Friday MMA, and gloves training
Training location: Szombathely, Szövő u. 100.
In the training sessions, after developing strength and endurance, Brazilian jiu jitsu techniques are taught.
We participate in competitions at home and abroad. It is also possible to take part in training sessions organised by sister clubs or to take part in Max Carvalho's Master training sessions. We welcome everyone who wants to play jitsu, regardless of gender or age. There is also the possibility of private training or morning training. Here you can start jitsu or improve up to black belt!
Trainer: Balázs Fábián - student of Max Carvalho, brown belt, multiple Hungarian Gi/NoGi champion
Five surprising advantages of Brazilian jitsu
*The following text originally appeared on Jiu-Jitsu Times.
Four years ago, I took up Brazilian jiu-jitsu because I was bored of the regular gym circuit and wanted to learn the techniques Royce Gracie used in the early UFC to defeat opponents much bigger than him. While most people are motivated to try BJJ or other martial arts by similar everyday thoughts, many people realize after only a few months of training that training also provides mental, emotional and spiritual benefits. And many of these benefits extend beyond the training and the tatami, helping to move lives, relationships and careers forward, and also helping the practitioner of the sport to fulfil their potential. Here are five lessons BJJ teaches you that will help you in your everyday life.
You get used to uncomfortable situations
For a "soft art", you don't feel any softness when you start learning jiu-jitsu. In fact, it's very uncomfortable, and almost unbearable, to train in a hot and stuffy room where you can cut the smell of your feet while a hundred-pound competitor with a much darker belt than yours is pressing his full body weight against your jaw. Over and over again, drops of sweat that aren't yours fall into your ears, nose or mouth, making you gag and almost vomit. In a few months, then years, you'll learn how to feel comfortable in uncomfortable situations both on and off the tatami. Whether it's wild camping or having to give a speech in front of a large audience, training will help you in any situation where you need to overcome physical and mental discomfort.
It takes a lot of time and a lot of mistakes to finally achieve your goals
When I was younger, I was always envious of my peers who could do everything so easily, whether it was difficult math problems or spectacular manoeuvres on the basketball court. The apparent ease with which some people can solve difficult things can be daunting for many. I used to think that if I wasn't good at a game, sport or subject from the start, I just didn't have the knack for it. BJJ training showed me that learning and progress takes time, patience and effort - on the tatami, in the office, in the classroom and in other areas of life. And making mistakes is part of learning and should not be confused with failure.
You can't do everything alone
Although jiu-jitsu is an individual sport, outside of competition it is one of the most team-oriented and collaborative sports there is. You can do some conditioning exercises on your own, but to really practice, roll with the punches and spot what you need to improve, you'll need coaches and training partners. Your peers will point out your technical flaws, they'll show you new moves and details, and they'll take the extra time to practice with you and help you become a better martial artist. No BJJ player has ever honed their game on their own. To move forward, you need a cooperative team, a family.
You become more patient because others are patient with you
Surely you remember those higher belt level jitsus who were terribly patient with you when you were a confused beginner, or at least those who rolled their eyes when a move still didn't come off even though it had been explained to you ten times in the last five minutes. BJJ teaches you how to be more patient with yourself and others. Time and time again, there comes a point when either you have to be patient with your training partner or you are the one who needs to be patient. Just a few months of jitsu training and you will be able to relate to others in a more mature way, both because you will release the stress you have built up during the day and because you will follow the example set by the empathetic higher belt.
You will do things you thought you could never do
When I first started learning the sport, I was still easily swept up by the four-striped white belts, and the members of my school's competitive team who won medals and strutted on the podiums seemed like supernatural beings to me. At the time I thought I would never get a blue belt, and I would never have thought of entering a competition, fearing for my health and alarmed at the thought of being humiliated in a gym with a packed grandstand. Oh yes, and the jitsum was terribly weak. Then four years later I'm actively competing and doing great. When I started jitsu, I never thought that would ever be possible. As you train, you become more confident on and off the tatami, and the way you reach new milestones on the mat shows up in your personal life. Because it's not that you don't have the potential to achieve great and interesting things in life, it's that you may never have had the opportunity to fulfil yourself. As Joe Rogan once said, "martial arts is a means of showing your potential." The more you train and learn, the more you will realize what you are capable of in life, on and off the tatami.