Is competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu bad for you?

if you wrote that, you are completely right, competition is great win or lose.
but more than competition the fact of training on a regular basis is what keep you healthy.
 
It's not good for you if you have to fight Palhares.
 
if you wrote that, you are completely right, competition is great win or lose.
but more than competition the fact of training on a regular basis is what keep you healthy.

Definitely will. I just find it too easy to hide from challenging myself and my ego, if I only stay in the comfortable mats of my own gym :) Physically, it is only a matter of having that motivation to push myself a bit more than I usually would.
 
yes it is, if you do it you will die an never see your kids again
 
It could lead to injuries and such
 
It could lead to injuries and such

If you are afraid of getting injured, than you shouldn't train Jiu Jitsu LOL

I've probably had every single injury you can imagine over the last 13 years, and most of them have come in regular training, not competition.
 
If you are afraid of getting injured, than you shouldn't train Jiu Jitsu LOL

I've probably had every single injury you can imagine over the last 13 years, and most of them have come in regular training, not competition.

But are they major?
I have a nagging injury in my shoulder from when I was wrestling and I'm only 21
(its lasted since I was 16) I wouldn't want to gather up more injuries likethis it would make middle and laterages bad
 
But are they major?
I have a nagging injury in my shoulder from when I was wrestling and I'm only 21
(its lasted since I was 16) I wouldn't want to gather up more injuries likethis it would make middle and laterages bad

Yeah, a few big ones. Herniated disc in lower back probably the worst though.
 
A lot of people get injured doing BJJ, regardless of whether they compete or not. A lot of the movements are not natural for the human body (bending of the spine all the time, knees in awkward angles, takedowns, etc). Every black belt I have encountered has had some type of knee/back injury in the past, but they tell me if you train "smart" you can avoid all that. Outside of stretching regularly I don't know what training "smart" means, and too many schools don't have adequate warmups
 
Agree in your list of positive effects, but at the same time believe that if you are too really enjoy the competition scene you
 
Nice article.. will definitely consider doing a competition in the near future.
 
Competing=good
Competing to win at all costs = not so good
 
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