Lose Weight and Get in Shape Learning Jiu Jitsu or Kickboxing at the Boxing Gym

In case you have been living under a rock for the past decade, but the martial art jiu jitsu has become very popular among males and the sport kickboxing is becoming quite popular with the females.

More and more people across the land are starting to realize that boxing gyms aren't those cement block wall buildings with a bunch of knuckle dragging goons beating a bunch of sand bags. Most people tend to think that boxing gyms are nothing more but dirty, dingy, dim lit rooms with a single broken down boxing ring in the center. Of course they all come with some short, stout, foul-mouthed old man who chews on an old cigar named Floyd standing in it. Remember the Rocky movies... ? Almost exactly like that.

This couldn't be further from the truth.

Although this may have been true at one time, but because of health & safety codes these types of establishments are near to nonexistence. But whatever you do, never confuse a boxing gym with a health club - you might get punched in the face. You won't find anyone doing any of those aerobics at a boxing gym. At a boxing gym it's called calisthenics.

Jiu Jitsu may also be referred to a style of martial art from the country of Japan that consists of grappling and striking techniques called Jujutsu. But it may also refer to the Brazilian jiu-jitsu technique. It's not only a martial art; it's also considered a combat sport that's commonly found in today's mixed martial arts competitions.

Jiu jitsu style training is fast, hard and very powerful. It builds character as well as strength. If you're looking to lose weight, then kickboxing may be just what you're looking for. You will simply amaze yourself at how fast you'll be losing weight (as long as you stick to it) doing either the Brazilian technique or the basic, ever popular style.