When I first saw Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ), I thought it was weird. It was about 12 years ago, I was in high school, and I was an old-school, stand-up boxer. I didn't get why those guys were rolling around on the floor, grabbing each other's legs and feet and arms. It wasn't until many years later that I realized the benefits of practicing BJJ. Here are my top reasons, in no particular order: 1. It's an amazing workout. Besides burning a TON of calories, practicing BJJ works muscles I didn't even know I had. There's nothing wrong with running a treadmill or lifting weights (I still do ... Read more