BJJ is a sport that uses all your muscles, including some you have never even heard of and thats not to mention the cardio intensity that is also involved. BJJ practitioners train a lot to be the best and that also requires eating the right foods. They are always conscious of their weight because in competition they must choose a weight category and no BJJ competitor wants to compete out of their weight class, therefore carrying any excess weight is out of the question!
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is essentially human chess. You need to be able to think and fight at the same time, and this is no easy achievement. You need to be able to lay traps and also predict what your opponent is doing, all whilst trying to not get choked out!
To succeed in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu takes a long time. We are not talking about a 2 year route to black belt like in some martial arts... we are talking about 10 years on average. If you are lucky enough to meet a BJJ black belt, you are in the presence of a person that has utter dedication and commitment, something that most women really like.
Trust us on this, BJJ practitioners would give a gymnast a run for their money,
Lets face it, you are grappling with another bloke which means that you are in very close contact with them. If you compete in No Gi, you may have to compete with a guy who goes topless. There is no place for homophobia in BJJ and you will very often end up with your head in very close proximity to your opponents meat and 2 veg.
You see gym rats with muscles popping out and they look intimidating but your average BJJ practitioner is the real alpha male. They have super core strength, dexterity and are ice cool in conflict situations. You won't find a Jiu Jitsu practitioner acting tough or trying to be dominant, they are low key, understated and confident. The reason is simple, they have nothing to prove, they do it week in and week out on the mat but don't let this quiet assurance fool you... you mess with them or their partners/ friends and you are in a world of pain.
The man is a legend. No other reason necessary!