Training in both striking and jiu jitsu martial arts has many advantages. Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling art, which means it focuses on control, pins, throws, locks and escapes. It’s meant to be used when your opponent has the upper hand. But, it also teaches you to defend yourself while on the ground. So, if you are ever on the ground with an attacker, at least you know how to get out of that situation.
Training in a striking martial art helps to improve your hand speed and reaction time. A lot of people think kickboxing and Muay Thai is just standing in front of someone and throwing punches, but it’s not! It relies heavily on footwork and dodging, which is great for improving your reflexes and avoiding getting hit by an unexpected punch.
Training in both striking and jiu-jitsu can help improve your overall flexibility and balance as well as strength. It will also improve you ability to handle anything that comes at you in a self defense situation