Things have drastically changed in the last two years and unfortunately, many do not understand that they will never go back to the old days, this is the new normal. It’s a painful reality to soak in. Due to social disruption, violence, and aggression being on the rise across the United States, the ability to protect yourself and those you love from dangerous situations is imperative.
You must take a moment and realize that you are alive during some of the most historic times in human history. We are witnessing the decay of empires and massive shifts in social in behaviors.
Growing Crime and Distress in the World
Unless you have been living under a rock you have noticed in uptick in crime all around the world.
Conflicts in Russia, worries of Pandemics arising again, inflation, governments being over thrown, you name it. The list can continue to go on with the things that are going wrong in the world at the moment. The only thing you can do in this situation is go inward and start to become more self-sufficient. Start working on creating multiple income streams, secure your own food, learn to fight, and keeping your head down is your best bet to making it out of the other side ahead. Stepping up and taking charge of yourself and making sure the ones you love dearest is the first step to rebuilding a society with strong back bones.
We are not the only ones who believe that things will get worse before they get better. Check out Andy.
Do you actually think things get better without massive conflict or revolution?— Arbitrage Andy (@ArbitrageAndy1) July 27, 2022
At the Grapplers Graveyard, we mainly have discussed the philosophies found within the sport of jiu-jitsu. The importance of the sport on mental well-being has been clearly understood by all our readers. A huge component to writing about this is getting people to understand that you need to take matters into your own hands and learn how to protect yourself. Self-defense for both men and woman should be mandatory. There is no martial art that will teach you how to deescalate or how to completely control a situation from the start like jiu-jitsu. No martial art gives you live rounds on a day-to-day basis with someone trying to attack you.
We are not kidding about this. Training jiu-jitsu for just 6 months will give you such a significant edge. These days you do not know when something crazy will happen, it seems like the world is hanging on by a thread 95% of the time. Every week there is some new kind of stabbing, virus, or shooting and it is horrible to see. Sure, the easiest way to protect yourself is with a firearm, we do believe that learning how to properly shoot is necessary, but in the like case that you do not have yours on you (or don’t own one in general) you’ll have to result to doing things the old fashioned way.
Watch the video above. This black-belt stopped and tracked down a burglar who broke into his elderly father’s home. This black-belt took the necessary actions to protect himself and his father using his skills in jiu-jitsu.
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Here’s more evidence. We think public officials should be forced to have mandatory BJJ training for this exact reason. Police, fire fighters, teachers, and all security professionals would not only enjoy the sport but also increase their ability to keep themselves and others safe.
BJJ does not make you a violent individual. You are more secure in your body because you know you can handle an unfortunate situation, if it arises. We hope that no one ever finds themselves in a situation where this is needed but it is better to stay ready than having to scramble to get ready.
It is never a good idea to start a fight, ever. You just don’t know what another person is capable of. It is in your best interested to learn self-defense to deescalate situations, protect yourself from predators, and feel comfortable within your surroundings.
What can you do?
Do what you can, we truly believe that learning BJJ at this point or some form of martial art is a necessity in today’s world. Try to find a gym local to you and start doing some free classes.
Learn more about what you will actually experience within a gym and within yourself here.
We only wants what’s best for you. In taking action you will be moving closer to a better, more happy, more secure version of yourself. Being happy in life is something we all strive for, security plays a huge role in accomplishing that. Physical security (both of yourself and loved ones) and financial security should be on the forefront of your mind right now.
The world is chaotic right now and it may be overwhelming to some. Those that take the necessary steps during these times will come out on the other side as the best version of themselves. The world in not going to end, in times of crisis it always seems bleak. Buckle in, it is going to be an interesting time to watch how things play out.
Protect yourself and personal well being.