Stress Relief & Mental Health
Speak to most grapplers and they will tell you how much they look forward to the next session and to simply de-stress. Yes, it sounds odd but it’s true – it can be explained by the boost of endorphins from the physical activity of grappling and more so than running or other athletic exercise grappling has the added advantage and challenge / excitement of out smarting your opponent and gaining the advantage via technical grounds as well as physical. Grappling can provide stress relief for your body while imitating effects of stress, such as the flight or fight response, and helping your body and its systems practice working together through those effects. It’s why we feel great and on a high after a training session, even if we don’t do well in a session – it still feels great and the mind is cleared and better from it.