Anonymous asked in SportsMartial Arts · 1 month ago

Can I join a BJJ academy even if I’m obese?

I’m a fat guy (5’8, 240 lbs.) that wants to learn how to defend himself. Am I too fat to learn BJJ? I can’t do a basic tumble.

5 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, training will certainly help you lose weight and get in better shape, be consistent, and don't give up. 

  • Bon
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    That depends. Are you going to do something about your obesity or not? And if not, what makes you think you are going learn to defend yourself? At the end of the day, if you do not have the initiative and cannot cultivate self-discipline such that you can change yourself to be more fit and leaner, then you are not going to  the same initiative and self-discipline to learn a martial art?

  • 1 month ago

    You should try sumo wrestling instead.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    i dont see why not

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes why not. You might actually loose weight and get into shape.

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