Member Since: 3/17/09
A lot of people who start up BJJ say they want to do BJJ as a means of getting in shape.
IMO, if your main goal is to get in shape you are going about it in a totally wrong way.
The acute and chronic injury risk is far too high in BJJ for it to be a logical means of getting in shape. There are far safer ways to get in shape.
BJJ is more for people who need competition or have the desire to pursue an art form. Any improvement in fitness is merely a secondary benefit.