Exercise your problem-solving skills while under stress
I’m Joe Marchetti. I’m a firefighter in Brockton Massachusetts. I’ve been training in Lauzon MMA for about seven years. Brought over here by my brother, Jeff, who was training here. I was training in another gym and came in a couple of times and really liked the atmosphere. I’m married, father of two grown children. I’m a firefighter in Brockton Massachusetts, so I’ve been doing that for about 20 years. Grew up in Brockton, the next town over from where the gym is. And training in Jujitsu for about seven years now. Focus more on the game. On the surface of it, you can tell that it’s a great workout. It’s obviously beneficial to self-defense. But as you get deeper and stick with the sport a little bit, you realize that it really is a mental exercise every time you grapple.
The game is deep. You exercise your problem-solving skills while under stress. And also you have to develop strategies and execute tactics to keep your opponent while you’re grappling. I’d love to see everybody come train in Jiu-Jitsu. We preach this to all of the first responders, and I know firefighters and police officers, I think it’s a great benefit to exercising while under stress and practicing your problem-solving skills under stress. I think that relates well to firefighting and police officers, police work, law enforcement. We have people of all shapes and sizes that come to the gym. We love to see older people, young people. The eclectic group that we have here at the gym really makes it interesting, just to come to the gym and talk to people even when when you’re not working out.