For those of us who practice BJJ, there is no denying the overwhelming physiological and emotional benefits. Many of us however, simply notice an improvement in mood, a more relaxed state, better sleep and a “runners high” after beginning to regularly attend class. Furthermore, there is an ever growing amount of evidence not only towards BJJ improving your mood but the powerful effects against PTSD. It has largely grown as one of the most effective natural therapies for those who have dealt with trauma or combat. My friends who practice BJJ or own academies will attest to this. The important part to take is that if BJJ can help someone who has dealt with the horrors of war without the need for copious amounts of drugs, there is little question that it can benefit the surging amounts of anxiety and depression that have befallen our youth, especially post Covid19.