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TAUNTON – Leave it on the mat.

According to Jair Morselli, owner and senior instructor at Real Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Taunton, this is a common phrase in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, loosely interpreted as working hard, breaking through the stresses of the day, and finding fulfillment in training.

“Some people come here after all the stress at work and leave it on the mat, they say,” Morselli said recently between a series of youth and adult classes on a Monday night.

“Leave it on the mat and go home in a better mood. Just like the runner high.”

Although Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or BJJ for short, is competitive by nature, Morselli says only a small percentage of his students are there to compete. Most students take to the mat to improve themselves, whether it’s physical fitness, weight loss, or stress reduction.

Jair Morselli at the Real Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Taunton on Monday April 18, 2022.

And new trainees are flocking to the sport in large numbers as jiu-jitsu is widely regarded as the fastest growing martial arts discipline in the world.

“There are many reasons people come here,” Morselli said. “Community comes first. They come in and work out and hang out and make friends. There are people who come to lose weight and then fall in love with the sport. Most people train, but they don’t compete. People of all ages, some starting in their 40s and 50s. Anyone can do it.”

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