Kids Jiu Jitsu is one of the hottest martial arts programs for kids on the planet right now. Mixed Martial Arts schools everywhere have been adding Kids Programs as a way to teach children an array of skills that will help them in multiple aspects of their life… If you don’t know what Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is, it’s a martial art and self defense system that focuses on grappling and ground self defense (much like youth wrestling). Students learn how to defend themselves from their backs, submissions, submission defense, reversals, sweeps, and much more.
Here are the Top 5 Reasons you should think about it for your son or daughter.
1. Kids Jiu Jitsu Teaches Problem Solving
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not something you learn in a day. It takes years to practice and perfect. There are going to be techniques your son or daughter doesn’t understand at first glance. Some of these techniques will take them out of their comfort zone. But, it will also teach them to effectively solve the problem and think of creative solutions to put their own spin on a technique. If you want to get your son or daughter thinking outside the box, Kids Jiu Jitsu is the perfect outlet.
2. Teaches Self Defense
Bullying is such a gross word. The fact that children are being bullied in schools is sickening. If all children took Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, bullying would be a thing of the past. Kids Jiu Jitsu teaches children how to effectively defend themselves from multiple positions. Like most martial arts schools, we preach that students aren’t to use their new-found skills outside of the classroom UNLESS it’s for self-defense purposes. Parents can rest assured that their children will be able to keep themselves safe from bullying after taking Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes.
3. Teaches Respect
Your child will learn respect through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Students bow everytime they enter and exit the training floor, as well as before and after class. To learn, they must be attentive and pay attention to the instructor. Students are taught respect for their peers, instructor, and most importantly, themselves. They learn that when the instructor is speaking, they’re to listen and learn.
Note: I cannot stress this enough. The morals and values we teach NEED to be reinforced at home. If we teach your child something, it won’t sink in unless you’re reinforcing similar values. If everyone works together as a team (instructors, parents, children), you’ll see noticeable improvements in behavior outside of Kids Jiu JItsu Class.
4. It’s So Much Fun
Our Kids Jiu JItsu program is relatively new. The one thing that stands out from parent feedback is they’ve all told us that their children have fun in class, and that’s why they want to come back.
Our structure is unique in that we blend teaching with games. We’re not just playing games to give the kids a break either. Our Jiu Jitsu Games teach them skills. They think they’re just having fun, but in reality, they’re learning new techniques. Just in a unique way that doesn’t feel like “work” to the children. It’s a proven system that we learned from the #1 Kids Jiu Jitsu School in America. And we practice it right here in Monongahela, PA.
5. Kids Use Energy in Positive Ways
As a parent, how many times have you said this referring to your child: “I wish I had that much energy!” It’s pretty ridiculous how much energy kids have to expend. Their metabolisms work much faster than us adults, so they can constantly move around for hours at a time. That’s where many parents turn to traditional sports; baseball, football, etc. However, in one hour of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, children will expend more energy than they would in those traditional sports. And, they’re using it in a positive way. They’re not just learning a sport. They’re learning a way of life that will teach them how to defend themselves, get them a great workout, teach respect and discipline, and teach them to effectively find creative solutions to their problems.
If you’d like to come in and try a class out for Free, simply click below and fill out the form on the next page. We’ll contact you within 48 hours to discuss the reasons you’d like your son or daughter to take Kids Jiu Jitsu classes, and get you set up with a day and time to come in and try it out.