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7 Reasons Kids Should Train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Coordination and Body Awareness

Learning Jiu Jitsu requires a child to execute techniques that contain many small details.  Learning to perform these techniques develops the child's fine motor skills and teaches them a good understanding of base and balance.  This develops strong neuromuscular connections and increases coordination and balance.  These skills then spill over to other sports and activities in their lives and aids in making them more successful not just in Jiu Jitsu but in everyday life.

Discipline and Focus

We live in a world full of increasing stimulation to which kids are highly susceptible. It's said that discipline and focus are like muscles that need to be trained.  Learning Jiu Jitsu is fun but the techniques are very detailed and thus complicated to learn and execute.  Kids who enjoy doing this and are forced to pay attention to instructors to be able to be successful.   Jiu Jitsu will strengthen and improve kids discipline and focus.  This will also translate then into better school work, better relationships, and an overall quality of life.



You always hear that martial arts will give a child more confidence and it's true.  But I am going to say that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) does this best and here is why!  BJJ is very different than traditional martial arts because you use what you learn every day at 100% with your training partners.  The learning process requires 2 things:  1) you learn how a technique works and how to do it  2) you learn how to execute the technique against an opponent that is not cooperating.  Our Kids Classes have the kids doing live rolling in a safe environment at the end of every class.  This is part of the learning process.  You will not see a child in BJJ screaming and breaking boards but instead they will be engaged in a real life combat situation trying to grapple their way into a dominate position or escaping an uncomfortable and compromising position. 



In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes children will meet many new friends and share common experiences like drilling techniques, playing games, and live rolling.  It's also a great way for kids to learn to communicate with other kids of all ages, as well as authority figures like the instructors and assistant instructors.  You will get to see your child grow and learn with new friends that they meet in BJJ class and keep these friends for a lifetime.


Fitness and the "Jiu Jitsu Lifestyle"

BJJ provides a fun and demanding cardiovascular workout for your child and they will LOVE doing it.  Through BJJ they will lose weight, gain core strength, and have more energy and stamina for demanding activities.  The term "Jiu JItsu Lifestyle" has been coined in BJJ to describe the way many practitioners learn to live.  Because Jiu Jitsu can be demanding physically, living a healthy life becomes a necessity.  Eating healthy foods, sleeping correctly, and stretching daily is vital to your body's maintenance. It will improve your health, help you to get more out of your training and help you use what you've learned on and off the mat.

Goal Setting and Competition

There are many opportunities in Jiu Jitsu for you to test yourself and measure improvement; competition, receiving your next belt, executing a new technique while live rolling or an old one against a new opponent.  Through the learning process in Jiu Jitsu you learn to reach a little farther and work a little bit harder each day.  The goal every day is to improve by 1%.



Lastly BJJ will give your child a REAL means of self-defense.  Bullying is on the rise and a real concern in all schools.  Jiu Jitsu will give your child more confidence and that is the #1 bully deterent.  Bullies don't want to pick on confident children, they want easy prey.  But besides being confident, they will have the tools to physically defend themselves.  Not through flashy, choreographed dance like moves or board breaking but through hours on the mats spent training real situations and  how to deal with them using BJJ.

Why not try youth BJJ for your child. You can simply register for 2 free classes to try it out by clicking the green button below today.

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