Why Every Child Should Learn Jiu-Jitsu
A Confident Child is a Bullyproof child.
64% of children become victims of bullying - often suffering in silence.
Self-defense begins with the belief that you are worth defending and a child's inability to cope with a bully is deeply rooted in fear for his or her safety. The challenge is that most kids won't establish boundaries that they don't feel capable of enforcing, and that's where the Experience Kids program comes into the equation. We'll teach your child to use verbal assertiveness to deter bullies and several non-violent self-defense techniques to stay safe if physically assaulted.
Furthermore, a child that bullies also lacks self-esteem. Ultimately, the solution to ending the cycle of bullying - is building confidence in our children.
Discipline, Respect and Total Responsibility.
By respecting the learning process that is fundamental to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), children can develop the same respect for parents, teachers and other figures of authority in all walks of life. BJJ emphasizes discipline, responsibility and respect throughout each class, to ensure that the child never abuses their power. We use leverage-based control holds to neutralize threats without violence, by preparing your child to defend themselves against bullies without turning them into one. Giving them the tools to stay safe but also educating them on not to use their techniques, unless absolutely necessary, to protect themselves.
Problem Solving, Focus and Perseverance.
In each BJJ class, your child faces new situations and problem-solving solutions. Children need to stay focused to learn and perform. This promotes critical thinking and it's a great way to sharpen young developing minds. Patience and self-control are also key attributes learned through the practice of BJJ. They learn how to persevere on the mats so they can persevere in life. Through self-discipline, commitment and perseverance, they learn that they can accomplish anything. Achievements are earned and every situation is a learning opportunity.
Improve Body Awareness and Coordination.
Children will learn the basics of movement and through practice and development of these essential mechanisms, improving flexibility, movement fluidity and performance. Classes include physical drills, games, techniques, and live training, which enables children to elevate their muscle memory and reflex development.
Make New Friends and Stay Active.
Learning jiu-jitsu has undeniable physical and mental benefits. However, the benefits that can be gained from meeting and forming new, lasting friendships can be the essence of sport for children.
The physical fitness aspects of BJJ also prevent kids from lapsing into the sedentary lifestyles associated with the incessant watching of Netflix, YouTube and playing video games.
These essential life skills will undoubtedly serve your children in all areas of their life. Help them reach their full potential and give them the invaluable gift of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
See a clip of our son, Asst. Instructor Alex (13 years old) teaching techniques during one of our kids class. He was 10 years old in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7IzMNRjUv0
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- Experience Team
EXPERIENCE MMA & FITNESS 388 St. Louis