There are many different types of Martial Arts out there, which can be hard to really understand the differences between styles when you are trying to choose what would be best for your child. Here are several reasons why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is one of the safest forms for children to begin their journey into the world of martial arts:
– It is a non-violent, yet effective and complete self-defense system. Many parents want their child to learn a martial art in order to defend herself/himself against bullies or unwanted strangers. Having a safe and systematic foundation of self-defense is key for children to feel confident, specifically about defending themselves, if necessary. Since it is completely based on leverage and submission, BJJ technique actually gives the smaller opponent an advantage. There is no kicking or punching involved, unlike many other martial arts.
– It is a natural martial art, based on leverage and balance. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu uses the principles of action – reaction, leverage, and base. Children learn to use an opponent’s power as an advantage, rather than fighting against the force. We practice many different games that help children experience these principles and learn to understand how to use them as techniques. Children develop a heightened sense of body awareness and coordination, which leads to self-confidence and inner discipline. Not only do children learn how to effectively defend themselves, but also strengthen their kinesthetic abilities to excel in any other sport of which they participate. It doesn’t have to be a choice of one sport or the other
At T45 Jiujitsu our Kids BJJ classes have two age groups (Little Ninjas 4-7, Juvenile Jiujitsu 8-12). Our kids coaching team focus on building a fun and friendly environment. They will build confidence and discipline while developing their ABCs (Agility, Balance, Co-Ordination)
Many children face the problem of being bullied. Brazilian Jiujitsu equips your kid with the confidence that they can protect themselves. This confidence makes a kid less likely to fall victim to bullying.
In both our classes, students will be introduced to both the sport and self-defence sides of Jiujitsu. Alongside the values of living the martial arts lifestyle. We aim to give your kids the skills to defend themselves or perform in competition, but to teach them the martial arts values of humility, respect and politeness.