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Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone

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5 Reasons Jiu-Jitsu is Great for Kids

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) provides numerous benefits for children, and can make a tremendous difference in their confidence and general well- being.

Here are five reasons why BJJ is great for all kids:

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1. Builds Confidence and Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is your child’s passport to a lifetime of mental health and social happiness. Confident kids will more often than not grow up to be successful adults. At every stage of life, how you feel about yourself will affect how you act. Martial Arts in general have the power to develop confidence in people from an early stage of their lives, but BJJ in particular is extremely effective because everything your child will learn in class will be practiced at full intensity.

Other martial arts which focus on striking techniques, cannot do the same without a high risk of injury. The training your child will experience at Gracie Barra will be very similar to a school yard quarrel where kids often end up wrestling on the ground. If that happens your child will be prepared to defend themselves in the safest way possible, and best of all they learn how to avoid using any violence at all. Below is a video made by one of our schools in Mansfield, United States illustrating this scenario:


2. Improves Social Skills



Some kids can easily make friends, and others struggle in an environment full of unfamiliar faces. Gracie Barra Kids Program will help them overcome their social anxieties by encouraging them to make new friends sharing a common interest. They will also learn how to interact with older mentors, like instructors and coaches, in a respectful and friendly manner.


3. Teaches Focus and Discipline


Every parent who filled out our Introductory Lesson Form in the past ticked the Discipline box when asked why they are enrolling their kids into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Every parent wants their child to learn the basics of appropriate behaviour which includes respecting others, being quiet and attentive when others are speaking, learning how to express themselves using suitable language and developing skills like the ability to get along with others. All of this attributes will be instilled in them throughout their BJJ journey and the ethics they learn on the mats will influence every aspect of their lives.


4. Physical Activity and Exercise

Physical activity is vital for a child’s development and lays the foundation for a healthy and active life. Besides enjoying the health benefits of regular exercise, kids who are physically fit sleep better. They’re also better able to handle physical and emotional challenges — from running to catch a bus to studying for a test. Children will also become more aware of their bodies and how they work.

From the warm up session at the beginning of a class, to the games played at the end of a class, our curriculum is filled with heart racing activities.



5. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a lot of Fun

The most important thing when choosing an activity for your child is to make sure they will have fun and enjoy the learning process. If a child does not enjoy the activity they are performing, they will soon lose interest and will see it as a chore.

Our classes are a fun mix of games and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques which will keep your child motivated while he or she learns this beautiful art.


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