There are many different Martial Arts out there, and it 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 the safest and most appropriate form for children to begin their journey into the world of Martial Arts:
1 . 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 foundational system of self-defense is key to children feeling confident about defending themselves if needed. Because it is completely based in leverage and submission, BJJ technique actually gives the smaller opponent an advantage. There is no kicking or punching involved, unlike many other martial arts. Those striking techniques demand a level of maturity that many children have not yet developed and can lead to unintentional and harmful use outside of the dojo
2 . It is a natural martial art, based in 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.
Watch your child grow and flourish in:
. Physical Fitness & Body Awareness
Coordination & Balance
· Discipline & Control
· Teamwork & Sportsmanship
· Focus & Will
· Confidence & Self Esteem
· Leadership & Cooperation
There are many other benefits to starting your child in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Contact us now to find out how you can get involved with one of the fastest growing Martial Art of our time.