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Children have a lot to gain from participating in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) program. With consistent attendance, effort, and determination kids can develop their mental, physical and social skills. The amount of time needed to see improvement is initially short, usually within 60 days, however, the longer they train the greater the degree of development. Many of the benefits are obtained indirectly, so the kids improve in a natural and graduated pace.

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Benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Children:

  • Direction: Children participating in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu learn how to set goals, the knowledge necessary, and to do the work needed to achieve them. BJJ is a structured program with belts acknowledging personal achievement. Belts display both effort, time, and experience in training.
  • Fitness: Participating in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will improve the overall fitness level of children who attend class regularly. Kids engage in a series of conditioning, stretching and strength exercises as part of their regular training. The program is designed to be progressive so each student progresses at their own speed. Consistent training produces better muscle tone, strength, and flexibility. Benefits derived from training include a lower percentage of body fat, increased energy, and enthusiasm for physical activity.
  • Coordination: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu contains a progressive series of movements that improves the coordination of participants. Training in BJJ requires learning grappling techniques and putting them together in a string of movement. This combination develops both specific and sequential improvement in the coordination of the body.
  • Confidence: Training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu improves the confidence of children that will carry over into all venues of their lives. Through a series of challenges children learn how to approach new situations and successfully navigate them. Challenges are progressive, and graduated, becoming more challenging at each step of the program. This format produces a foundation of self-trust and a willingness to approach challenges. The success which develops produces the confidence needed to achieve more challenging goals in the future as well.
  • Self-Esteem: Children develop enhanced self-esteem as an outcome of consistent training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The success that children experience as part of their training builds a self-respect that translates into self-esteem. They learn to trust, respect, and like themselves for who they are. The self-esteem they develop is strong and durable because it is based on achievement. Enhanced self-esteem will impact positively on how they relate to others, authority, and themselves.
  • Self-Defense: Although most students of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu do it for the sport, children learn valuable self-defense skills as well. Children training in BJJ not only learn how to defend themselves in various situations, but develop the confidence that helps them to avoid many of the bully traps. Children trained in the grappling arts learn how to avoid, evade, and escape from many physical confrontations so common to the young. Self-defense is only one of the many benefits of BJJ, but it is a valuable benefit for children none the less.

To find out more about our Junior Warriors Martial Arts Program, contact us today and we will be happy to schedule your first lesson!

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