Why should you enrol your child to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes? What makes this martial art stand out from other after-school activities? How can your child benefit from this? These could be the questions running through your minds as parents before you enrol your child to any class or activity.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not just any martial art that your kids will do to pass their time but it also has a lot of practical real-life benefits as well.
Bullying has always been an issue everywhere. We all have had our own share of this growing up. And guess what? your child is not exempted from this. Even if you involve yourself in school or be hands on, truth of the matter is you can’t shield your child or be with them all the time. The only best option really is to equip your child with the knowledge and skills to stand up to anyone and be confident in their ability to defend themselves in any given situation.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the most effective martial art for anyone regardless of age, gender and fitness level as it was originally developed to allow a smaller person to defend themselves against a bigger opponent as is the case with most bullies. BJJ uses timing, leverage and intelligence to subdue and neutralise any aggressor while avoiding unnecessary use of force and injury at the same time.
In this day and age, everyone is almost glued to their gadgets especially our kids, if left unchecked this can have serious consequences later on in their lives. But BJJ can easily address this, it does not only work on their physical fitness but it also gets to challenge their minds too as BJJ is not only a battle of skill but of intelligence as well.
Develop Strength of Mind and Character
Your children will develop resiliency, strength and character through BJJ. They will develop the confidence to have thatgrace under pressure as they will be exposed to uncomfortable and difficult situations in training and that the only way to succeed is to use what they have learned and to never give up whatever the situation is.
BJJ is an enjoyable activity for everyone who practices it, more so for kids as they will get to meet people daily, practice the art in partners or groups and eventually gain new friends on and off the mats. Your child will also learn the value of playing by the rules and benefits of playing fair by working in a team to achieve one common goal.
Discipline and Respect
Your child will also learn the importance of discipline and respect. The discipline to work on the skills needed to achievetheir dreams and the value of respecting other people as well as themselves.
The good thing about learning BJJ is thatthe lessons learned here can easily extend outside the class. If you enrol your child in BJJ classes, don’t be surprised if you see an improvement in their behaviour, school performance, or even in the way that they treat other people.
Learning self defence is not just an after school activity but it is also an important life-skill that everyone should have, especially your child. Given today’s reality, it’s better to have that peace of mind knowing thatyour child is equipped with the knowledge and the skills to effectively defend themselves in any given situation.
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