Kids who participate in Jiu-Jitsu learn anti-bullying and self-defense techniques. But they also learn life skills that encourage them to become leaders and productive members of their community.
Learning Jiu-Jitsu can change kids’ lives. What they learn on the mats has a significant effect on their lives off the mats. Here are some of the benefits of starting kids Jiu-Jitsu:
1. Self-Defense Skills
Jiu-Jitsu teaches kids self-defense skills. At the same time, kids learn anti-bullying techniques that do not involve physical contact or aggression toward a threat. Kids learn that their first line of defense is to avoid confrontation or to diffuse a situation.
2. Health and Wellness
Jiu-Jitsu gives kids a fun and safe environment to be physically active. Jiu-Jitsu increases kids’ physical health, including aerobic fitness, strength, balance, flexibility, coordination, and agility. Kids who learn good health and wellness habits in their youth are more likely to continue these habits as adults.
3. Social Skills
Jiu-Jitsu instructors expect their students to treat each other with respect. In this type of environment, kids can develop social skills and interact with kids outside of school.
4. Setting Goals
In Jiu-Jitsu, kids steadily improve their individual skills through training. Working toward continuous improvement allows kids to practice goal-setting. Setting and accomplishing personal goals builds a child’s self-confidence.
5. Problem Solving
Jiu-Jitsu is as much of a mental workout as it is physical. Rather than muscling through a class and relying on strength, students must problem-solve and use strategy against an opponent.
Jiu-Jitsu training helps kids to become more self-disciplined. In Jiu-Jitsu, kids learn to stay in control of their actions. They also learn what it means to build a strong work ethic.
To learn more about the programs we’re currently offering kids and adults at Rolles Gracie Academy in Old Bridge, contact us today.