Depending on your perspective and personal background, being a well-rounded athlete can mean a lot of different things. In terms of kids martial arts, a well-rounded program is designed to teach students a variety of skills, useful strategies, and even life lessons.
Kids who practice Jiu-Jitsu are well-rounded as they learn all facets of martial arts, including skill development, self-defense, and character-building values.
Kids who train Jiu-Jitsu will develop valuable physical and mental skills. Jiu-Jitsu is a great way to encourage kids to get more physical activity while improving skills like endurance, speed, flexibility, coordination, balance, and agility. At the same time, Jiu-Jitsu helps kids develop mental skills like discipline, problem-solving, patience, and focus.
Not only do kids develop skills that improve their physical health and fitness, but they also learn techniques to defend themselves if ever needed. Kids build confidence and assertiveness so that they know how to manage a threatening situation or an encounter with a bully. Rather than initiating a physical confrontation, students learn to defuse first with words. But in the case of a physical attack, students will have techniques to non-violently neutralize a threat and gain control.
A child who participates in Jiu Jitsu is immersed in an environment that promotes the development of their character. Through Jiu-Jitsu, kids learn character-building values like respect, persistence, and integrity. These are values that don’t just belong in martial arts; they apply to daily life, as well. And a child who has practice applying these values in a variety of situations is more likely to become an honest, responsible, and dependable adult.
Kids who practice Jiu-Jitsu can grow into confident, respectful, and healthy students. Rolles Gracie Academy in Old Bridge offers a variety of Jiu-Jitsu programs for kids, as well as adults. To learn more about what we’re currently offering, contact us today.