Training in martial arts is brilliant for all children but choosing the right club and the right art can be confusing with so many options available.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is unique in its approach to self defence as it is all based on leverage over strength and size this means that a much smaller practitioner can truly defend against a larger opponent. Also because it is grappling based it provides a realistic approach to bullying as even if a young practitioner did become a proficient striker in another art they know full well that they would be making a big and dangerous mistake to strike another child. Whereas with their Jiu Jitsu knowledge they will be able to successfully control a situation in a safe and considered manner using only the force that was required.
Jiu Jitsu is also specifically great for developing children’s ability to problem solve and persist with challenges. This is because when students are rolling (sparring) it is highly technical and often likened to chess. The student with the best technical application of knowledge will prevail giving the other student the opportunity to reflect, adapt and try again. This ability can then be repeated when facing day to day challenges in life
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has so many other wonderful benefits it would be impossible to list them all but through your child’s training we are excited at how you will see them growing and progressing both inside and outside the training room.