Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Children who participate in our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) classes can benefit in numerous ways. BJJ offers a unique blend of physical fitness, self-defense skills, and character development. Here’s a detailed explanation of what a child will learn in our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class:

  1. Basic Self-Defense: Children in BJJ classes learn practical self-defense techniques designed to keep them safe in real-life situations. This includes learning how to escape from holds, control an opponent’s movements, and use leverage to overcome size and strength disadvantages.
  1. Physical Fitness: BJJ classes provide an excellent workout for kids. They improve their cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility, and agility through activities such as warm-ups, drills, and sparring. These classes can contribute to a healthier lifestyle and combat childhood obesity.
  1. Coordination and Motor Skills: BJJ training enhances a child’s coordination and motor skills. The various movements, techniques, and body positioning involved in BJJ require precision, balance, and timing.
  1. Problem Solving: BJJ is often likened to chess because it involves strategic thinking and problem-solving. Children learn to anticipate their opponent’s moves, plan their own, and adapt to changing circumstances. This mental aspect of the sport helps improve cognitive skills.
  1. Discipline and Focus: BJJ classes instill discipline and focus in children. They must pay attention to their instructors, follow directions, and stay committed to their training. This can transfer to improved behavior and concentration in other areas of life, such as school.
  1. Confidence and Self-Esteem: As children progress in their BJJ training and earn belts, they gain confidence in their abilities. They become more self-assured and believe in their capacity to overcome challenges both on and off the mat.
  1. Respect and Sportsmanship: BJJ places a strong emphasis on respect for instructors, training partners, and the principles of martial arts. Children learn to treat others with respect, show good sportsmanship, and handle both victories and losses gracefully.
  1. Conflict Resolution Skills: BJJ promotes non-violent conflict resolution. Children learn how to control situations without resorting to aggression. This knowledge can be applied in school, at home, and in other social settings.
  1. Goal Setting and Achievement: The belt system in BJJ provides children with clear goals to strive for. They learn the value of setting and working toward objectives, which is a valuable life skill.
  1. Teamwork and Social Skills: BJJ classes often involve group activities and partner drills. Children build strong relationships with their training partners, fostering teamwork and social skills.
  1. Anti-Bullying Strategies: BJJ classes typically include instruction on how to deal with bullying. Children learn how to assert themselves calmly and confidently, which can help prevent or mitigate bullying situations.
  1. Emotional Regulation: BJJ training can help children learn to manage their emotions effectively. They gain a sense of control over their reactions and emotions, which can be applied in various life situations.
  1. Fun and Enjoyment: Perhaps most importantly, BJJ classes are fun and engaging for children. They get to play and interact with peers while learning valuable life skills.

In summary, Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes for children provide a well-rounded education that encompasses physical fitness, self-defense skills, character development, and emotional growth. It can be an excellent way for children to build self-confidence, discipline, and resilience while having a great time on the mat.

Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program Details

Our Standard Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes are designed for all ages and skill levels.  See below for program days and times. As your child advances in Jiu-Jitsu skills, this class generally will have some more advanced belts as well as beginners in attendance to help strengthen their abilities and also prepare for competition if desired.

4pm Kids Jiu-Jitsu Program Details

Our 4pm Jiu-Jitsu class is included in our After School Program but any child can also enroll in this early class designed for beginners.