kids brazilian jiu-jitsu
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Ages 4 and up
Why Jiu-Jitsu is the Best Martial Art Self-Defense for Children?
Jiu-Jitsu is about self-defense and the best way to defend your self is to stop an attack from happening. Our program teaches students simple strategies and basic verbal techniques that are always the 1st step of conflict resolution. These strategies raise their awareness of dangerous situations and the dialogues help their social skills. Students at our academy will also learn how to use leverage to stop an attack and to control an attacker. If a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner is attacked and physical confrontation is unavoidable he/she will be able to subdue their opponents without the use of punching and kicking, eliminating the need to use excessive force in a real-life self-defense situation. Many parents have turned to Martial Arts like Tae Kwon Do and Karate or Kung Fu which are what is known as ‘striking’ sports. A striking sport is difficult to practice without suffering injuries. Also, to practice such sports teachers must restrict the practice to non-contact forms which diminishes their effectiveness to be used in a real life situation. Lastly if a smaller person strikes a larger attacker but does not disable them it could put them in an even worse situation.
Books, Articles, and even TV shows, have been produced in recent years about intimidation by kids against other kids in schools throughout the world what is commonly referred to as bullying. Japan, England and, of course, the U.S., have been highlighted. The image of some bully sitting on top of their child is the parent’s greatest fear and the child’s as well!
We work with three different age groups during the kids jiu-jitsu class.
ages (5-7) The young champions program focuses on the most basic and simple self-defense techniques and basic verbal confrontation-avoidance techniques. Students are taught to follow commands within a specific time frame and to express them-selves verbally not physically. We have developed several “games” in which they must use the techniques they have learned. This allows the kids to learn in a fun way while developing their coordination and reflexes. Our instructors are trained to always keep the children motivated and at the same time disciplined.
ages (8 -12) Bullying is most prevalent in this age group. We focus our program on basic self-defense techniques that will help our students defend themselves from any situation that may arise including confrontation-avoidance dialogues. We often have class discussions about bullies and what to do in specific situations. Students in this class will also learn techniques that will get them ready to compete if they choose to do so. In the Youth 1 and Youth 2 programs our students start to spar on a regular basis. After learning the moves, sparring is the most important part of their learning. Sparring works their reflexes in real time situations and is the closest thing to defending themselves against an attacker in real life. Children who maintain a steady training schedule are allowed to enter Jiu-Jitsu competitions.
Teens (12 and up) – Students in this age group will attend the kids class with the option of also training in the adult class with kids their own age. This age group focuses on kids entering high school. It gets them ready to defend themselves from verbal and physical confrontations should the need arise. We also talk about drugs, peer pressure, health and how to have control of your own actions. Kids are encouraged to enter competitions if they choose.
We don’t only teach jiu-jitsu here. Through an array of different activities we teach kids important values to help them become good members of society.
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Courage, Self Control, Respect, Discipline, while at the same time having fun! Through our program your child’s concentration, coordination and fitness level will also increase. What we offer is a martial arts program specifically designed for children ages 5 to 16. This program focuses on improving children’s listening and motor skills. These skills will help them enter society with more confidence and enthusiasm. There are eight major skills our instructors focus on when training children ages five to Fifteen, those skills are: focus, teamwork, control, balance, memory, discipline, fitness and coordination. In each class we cover at least one of these skills with a wide variety of activities that are fun and at the same time educational. All skills are taught in a safe and supervised environment.
Prof. Pedro Elias is the black belt head instructor of the children’s program. His skills with the young ones has earned 5 stars reviews from all of the children’s parents.