Youth Jiu-Jitsu

Kids 2Our Youth Jiu-Jitsu program is designed to teach children and has 3 major objectives:

  1. Self Defense – Every day in the United States, it is estimated that 150,000 kids will miss school due to fear or intimidation of bullies. We teach children how they can use Jiu-Jitsu against larger and stronger opponents without using kicks, punches, or strength. Kids will learn escapes from a variety of positions as well as the ability to control their opponent without hurting them. Each day in class we let the children test out the techniques against resisting classmates to ensure their confidence in each technique.
  2. Sport – Jiu-Jitsu also has a Sport component where the child can use the same techniques in local and national tournaments. Competing with your teammates builds teamwork and a sense of belonging. It is not required for advancement, but if your child has the desire to compete, he/she can compete with the most respected name in Brazillian Jiu Jitsu: Carlson Gracie.
  3. Physical fitness – It is estimated that from the early 1970’s until present, the number of obese children has tripled in the United States. Our program has a strong physical fitness component that not only helps the child learn Jiu-Jitsu, but gets them in shape! Our “warm-up” consists of falling practice, pushups, situps and other Jiu-Jitsu related techniques that build a strong body and mind.

This method of teaching improves the child’s self-esteem, physical fitness and self-confidence. All of the techniques used in the children’s program translate directly into the adult proram, making their transition seamless. Jiu Jitsu is a lifelong passion for many and it is a gift that can never be taken away from them.

 

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