5 reasons why your child should do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Not all martial arts were created equal. Here are 5 reasons why your child should do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

1. Confidence

BJJ is the best martial art for instilling confidence in children. How? Because kids will use what they learn in every day situations. Most other martial arts will just get kids screaming, breaking boards and performing flashy but unrealistic moves with no real resistance. This gives kids a false sense of confidence. However, jiu jitsu trains kids to deal with real life combat situations, teaching them to grapple their way into a dominant position or escape an uncomfortable situation. This is how BJJ gives kids a REAL sense of confidence and a REAL way to defend themselves without having to punch or kick.

2. Self-Defence

While most martial arts can be used for self-defence, jiu jitsu has an advantage against them all. BJJ is not based on power and strength and instead teaches kids how to use the bare minimum force to de-escalate a situation. The techniques used in BJJ allow kids to execute moves which are ideal for defending against bigger and stronger opponents. Best of all, these techniques are easy to begin implementing right away.

3. Coordination and Body Awareness

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques contain many small details, which helps Children develop fine motor skills in order to perform BJJ moves. By developing strong neuromuscular connections kids also learn how to develop an enhanced understanding of balance and coordination, which will benefit them in other sports and activities.

4. Enhanced Ability to Focus

In a world full of stimulation and lots of screen time, kids attention spans greatly suffer. Jiu jitsu techniques are not only fun but also detailed and complicated, which forces kids to pay attention in order to be successful. An enhanced ability to focus will translate into better school work, relationships, mental health and quality of life.

5. Discipline

Kids need discipline to deal with bullies and peer pressure. BJJ builds discipline by requiring that kids pay attention, stay focused, work hard and put in many repetitions in order to achieve success. Jiu jitsu also allows children to develop their self-discipline in a way that is enjoyable and engaging.

We look forward to seeing you and your kid(s) at Odyssey Jiu Jitsu Academy, Bibra Lake.