7 REASONS YOUR KID(s) SHOULD TRAIN BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU
Parents often enroll their children in martial arts programs and for a variety of reasons. The benefits from training, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in particular, are endless. Here are 7 reasons to get your child started in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Confidence: Your instructor will show you a few basic techniques in each class. To observe attentively is to remember distinctly.
Social Skills: While live sparring is important to learning a technique, drilling a technique with little or partial resistance is more important. You may use a bump-and-roll three times in a six-minute training session, but drilling a bump-and-roll 30 times in six minutes is better for you.
Fitness BJJ: Tensing up is a fight or flight reaction, and you can’t use technique effectively when in fight or flight mode. Many students just starting BJJ need indicators that they are tense, and the best one is your ability to breathe. If you’re feeling out of breath, it’s likely because you’re tense.
Focus BJJ: You will undoubtedly train with other white belts who are smaller and weaker than you, and you will be tempted to smash them with strength. But don’t. If you rely only on technique against smaller people - you will be able to use technique against folks your own size as well.
Problem Solving Skills: Stick to techniques you’ve learned in class for at least six months, before attempting anything you’ve seen on YouTube or other media.
Self Defense: Unless you were a hardcore athlete in school, BJJ will push your body harder and take it farther than you ever thought possible. This great martial art will also challenge you mentally and emotionally. You will experience times of doubts, but life and BJJ are about breaking past the doubt.
Every Kid Wants To Be A Superhero: Every injury you avoid means additional weeks or months on the mat. So tap early, tap often and stretch. Call it quits when you just can’t go any further.