Building confidence, respect, and discipline for the next generation!
For the Parents
Every child benefits from having a developmental activity when they are young. If your child has not liked the more traditional sports, Jiu-Jitsu could be the best option for your child. Many kids these days have a typical sedentary lifestyle of too much TV and video games. Most of these kids had tried other sports. Still, they had low interest in long practices and coaches screaming and yelling at them constantly, especially when they had low confidence and athletic ability to start. Then they end up sitting on the bench. Nobody is happy with that. The child suffers and hates going. The parent attends games to watch their child play for a few minutes and sit most of the time. Sitting is precisely what the parent didn’t want!
Jiu-Jitsu is different. Our practices are short, fun, and intense. Students may not realize that they worked out, sweaty, and learned fundamental self-defense skills. Your child will burn calories, increase flexibility, balance, and coordination, and build confidence, control, and healthy habits. Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most practical martial arts your child can learn. Karate and Taekwondo are flashy and fun, but nowadays, these arts are frequently used to make money with constant testing fees and frequent belt promotions that are additional costs added to the standard monthly payments. And in this day and age of regular school bullying, is teaching your child a martial art that only contains punching and kicking the best idea? Do you want your child putting up their fists and striking another child when protecting themselves? Jiu-Jitsu does include striking, but it is used to avoid strikes and defend oneself, not be the aggressor. We certainly do not want to encourage children to fight if they have the option to protect and find a way out of the situation.
We specialize in empowering children who have struggled with physical activities or have been victims of constant bullying at school. While training martial arts will take a commitment from both the child and their parents, the results are sometimes amazing to witness. Our training is not about winning or losing. It is about the development of awareness and preparedness for bad situations and having fun while learning.A Parents Guide to BJJ For Kids
What do they need?
Brand New? Bring your child to class in a t-shirt and shorts/sweats for a free week trial and test the waters to see if they like it. Something to drink in a container with a lid is also recommended.
All Signed Up? Now it’s time to buy a Gi and a belt. These can be purchased through the academy, or found on your own used or new. But you want a Jiu-Jitsu Gi, not a Karate one (they will rip).Fuji Kids Gi's Amazon Kids Gi's
Classes are kept short for a reason, attention span. With all the gadgets and distraction in this day and age, keeping anyone focused on long tasks is a struggle. By the time your child starts drifting and showing signs of boredom and exhaustion, the class is over and it’s time to go home. This program is for those kids that didn’t like traditional sports and the long practices that come with them. We purposefully keep the intensity up and the duration short so interest and the desire to return for another class stay high.
Class begins with a 10-15 warm-up and drilling and then 15-20 minutes of an instructor demonstrating a technique and the students working with a partner and drilling it. The last 10-15 minutes are a short sparring session which the kids really love and look forward to. This involves trying to work movements learned against a resisting opponent and trying to get them to “tap” (submit). We try to always have a few instructors on the mat at all times to make sure everyone stays on task and works hard.Class Schedule