The ability to defend yourself can be the most underrated skill of all. Kids defend themselves from stronger and heavier opponents (or bullies) WITHOUT striking, kicking, or punching. BJJ can be adaptable to real-life situations, and potentially life saving.
By learning through games and creative activities, kids get to develop their balance, coordination, body awareness and spatial awareness – all while having fun, letting out their energy, and getting fit! Kids who understand how their limbs move in relation to the techniques end up developing better coordination and improved flexibility.
Bullying is a real concern at school, this sport will give your child confidence – that deter bullies. Rather than screaming and punching boards that create a false sense of confidence, your child will learn how to escape uncomfortable positions or avoid being pinned underneath a bigger and stronger attacker. Our BJJ kids will have the tools and confidence to physically defend and look after themselves.
The sport allows children to nurture their social skills in a fun, safe environment with children of different ages, gender, cultures and abilities. When your child trains with other kids, he/she will develop trust and build stronger bonds with teammates. Many life long friends have been made through this sport!
BJJ is not just a physical sport, but it requires a huge amount of focus and active listening to the Instructor and opponent.
Your child will be engaged in both a physically and intellectually stimulating martial art that requires them to activate different learning senses such as hearing, touch, and sight.
Our BJJ Instructors will talk students through the steps of the technique as they display it. If the child talks to their friends whilst the Instructor is explaining the move, or if they’re not listening – when it comes around to practicing the move, they probably won’t know what they’re doing.
Your child will very quickly learn how important it is to focus and respect others.
Training at our academy will provide an outlet for children in which to channel aggression and excess energy.
Our children’s programs focus on developing behavioural and attitudinal aspects inherent with martial arts such as respect, confidence, discipline and self-control.
Through providing a fun and safe atmosphere for kids, we can foster a healthy environment in which they can learn and develop not only self-defence skills, but life skills as well.
They learn BJJ as a tool for personal growth and development, not as a weapon to cause harm. Once ready, they will be sparring daily in class, often with children who are bigger and more experienced than they are.
More often, not winning every match will teach them humility and respect. Kids learn to treat others, as they want to be treated. Often, kids who were violent or highly distracted before they joined our academy, have completely changed to become respectful, non-violent.
Some parents have reported that their previously hyperactive child has become more manageable at home/school after joining our BJJ program.