Brazilian Jiujitsu for all Ages
Kids face a number of challenges today that didn't exist even a few years ago. Cell phones, video games, social media, all add a new dimension to the common bullying problem kids must learn to tackle on their path to adulthood. Martial Arts can help to provide a safe place to learn confidence and assertiveness while teaching them valuable strategies for Anti-Bullying and self defence.
Classes for Any Age
We offer classes for ages 5-7 and ages 8-12+. During class time we play grappling games with the kids to help them understand the objectives of the sport and give them an opportunity to develop body awareness and coordination. We provide the perfect place for kids to experience the "rough and tumble play" that is so crucial for childhood development and learn to assert themselves in a safe and controlled environment.
Why Martial Arts for my Child?
Martial arts, and Brazilian Jiujitsu in particular, helps kids realize the true strengths they possess. In schools with increasing instances of bullying and especially CYBER-BULLYING, children are constantly confronted with situations where a little extra confidence can go a long way. By placing kids in Brazilian Jiujitsu, they learn to deal with challenging situations in a fun way, allowing them to make better judgements and choices outside of the mats.
Brazilian Jiujitsu is also a cost friendly activity that helps kids stay active while other sports are in the off season. We run our program uninterrupted, year round, to give kids the best opportunity to stay in shape and excel whether BJJ is their main sport or part of their wider landscape of activities.
Won't my Child become a Bully?
When kids learn Martial Arts they become more comfortable and confident in their own skin.
Bullying behaviour originates in a place of fear.
By giving your child the opportunity to explore their abilities and overcome challenges, they learn the difference between real confidence (positive self-esteem and self confidence) and false confidence (bravado and intimidation tactics).
Enrolling your child in Brazilian Jiujitsu might not stop bullying altogether but it will help to create an environment where your child will be part of the bullying SOLUTION and not the problem by helping others feel confident in the same way they do.
Let them see for Themselves!
The benefits of Brazilian Jiujitsu training are numerous, especially for young kids. In an effort to make the sport as accessible as possible, we offer a two week free trial period for all new students. If you're looking to get your child involved in Martial Arts and see their confidence and abilities grow, there's no reason not to give it a try!
Send us a message and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have!