The Believe MMA Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program integrates physical education and self-defense techniques with conditioning and games.
Here are a few benefits of kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:
1. Fitness and Health
According to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition, only one in three kids is physically active every day. And, kids spend at least seven and a half hours (or more) in front of a screen every day.
“It is important to provide young people opportunities and encouragement to participate in physical activities that are appropriate for their age, that are enjoyable, and that offer variety.” (source)
Jiu-jitsu classes for kids are designed to keep kids engaged and having fun while learning in a safe environment. If your child hasn’t shown much interest in other sports or physical activity, Jiu-jitsu might be a fun alternative. They get variety in each class while developing cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility, coordination, and agility.
2. Character Building
Martial arts training, including BJJ, is an excellent way for kids to learn character building skills. Kids learn valuable skills on the mat with the intention that they then use these skills in their daily lives.
Through the structure and consistency of martial arts classes, kids learn these and other character-building skills:
- Respect for others
- Self-discipline and patience
- Social skills, teamwork, and cooperation with others
3. Self-Defense and Anti-Bullying
Most martial arts schools approach self-defense with the idea that you learn and have the knowledge of how to defend yourself. But, you’ll hopefully never have to use these skills in real life.
We don’t want any child to find themselves in a situation where they are being bullied and need to defend themselves physically. Jiu-jitsu gives kids skills to protect themselves, but it also focuses on building confidence and how to stay calm in tough situations.
Believe MMA in North Plainfield offers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes to kids as young as three years old. We offer an Intro Special of three classes and a t-shirt for $19.99. Come and check out all the benefits of Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu today.