Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a self-defense system that enables the people who practice it to defend themselves by using leverage to submit opponents. This is done without throwing punches or kicks. Using Gracie proven techniques, children will learn to defend themselves from bullies with no striking. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a fantastic way to promote an active and healthy lifestyle for children of all ages. Parents often find that their children gain self-esteem through their athletic achievement in Jiu-Jitsu class, and learn how to carry themselves better in pressure situations. Children will learn that commitment, respect, focus, self-discipline and effort always make a rewarding experience and bring positive results.
Besides self defense skills that will improve self confidence, children will also:
- Develop listening and focusing skills;
- Improve social skills;
- Improve self-control, respect and discipline;
- Increase physical attributes such as hand-eye coordination, strength, agility and flexibility.
What makes Gracie Jiu-Jitsu so effective for children is the fact that instead of learning moves through katas or a pre-arranged set of movements carried out on a cooperative training partner, they will learn how to apply grappling techniques on a resisting training partner who is not cooperating and is counteracting with their own moves, much like one would see in real life situations.