Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is Great for Kids

Girls in Gis shaking handsBrazilian Jiu Jitsu is a beneficial practice for all, but many of its benefits make it a perfect fit for kids. Beyond Jiu Jitsu being a great way to get exercise, the art teaches practical skills, discipline, confidence, respect, and more. Best of all, BJJ is for all ages, body types, and genders.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Discipline

Discipline is at the heart of Jiu Jitsu. In a martial art that teaches you to take advantage of your opponents mis-steps, practicing it requires focus and measured actions. Studies have shown that practicing BJJ has benefits for kids with ADHD for this exact reason.

Beyond the focus required to compete, classes teach being responsible, respectful, and mature. Unlike team sports, which have their own benefits, Jiu Jitsu puts measurable goals, achievements, and results on the individual. As an introspective sport, it is on the practitioner to be responsible for their own actions and see how hard work and dedication leads to tangible improvements.

Exercise: The Body and The Mind

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is often referred to as the chess of the MMA world. Not only does it provide a great physical workout and way to burn some extra energy, but also stimulates the brain. Critical thinking skills are a key component to Jiu Jitsu, and it’s a skill that grows with repetition. What other place can you get a great workout and brain exercises all in a low impact sport?

Fun and Confidence

Lastly, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is just plain fun. This isn’t a chore, this is a great way for your child to make friends, spend some energy, and learn, all because they want to.

As for confidence, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has you face all types of opponents. From bigger and stronger opponents to those more experienced, proper technique can have you or your children seeing success over anyone.

These are just a few reason Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a great sport for all children. If you have any questions about classes, age ranges, and more, just contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

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