There are of course countless other benefits of martial art classes as well! Mainly, we want to ensure your child is immersed in a rich fitness experience where they feel comfortable to express themselves in healthy ways.
Brazilian Jiu jitsu (also known as BJJ for short), is a martial art and combat sport which focuses on various techniques that will help you take down any opponent you could face. Founded by the Gracie family, the techniques taught are focused on grappling and ground fighting.
Brazilian jiu jitsu was created using various fundamentals from the merging of Kodokan Judo and Japanese jujitsu. It came to be its own martial art through experiments, practices, and adaptation of judo. It really is a combat sport at its core and has been studied by many mixed martial arts fighters like Kron Gracie and Ryan Hall. Judo separated from older systems of Japanese jujutsu passing on to Brazilian jiu jitsu not solely a martial art but a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way (Do) of life.
Since Brazilian Jiu jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art combat sport, you’ll learn various techniques that will help you gain leverage against your adversary. A fundamental of BJJ is the concept that any smaller and weaker person can overcome a larger opponent by simply using proper techniques. Its super empowering.
Along with the basics of martial arts that you will learn in class, we will take the time in teaching BJJ specific techniques such as: grappling, ground fighting, joint-locks and chokeholds. Everything you need to take down your assailant or step up your MMA game! These will be taught in environments that will even allow you to spar against other participants if you wish in the class.
If your kid is bouncing off the walls with excitement, this could be just the outlet for them. What better way to develop their skills? There are so many after-school programs available, but there aren’t any that are more fun than our martial art classes! In addition to the general benefits of physical fitness, there are also many skills that can be developed and mastered through the sport of BJJ.
There are many different skills which can be mastered at different levels of training. It is through a lot of training that your child will be able to really harness the confidence in themselves that they need in order to be successful and pursue their dreams. Did you know that BJJ uses not only the physical body but also requires mastery of the mind and emotions?
In our classes, we teach different techniques such as grappling, throwing, hold downs, arm locks, chokes and striking. These are all movements that are taught with the utmost attention to safety. Other skills your child will be able to develop are: flexibility, speed, agility, harnessing power, coordination and strength. It’s really an entire cardiovascular activity! Your child will develop their core balance! From pee wee to youth to teens, we offer a class for every age group!