Every child should be put into some type of developmental activity  when they are young, whether it is dance, gymnastics, or martial arts  etc. I feel as though Jiu-Jitsu would quite possibly be the best sport  you could start a child in though. It promotes confidence, discipline,  respect, and many other developmental qualities.

Children are like sponges. When they are young and as they grow they  absorb everything they see and listen to. It is important to surround  them in a positive atmosphere so that they grow as an individual in a  positive sense. Jiu-Jitsu allows them to do so. Not only does it teach  them a form of self-defense, it also teaches many life lessons as well  that a child can carry with them. Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most practical  martial arts you can put your child in. When you think about other  martial arts, many involve striking. Do you really want your child  throwing up their fists? Today especially we see a lot of bullying in  schools.  BJJ allows the child to work from the ground and gain control.  We certainly do not want to encourage children to fight if they have  the option to defend and find a way out of the situation.

As far as confidence goes, many children are shy or maybe not as  social as others. Putting them in BJJ will allow that confidence to  grow. Whether they are athletic or not, working with our children and  receiving positive reinforcement will guarantee that their confidence  will improve. Also, because of the practicality of the sport the  confidence they gain will not be a false one. Many martial arts such as  karate, incorporate flashy moves or board breaking. While these aspects  may be fun, they are not going to carry over into real life scenarios,  which In return could give your child a false sense of confidence.

Another huge benefit for kids in relation to BJJ is the physical  benefits that come along with it. Today’s society is made up of video  games and social media. Kids will spend hours on the couch or on their  computers playing video games and being inactive. BJJ will teach your  child how to live a healthy lifestyle which is so important to learn at a  young age. We all know bad habits are hard to break once they’re  established. Teaching them healthy habits at a young age will result in a  manifestation of a positive life. They will burn calories, increase  flexibility, improve balance and coordination and so much more.   Jiu-Jitsu teaches self-defense but also teaches you how to take care of  your body.



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