Kids BJJ & Grappling
Kids classes include students from age 7-14 for gi and no-gi instruction. Our Kids Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling program incorporates jiu-jitsu techniques in a structured and safe environment. To be successful our students are required to exert themselves both physical and mentally.
Consistant training provides students with core disciplines that will assist them in all aspects of life.
- Problem Solving
- Safeguard Against Bullying
Classes follow a similar format with some variation depending on the current curriculum focus. We feel that it’s important to follow a predictable class so kids expectations are set and they know what to expect with each session. You’ll notice that we rely on repetition of technique to turn new material in to solid skills. A typical class is structured as follows –
- Physical Warm Up – The class is energized and prepared for training using a mixture of fun drills and standard exercise
- General Technique Instruction – All students are taught the details of a technique with multiple demonstrations
- Small Group Drilling – Students are paired or grouped to work the new skill with coaches assisting to reinforce the lesson with a focus on safety and proper technique.
- Technique and Drilling are repeated depending on the class objectives
- Live Rolling – Students are paired together for matches that reinforce lessons learned. Matches encourage kid’s competitive spirit and challenges decision making under pressure as they work to apply learned skills in real situations.
Why Jiu Jitsu?
Honestly it depends on what you’re goals are for your child. I think most parents get their child involved in martial arts because they want them to be exposed to a disciplined environment and learn something truly challenging. Parents seek a skill that will take years to become good and a lifetime to master. Because when you work hard at something, when you put in the work that others aren’t willing to commit to, can you be proud of your accomplishment. That’s an enormous gift to a growing child.
Martial arts are a unique pursuit. You not only put your body and mind to a test, you also learn invaluable skills of self-defense and discipline. I commend parents who want to arm their child with this experience and traits. But I will add, not all martial arts are equal. The most important aspect of any martial art is its effectiveness.
To develop a true effective skill set, they must be practiced and tested against other students in real situations. We teach students how to take down, defend, control and submit other students. Those are truly difficult skills for kids to develop. They take time, patience, and consistent training. What looks like a bunch of kids rolling around is your child learning to first control their own body and then control another child using physics (leverage, center of gravity, momentum) through body mechanics. Jiu jitsu is difficult to learn and is extremely effective. This martial art requires a high level of discipline and respect among the students.
If you have any questions, or would like to enroll your child in classes, contact us through e-mail or give us a call.