5 Ways Jiu-Jitsu Will Transform Your Child

Martial Arts have long been seen as a great character building activity for children and while most people who think of martial arts often think of Karate or Taekwondo and the striking approach to martial arts, more and more parents are discovering that Jiu-Jitsu’s grappling and self-defense focus has amazing benefits to offer.  Plus it’s true that Jiu-Jitsu can arm children with much a much less violent approach to self-defense and bullying.  But that’s not the only benefits that kids will get from training Jiu-Jitsu.  Here are 5 ways Jiu-Jitsu will transform your child..

Overcoming adversity will build self-confidence

Jiu-Jitsu is difficult to learn.  There is no way around it.  It requires focus, patience and dedication and these are all great lessons for your child to learn early on.  With each challenge your child overcomes on the mat, they will develop a new sense of self-confidence that will help them overcome even greater challenges on and off the mat.

They will prove to themselves that even though it will be hard they know they can do it.  No activity will develop your child’s confidence more than Jiu-Jitsu.

Training will keep them active with a healthy mindset

The statistics are out there.  Children are becoming “digital addicts” and less active every year.  Obesity is in their future, if not the present.  Not with Jiu-Jitsu.  Getting your child involved in a martial art that demands physical fitness and builds it naturally through training, you are gifting your child new habits that will serve them throughout their lives.

More than just having a great physical effect on your child, Jiu-Jitsu also builds a healthy mindset.  Jiu-Jitsu promotes good citizenship, cooperation, positive thinking and a gentle, constructive, creative mindset.  Parents who enroll their kids in Jiu-Jitsu often remark on how much their child matures and becomes the best version of themselves.

Positive peers and social interactions

You try to teach your child good social skills and morals but, they will spend a huge part of their day away from you and your influence.   This can lead to attitude problems, disrespectful behavior and later on potentially dangerous situations that you’d rather them not be involved in.

By enrolling your child in Jiu-Jitsu, you can provide them with a positive peer group for of kids learning the same life skills and character lessons that they are.  Many of which who will become lifelong friends.

Develop a sense of hard work & self-discipline

“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”  This has been a coaches mantra for years.  Jiu-Jitsu will teach your child to work harder to see improvements.  It will challenge them daily and in the process teach them to challenge themselves.

Parents often find that their kids start doing their homework without being asked, or helping out around the house.  In addition they become more respectful toward authority figures.

Learning techniques will build their sense of strategy and problem-solving skills

Jiu-Jitsu is extremely complex.  Many consider it “Human Chess”.  Every action on the mats has a counter to it.  Every action also sets up another more powerful action, if engaged correctly.

Both the technique and live training aspects of the class will teach your child to think under pressure, solve problems with their brain over their brawn and find the most effective path through any situation.

These skills transfer into other areas of their lives.

Enroll your child in the Gamblers/Alliance Kids Jiu-Jitsu Program Today!