How to Get Your Kids Started in BJJ:
A Path to Discipline and Confidence.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a great martial art for kids of all ages. It teaches self-defense, discipline, and respect. If you’re considering introducing your kids to BJJ, I will guide you through the journey to discipline, confidence, and physical fitness.
- When should your kids start?
I recommend starting your kids in BJJ around the age of 4. This is when they learn basic concepts and techniques and are at low risk of injury. Some kids may be ready to start early or later. The best way to know is to talk to your kid’s doctor.
- Find a good academy.
Not all BJJ academies or gyms are created equal. When looking for a BJJ academy for your kids, visit in person and talk to the instructor. Look for academies with experienced instructors with a background in working with children. Check online reviews, and speak to other parents to gather insights.
- Be supportive.
When your kids start BJJ, it’s essential to be supportive. This means attending classes with them, encouraging them to practice at home, and helping them overcome any challenges they may face.
- Discuss the Benefits.
Before enrolling your children in BJJ classes, discuss the benefits they can gain from training. Explain how BJJ promotes physical fitness, discipline, respect, self-defense skills, problem-solving, and goal-setting. Highlight the fun and engaging aspects of the sport to get them excited about the opportunity.
- Let them have fun.
BJJ should be fun for kids. They’re less likely to stick with it if they’re not having fun. Look for an academy that offers a positive and encouraging environment.
Here are some of the benefits of getting your kids started in BJJ:
- Self-defense: BJJ teaches kids how to defend themselves against larger and stronger opponents.
- Discipline: BJJ teaches kids discipline, focus, and respect.
- Respect: BJJ teaches kids respect for themselves, their opponents, and their instructors.
- Confidence: BJJ can help kids build confidence in themselves and their abilities.
- Fitness: BJJ is a great workout to help kids improve their strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health.