BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU FOR CHILDREN
CHILDREN’S JIU JITSU AT
POSITIVE BALANCE GRAPPLING
Children are not just “little adults.” They have very unique approaches to learning and extensive needs for support as they progress through various developmental stages. We represent the Sould Fighter’s Team, whose symbol is a tiger claw. Our children program includes our Little Tigers Program, for children age 6-13, and our Tiger Cubs Program for children 3-5 years of age.
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
~ William Butler Yeats
We truly seek to become a part of your child’s education and development. Every martial arts program will tout their ability to improve your child’s self esteem, discipline and self control. Our goal differs in that we seek to become a part of your child’s education. We truly want to light a fire in your child’s life that results in not only their learning a martial art, but improving in every aspect of their lives.
So what will we do to help your child to develop? We educate your child and improve their lives through superior martial arts instruction, positive reinforcement, goal setting, personal attention and individualized achievement within a fun, yet highly structured and disciplined environment.
In truth, self-confidence comes from within. It is not possible to lecture a child into becoming more self-confident. Yes, we are affirming of your child, but our approach is different. We will provide challenging learning situations that push your child to work through tough situations and achieve. This is what truly builds self-confidence, self esteem and a feeling of competency on the part of children.
“For a small child there is no division between playing and learning; between the things he or she does ‘just for fun’ and things that are ‘educational.’ The child learns while living and any part of living that is enjoyable is also play.”
~ Penelope Leach
At the end of the day, we strive to offer your child a structured environment that allows for individual learning and growth. As the quote says, children don’t differentiate play and learning. Our goal is to teach them in a low stress positive environment that facilitates learning in a way that your child grows while having fun.
BENEFITS OF TRAINING JIU JITSU at POSITIVE BALANCE
Self-Defense – Your child will learn real-world techniques that will help them to defend themselves in difficult situations. Brazilian jiu-jitsu’s focus is to teach students who are smaller and weaker to defend themselves against a larger, stronger assailant. While we teach students that the first choice is to avoid conflict all together, we will prepare them with the skills required to protect themselves in situations that cannot be avoided.
Fitness – The stamina and endurance children develop during Martial Arts training in our Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program results in natural weight-loss and an improvement in overall physical and mental health.
Balance and Motor Skills – Jiu-Jitsu is a sport known to teach balance and good coordination. Our Kid’s Program focuses on creating good hand and eye coordination when learning the techniques, especially while training with their drilling partners. They will learn the importance of paying attention to their surroundings. We have found that children who train Jiu-Jitsu for a long period of time gain great posture and motor skills, which assists in the development of becoming flexible and in-tune with their own bodies.
Self-Confidence – Your child will naturally gain self-confidence as they work their way through the belt system and progress. Our belt system provides children measurable goals to follow that are realistic to attain. Your child will gain a sense of self-accomplishment by mastering new techniques and earning belts that will follow them throughout their life.
Self-Discipline – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instills mental focus in your child. Your child will learn how to concentrate on learning a technique while seeing it through, but there is much more than that. We want to make sure that our students are working on their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu technique, improving their behavior at home, as well as improving their grades at school. We teach a very effective form of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and want to make sure that the every kid is learning it correctly.
Respect – The way that we have our Kid’s program structured, we have found that creating a foundation of respect and discipline not only benefits the students on the mat, but also off the mat. As a World Champion Training Facility, we strive not only for great competitors, but also for great individuals. It is necessary for our young children to learn respect and become disciplined to succeed on the mat, at home and in school. All of our students are disciplined to treat others as they would like to be treated, becoming positive influences everywhere they go. We will also continuously impress upon your child the importance to show respect to parents, teachers and peers in their every day lives.
Teamwork, Positive Social Interaction and Bully-Proofing – Jiu-Jitsu is a sport meant for teamwork, where we teach our kids to encourage and motivate one another to become better in everything that they do. In particular, we educate them about bullying and how to better deal with situations that involve bullying. Every student is encouraged to build one another up and not bring on another down. We find it very important for all of our kids to understand and put into practice a positive social environment within a team.