Jiu-Jitsu changes kids’ lives. The skills kids learn while training on the mat has a significant effect on kids and their lives off the mat.
Here are some of the benefits of starting Jiu-Jitsu as a kid:
1. Learn Self-Defense
Jiu-Jitsu teaches kids how to defend themselves. But it also gives kids the skills to diffuse a situation with confidence and avoid physical contact with a bully or a threat.
2. Get Moving
We all need physical activity. Jiu-Jitsu gives kids a physical outlet, and the positive effects of physical activity extend beyond the mats. Plus, healthy activity habits formed as a child are more likely to continue later in life.
3. Learn Social Skills
In Jiu-Jitsu, kids meet other kids from different backgrounds. Over time, kids bond over a shared interest and create friendships in an environment that values respect.
4. Practice Goal Setting
Kids who train Jiu-Jitsu continuously learn and practice new techniques and skills. The learning environment is conducive to goal setting. If a kid plans on sticking with Jiu-Jitsu long-term, learning how to set short-term goals is a valuable tool.
5. Problem Solve
A Jiu-Jitsu class provides a mental workout just as much as a physical workout. Rather than memorizing how to use their skills in a specific situation, kids learn how to take what they’ve learned and apply their skills in a variety of scenarios.
6. Develop Self-Discipline
In a martial arts class, a lack of self-discipline could show itself in disrespecting an instructor or fellow student or in losing focus. Martial arts training teaches kids to develop the self-discipline to control their actions and create a strong work ethic.
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