5 Reasons Kids Should Train Jiu Jitsu

We all know Jiu Jitsu is fun, and very addictive. If you have been training for a while surely you have seen the way Jiu Jitsu changes people for the better. Have you ever observed a kids class? Maybe you help teach them, or maybe you have a child that trains? If you have a kid they should definitely be in Jiu Jitsu. Many people put their kids in martial arts, but Jiu Jitsu is better for kids in many ways. Here are a few reasons you should bring your kids to Jiu Jitsu class.

  • They learn how to defend themselves. This is a no brainer that kids will learn how to defend themselves from bullies. If you train at a self-defense orientated academy this is even truer as they will see escapes to common playground holds like the headlock.
  • Attached to the first reason is the confidence children gain by training. I have seen firsthand that shy kids who are normally very quiet and afraid gain confidence and become a lot more outgoing in everyday life.
  • They stay healthy! With childhood obesity higher than ever this is very important. Kids should get some exercise every day and Jiu Jitsu is a great way to burn some calories!
  • They get to make great friends! Jiu Jitsu builds brotherhood in both the adult and kids classes. Kids who train Jiu Jitsu can make lifelong friends regardless of how they are treated in school. Some kids who are not viewed as “popular” in school have the opportunity to make new friends and share a passion for life.
  • They have a great opportunity! While this is only true for the ones willing to put in the work and the ones whose parents are able to support them; Kids have a great advantage in becoming high level Jiu Jitsu athletes. If a kid starts at 5, it is very possible to be a black belt at 20. It is also possible that he/she can turn it into a career and make money with their skill.

The benefits for kids are truly limitless, and Jiu Jitsu has an amazing impact on their young lives. What other benefits have you observed for children who train Jiu Jitsu?



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