What does grappling, wrestling and BJJ have in common? They are all fantastic for your kids. One of the main requirements of the Brazilian Jiujitsu is an out-of-this-world wrestling game, which ultimately ends in submitting your opponent and taking in the glory of the win. Wrestling —or how we generally term it “grappling” —is perfect for getting that rough-and-tumble play out of your kids while under the close supervision of trained adults. The benefits of wrestling are numberless, but, to name a few…
IT TEACHES THEM NOT TO GIVE UP WHEN THINGS GET HARD
The melding of your perseverance and discipline can never start too young. Wrestling is hard. It literally pits one person’s will to never give up against another’s, and sometimes there’s even a timer thrown in. This is why jiu jitsu is fantastic for instilling a strong mind: it teaches you that perseverance is often the key to success. This becomes clearer when your kids are on their own having to push themselves for success, and learning from their own decisions in monitored scenarios. The earlier, the better.
INSTILLS CONFIDENCE EARLY-ON
Confidence is the key to life. We want to see your kids thrive at our gym. It’s a great thing to watch them slowly start to build confidence as they continue their jiu jitsu practice. Jiu jitsu takes dedication and hard work, and the pay-off for doing something hard like jiu jitsu bolsters anyone’s self-esteem. The supportive environment we provide at Kaizen Lab is perfect for fostering confidence through both your kid’s time and commitment.
CAN BE APPLIED TO OTHER SPORTS
Kids aren’t just stuck, glued to office chairs all day like a lot of adults — almost every school day, kids participate in some form of physical education. The fundamental learnings from jiu jitsu can be easily applied back into this assortment of sporting activity — including strength and conditioning, humility, stamina, and good sportsmanship. Over time, you will likely find your kids improving in their ability to perform in sports the longer they commitment to jiu jitsu.
OUTLET FOR ENERGY
Kids are, for some reason, always bursting with energy, whether it be time for bed or after a long day of maths and painting the day away. Jiu jitsu gets your adrenaline roaring like a lawnmower, allowing for your kids to de-energise and tucker themselves out back down to a human level of energy. Wrestling is the perfect way to utilise exhorbitant amounts of energy towards something more valuable, rather than it getting held in or held out in a more negative fashion. It lets kids exhaust themselves without taking the fun away.
BUCKETS OF FUN
Jiu jitsu is so much fun! While an individual sport, jiu jitsu and the wrestling involved makes everyone a bit chummy, with plenty of room for a bit of competitive edge as well. It’s a perfect combination of learning and physical exertion. It’s a sport that never gets boring, with partakers continuously finding joy in practicing new moves (and eventually landing them).
Get your kids to wrestle it out on our jiu jitsu mats! Contact us at email@example.com to arrange for a free kids trial class.