Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling art that emphasizes control over oneself and one’s opponents through the use of leverage and technique. It is, perhaps, the single most beneficial martial art for kids to learn, as it teaches them the skills necessary to control an aggressor without causing serious harm. Furthermore, the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has an extremely high participation rate in the United States, offering kids a positive and healthy outlet to test themselves in competition and advance their fitness to another level. Research on BJJ and similar grappling arts have demonstrated numerous health benefits for children, including not only physiological improvements, but enhanced cognitive performance and increased life satisfaction (Fukuda et al., 2011). Moreover, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been shown to be a healthy outlet for the transference of important life skills such as respect, perseverance, and self-confidence (Chinkov and Holt, 2016). At Modern Martial Arts and Fitness, we aim to maximize these benefits by not only teaching your child the physical skills necessary to be successful in BJJ competition, but also the communication skills necessary to deescalate potential conflicts before they ever begin! Sign up today and qualify for a limited time special rate!
A Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class at Modern Martial Arts and Fitness will feature a brief aerobic warm-up where kids will prepare their bodies for exercise while simultaneously becoming familiarized with many of the essential movements performed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques. This warm-up will be followed by a demonstration of several Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques, which will then be practiced by all of the class participants. Finally, the last portion of the class will allow for the testing of techniques in live sparring, performed at a safe, controlled, and fun pace, often followed by a game or group activity! Give us a call or send us an email for more information!
Fukuda, D. H., Stout, J. R., Burris, P. M., & Fukuda, R. S. (2011). Judo for children and adolescents: Benefits of combat sports. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 33(6), 60-63.
Chinkov, A. E., & Holt, N. L. (2016). Implicit transfer of life skills through participation in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Journal of applied sport psychology, 28(2), 139-153.