The concept of BJJ is that smaller people who are not as strong can defend themselves against a larger, stronger opponent. Through the use of skillful leveraging techniques and effective groundwork, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu martial artists are able to manipulate, subdue, and control their opponent.
BJJ is a great first sport for a child. In the words of Kelly Slater, 11 time world champion, and BJJ blue-belt. “Put your kids in BJJ before other sports.” Watch thise video from BlackBeltSurfer,“Kelly Slater talks about why kids should do Jiu Jitsu.” BJJ is the perfect sport to help develop coordination, mental toughness, physical contact, humility, and respect.
“BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU IS A TOTAL BODY WORKOUT”
Learning Jiu-Jitsu at Claudio França BJJ will benefit you and your child immensely. BJJ helps build mental toughness, teaches the value of hard work, and gives you the persistence you need in everyday life. Many members at Claudio França BJJ have said that Jiu-Jitsu is also a great stress-relief from school or work because it helps take their mind off problems they are facing so they can focus all their strength and thoughts into grappling on the mats.
Many parents also choose to enroll their children in BJJ because it is a great opportunity to make friends. In BJJ you need to have a training partner to practice with, so you spend a lot of time with that person. You can’t learn Jiu-Jitsu by yourself, so you need someone to work with and create a bond of trust and reciprocation. Members at Caudio França BJJ have become close friends and help each other reach their goals.
Little Jaguar Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a great way to start your child’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey. Classes are focused on your child’s developing motor skills and controlling our bodies. It is a great class for them to move around, get used to being in a martial arts environment, and all while learning valuable self defense techniques.
Kid’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an excellent class consisting of all levels of students. These classes are the next step up for many kids who participated in our Little Jaguar’s program. It adds another level of technique details. Our children’s BJJ class also instills many life skills including, discipline, self control, respect, sportsmanship, and many other valuable lessons.
Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an excellent class consisting of all levels of students. Our youth BJJ class gets very into the finer points of the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu while still instilling discipline, self control, respect, hard work, sportsmanship, and many other valuable life skills.
The Benefits Of BJJ
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an intense, aerobic and anaerobic workout that helps any child’s fitness and health improve. It is a fun exercise for children to develop body coordination as well as personal development and growth. The benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu goes above and beyond any other martial art due to its adaptability in the skills and techniques that a child learns to takedown an opponent.
Training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu takes many people out of their comfort zones because it is based solely on avoiding kicking and punching and little violence. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu uses a variety of joint locks, chokes, holds and throws instead of the basic punches and kicks. Many children have to focus for extended periods of time since they are training against a resisting partner instead of a paddle or bag. This helps with a child’s thinking process, problem solving skills, coordination, and physical awareness. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu also helps students at Claudio França BJJ learn self-discipline, respect, and focus. Many parents at Claudio França BJJ of Santa Cruz, San Jose, & Watsonville see an improvement in their child’s increased attention span and focus in school.
Boosts Self Confidence
Claudio França BJJ is dedicated to empowering you or your child with the confidence and self-esteem needed to succeed in everyday life. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can bring out the positive qualities that have always been a part of you or your child, whether that is inner calm, positive mental attitude, patience, or self-discipline. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will help you overcome obstacles, anger and self-doubt, and leave you feeling confident in any situation.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a total body workout because it involves your entire body to to protect yourself against another person trying to take you down. At Claudio França BJJ, we know the importance of a healthy mind and body. Child-obesity is a serious problem in the United States, so introducing your child to martial arts is a great way to combat that. In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you’ll burn hundreds of calories in each class, develop lean muscles, and boost stamina. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a high-energy training class that is great for overall health and weight loss.
Positive Social Interaction
Many parents also choose to enroll their children in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu because it is a great opportunity to make friends. In BJJ you need to have a training partner to practice with, so you spend a lot of time with that person. You need someone to grapple with and create a bond of trust and reciprocation. You and your partner will motivate and push each other so you know if the new joint lock or throw you learned actually works on an opponent. Members at Claudio França BJJ have become close friends and help each other refine their skills and reach their goals.
Engaging and Fun
Learning Jiu-Jitsu at Claudio França BJJ will benefit you and your child immensely. BJJ helps build mental toughness, teaches the value of hard work, and gives you the persistence you need in everyday life. Many members at Claudio França BJJ have said that BJJ is also a great stress-relief from school or work because it helps take their mind off problems they are facing so they can focus all their strength and thoughts into grappling on the mats.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Claudio França BJJ in Santa Cruz, San Jose, & Watsonville is also a great way to help your child with developmental life-skills. It puts them in an atmosphere where they overcome obstacles, gain self-esteem, can succeed, and learn to never give up. Bullying in schools has become an ever-increasing problem, so giving your child the skills they need to feel confident in redirection and assertiveness. Our students at Claudio França BJJ are taught how to redirect verbal assaults and assess situations without needing to physically use their skills.