Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Is Perfect For Smaller Kids


Every young child should be put into a sport of some sort that is an outlet for physical activity and using energy. Jiu Jitsu training is a great option because it promotes confidence, discipline, and respect, is demanding mentally and physically in a healthy way and has countless other benefits.

1. Problem Solving Skills

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a great tool to learn problem-solving skills. It allows children to work out problems that are guaranteed to arise through each training. It helps them address a situation, assess their options, and make a decision. 

For every new position or move learned, they have to connect thoughts to their current understanding of a situation and possible solutions. In order to use new moves, they need to connect them to things they already know. This type of learning is very important for young children.

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2. Discipline

BJJ is the best way to learn discipline. Martial arts helps children learn to behave and self regulate by implementing such structure. Respecting the mats and the instructors, learning perseverance by coming to every class, and showing respect and attention by being quiet when the instructor is talking all help with this. Learning discipline early on can completely change the behavior, routines and reactions in children who tend to normally be a bit wild. Practicing the techniques necessary in Jiu Jitsu can assist a child in becoming more calm and focused. These qualities may also be a great tool to avoid bullying.

3. Coordination and Body Awareness

Hero Academy recommends starting children at age 3 training BJJ. Learning to perform these Jiu Jitsu techniques from such a young age develops the child’s gross motor skills, coordination, and balance. 

4. Positivism

Young children absorb everything they see and listen to. Hero Academy promotes positivity through its atmosphere to positively reinforce confidence.

We not only teach a form of self-defense, but also  many life lessons that a child can carry with them through to adulthood.

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