Unfortunately bullying is a big problem in society today. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can combat this issue by helping kids stand up to bullies, and settle things before the situation gets too out of hand.
Here are 7 ways BJJ Helps:
Self-Confidence Wards off Cowards
Bullies are cowards and they like to pick on people with low self-confidence. If a kid does not lack confidence they will be able to fend off a bully right from the get go. If their confidence doesn’t do the trick to ward of the bully, once the child tells them they know how to defend themselves the bully will usually back off.
A Cure to Fear and Insecurity
There are two major ingredients to bullying and they are, fear and insecurity. The fear usually comes from the victim and the insecurity generally derives from the bully. BJJ will help kids dealing with fear to be more confident in their abilities to defend themselves, so they can deal with this fear. It will also help the bully dealing with insecurity to become more confident, respectful, and polite.
Respect for Differences
BJJ creates an equal playing field for everyone because no matter how different we may be we all have the same shortcomings and potentials. It all depends on how much work you put into neutralizing one while elevating the other.
Bullies go after kids that don’t fit into the group well because they feel different and have trouble relating with the other kids. BJJ will give every child who participates a common interest making it easier to make friends and feel apart of the group.
There’s a balance of self esteem one should have and if they have too little it can lead to an isolated, fearful, and unhappy life. However, if they have too much it can turn them into a cocky, obnoxious person no one wants to be around. BJJ is a quick mediator to this balance. Everyone wins and looses on the mats so this teaches them that it’s your actions that prove your value, not what others think of you.
Helps the Parents
Nothing can replace a good upbringing by a kids parents, but BJJ can definitely complement it. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teaches important core values such as hard work, respect, and also how to deal with wins and losses, pleasure and pain, reward and punishment.
Everyone, even kids, have to deal with stress and discomfort sometimes in their daily life. BJJ will teach them how to deal with these moments in the correct way and stay calm.
Here at Atos Jiu Jitsu HQ we have kids classes ranging from 3-5, 5-8, and 8-14 year old. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a great martial art for kids, and we are proud to be the best martial art school not only in San Diego CA, but the entire world. We have proved that many times in tournaments, the most prestigious being Kids Pans.
We have a specially going on right now for kids it’s only $89 a month for an entire year! To learn more about our kids program, and how to get a FREE one week trial please call us at 858-292-5040 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.