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Ways BJJ Boosts Your Kid’s Confidence

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an excellent way to help boost your kids confidence.  Confidence is essential for kids as they grow and develop so why not give them a head start and enroll them in BJJ.  Here are five ways BJJ can help kids become more self-confident.

Empowers them to stand up for themselves:

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu helps bully proof your kids by teaching them self-defense so that they can stand up for themselves if a bully confronts them.  If they know they can defend themselves they will become more confident, which will be evident on and off the mats.

Teaches them that size and gender don’t matter:

BJJ is an excellent martial art for someone who is smaller then their opponent because it teaches attacks from the bottom position, how to use gravity to get to a better position, and where to apply pressure to control a position.  It is empowering to know that even if you are smaller you can win the fight, and even though BJJ is still a male dominant sport women’s BJJ is growing fast.  It will show kids that no matter their size or gender if they work hard they can be successful.

Shows them that progress is more important than perfection:

BJJ will teach kids to appreciate their progress, and how to enjoy the journey without rushing to the destination.  Everyone wants instant results but hardly anything works this way, and BJJ is no exception.  It will teach kids that it takes consistency and perseverance to accomplish goals.

Equips them to embrace failure:

In BJJ winning and loosing is part of the journey.  Failure is a part of life as well, so it is important for kids to learn how to deal with it, and know how to learn from it, and come back motivated to do better instead of just giving up.  They will begin to see losses as a way to progress and learn rather then the end of the road.

Hardens them both mentally and physically:

BJJ is challenging both mentally and physically, but this also makes it extremely rewarding.  It will make your kids stronger from the inside out and teach them how to thrive outside of their comfort zone.  This strength will accompany them into their everyday lives enabling them to be better equipped for the challenges life will inevitably throw at them.

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 staff@atosjiujitsuhq.com.