Okay, so you bring your child to our academy and you want them to attend classes. Every parent has their personal reasons:
- A new activity or skill for the child.
- Self-Defense and anti-bullying.
- Social confidence.
The list goes on.
The best part is the fact that they will receive all of that and then some.
But here is what really sends our program and the value of it into the priceless category.
We utilize jiu-jitsu almost like an insurance policy for your child’s future. Jiu-jitsu becomes a tool to manifest all of those special traits and abilities.
The training that takes place on the sacred mats of EFJJA has become a lab for child development. In our lab, kids are faced with incredible opportunities to hone and sharpen these traits and skills.
They learn courage by taking on a larger training partner. They learn patience by sitting patiently during class or waiting for the moment to attack in their match. If they are not patient, they will not be able to “win”. All positive behaviors and social skills are constantly reinforced. They are expected to behave maturely while having fun and are forced to work with various partners of different ages, genders, and abilities. I could go on forever.
The best part is all of this happens by accident. For them, the training seems fun and like they are merely learning self-defense. What they don’t realize are the areas of the brain that get used and activated when these abilities are needed.
They are getting sharpened with each lesson and teachable moment. They are getting more self control with each grappling match, and they are becoming empowered and transformed into real life superheroes.
Remember that you can’t compare jiu-jitsu to other activities. It isn’t fair because the value of jiu-jitsu reaches incredible heights. If you offered me a billion dollars, I wouldn’t give up the art. Jiu-jitsu is an art that takes an individual to the most instinctive element of human behavior. It is practiced with others and it is a game of self mastery.
You cannot be successful if you don’t fully understand yourself. You cannot be successful if you do not learn how to coexist with others in the community around us.
What is the most important reason your child should do jiu-jitsu???
Jiu-jitsu is the perfect setting for them to effectively master the skills needed to be successful in life. Most kids are taught these skills, but do not have the right “practice” to master them. With Brazilian jiu-jitsu training and parental teamwork, we can reinforce these elements to create greatness!
They will use these lessons to move swiftly and gracefully through life, gaining confidence as they grow and having the ability to courageously stand up for their beliefs. They will have the humility to understand when they should compromise them.
Jiu-jitsu is an art form. It is the ultimate human behavior supplement. Where else could your child receive daily practice in the following areas:
- Focus and Listening.
- Learning Retention.
- Teamwork and Social Skills.
- Self Control.
- Coordination and Motor Skills.
- Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle.
- Self-Esteem and Confidence.
- Stranger Awareness.
The answer is…jiu-jitsu!
When you are calculating the cost of classes, don’t forget to add in the value. When your child leaves the nest, they will thank you. You will have prepared them for adulthood.
How did this masterful preparation occur? By using the most effective, sharpest, and skillful tool there is for life: jiu-jitsu.
JIU-JITSU TEACHES US HOW TO LIVE!