Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) has gained a lot of attention in recent years, and it’s pretty obvious why. BJJ stands apart from other martial arts due to its focus on grappling, rather than the kicking and punching that characterize disciplines such as Karate and Taekwondo. BJJ is known to improve fitness levels, prepare its practitioners for situations requiring self-defense, and relieve stress.Contact Us
Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
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 Gig Harbor MMA learn self-discipline, respect, and focus. Many parents at Gig Harbor MMA see an improvement in their child’s increased attention span and focus in school.
Made for the real world, BJJ is a form of self defense that every person should master. BJJ focuses on ground level altercations – utilizing holds, throws, blows, and a variety of submission techniques. This makes Jiu Jitsu ideal when learning how to take on an opponent who may be larger than you, without necessarily having to hurt them.
Boosts Self Confidence
Gig Harbor Mixed Martial Arts 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 Gig Harbor MMA, 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 can’t learn BJJ by yourself and cannot learn the martial art by using paddles or punching bags. 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 Gig Harbor MMA have become close friends and help each other refine their skills and reach their goals.
Engaging and Fun
Learning Jiu-Jitsu at Gig Harbor MMA 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 Gig Harbor Mixed Martial Arts 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 Gig Harbor Mixed Martial Arts 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 Gig Harbor MMA are taught how to redirect verbal assaults and assess situations without needing to physically use their skills.