Develop your childs martial arts & defence skills
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu benefits your child by equipping them with self-defence skills, which will improve their fitness, confidence, and discipline. It is challenging, but great fun and leads to making new friends.
We have several classes per week which are split up into age groups (3 – 7yrs, 8 – 12yrs, 13 – 16yrs) and built around school times and on weekends. We promote a positive and team-oriented environment where every child feels included and everyone has fun!
Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Kids’ martial arts have long been viewed as a great character-building activity. While the term martial arts often invokes thoughts of Karate or Tae-Kwon-Do and the striking-heavy approach these arts take, more and more parents are discovering that jiu-jitsu’s grappling-heavy focus has tremendous benefits to offer.
It’s true that kids’ jiu-jitsu can arm a child with a less violent approach to self-defence and handling bullying but that’s far from the only benefit kids BJJ training has to offer.
At Southern Quarter we have classes suited for children from 3yrs upwards, conveniently on ‘after school’ and on weekend mornings as well as workshops in the school holidays.
Ways Kids’ Jiu-Jitsu Will Transform Your Child
There is no way to get around the reality that Jiu-jitsu is difficult it requires focus, patience, and dedication. Even though Jiu-jitsu is difficult, the skills taught are wonderful lessons for your child to learn and the difficult challenges your child overcomes on the mat will help them develop a new sense of self-confidence that will help them overcome an equal or even greater challenge off the mat in everyday life.
Every time your child proves that doubtful inner voice wrong, they feed a new inner voice, one that says “It will be hard, but I know I can do it”. No single activity will develop your child’s self-confidence more than getting them involved in kids’ Jiu-jitsu.
We’ve all heard the statistics, children are becoming screen-obsessed and sedentary. Jiu-Jitsu can help reduce the risk of your child getting obese as it’s a great form of exercise. By getting your child involved in a martial art that demands physical fitness it will help build their fitness naturally and create habits that will serve them into adulthood and beyond.
But more than just a physically powerful effect, the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle also builds a healthy mindset as well. Jiu-Jitsu promotes good citizenship, cooperation, positive thinking, and a gentle, constructive mindset. Parents who enrol their kids in Jiu-Jitsu often remark on how much their child matures and becomes the best version of themselves.
Youth Jiu-Jitsu will build a healthy mental platform for your child to stand on and achieve great things now and in the future.
We know the fear. You try to teach your child good social skills and morals, but, for better or worse, they will spend a huge part of their day away from you and under the influence of peers you have little ability to screen or choose.
This can lead to attitude problems, disrespectful behaviour, and later on down the road, dangerous situations you’d rather they not be involved in.
By enrolling your child in kids’ Jiu-Jitsu, you can provide them with a positive peer group full of kids learning the same life skills and character lessons they are. They’ll have a built-in group of peers who understand their new healthy lifestyle. A peer group who also rejects bullying and aggressive or self-destructive behaviour, and who act as cheerleaders rooting them on as they strive every day to be their best self.
We all know the saying: Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard. It’s been a coaches’ mantra for generations and no single activity will teach your child to work harder than jiu-jitsu. It will challenge their limits almost daily, and in the process, it will teach them to challenge themselves.
It will help them develop the kind of self-policing and self-discipline that are pre-requisites to a successful life.
After enrolling in kids’ Jiu-Jitsu, parents often find that their kids start doing their homework without being asked and often will keep their rooms cleaner. They find that their kids show an interest in helping out around the house. They also become far more respectful of authority figures, while asking the right questions to determine which authority figures are the right ones to gain influence from.
Jiu-jitsu is full of healthy role models of men and women working hard to serve their communities and families. Kids’ Jiu-Jitsu will help your child self-develop the highest ideals to put to work now and in the future.
Jiu-Jitsu is incredibly complex. Think of it like human chess, or human physics. Every action on the mats has a counter to it. Every action also sets up another more powerful action, if engaged correctly.
Through both the technique and rolling aspects of the class, your child will learn to think under pressure, solve problems with their brain instead of their brawn, and find the most efficient path through any situation.
These skills transfer amazingly well into everyday life and will have your child outsmarting their problems in short order.