Enrolling your child in our Greater Lake Houston BJJ program comes with many benefits parents should expect as they invest in the growth of their kids.
Here are just a few things your child will experience that you will be able to see once your child has spent some time in our program.
#1 – Training BJJ Will Cultivate Self-Discipline and Focus
In today’s video game world, our kids are often overstimulated. A lot of kids spend more time playing on their Nintendo Switch than playing outside and that is vastly different than the childhood their parents had. By enrolling your child at Renzo Gracie Lake Houston, you’ll be bringing something into their lives that allows them to be engaged without the use of a screen. Something challenging and engaging that will help them learn how to focus and give them structure to help them develop their sense of self-discipline. These are learned attributes and we pride ourselves on being an extension of our kids’ parents and teachers in order to help them grow into productive and happy adults.
#2 – It Will Help Give Them Confidence To Face Life Head On
Since the beginning of time, it’s been said that training in martial arts makes people more confident. That is true. We, along with many others, believe Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is the best program for this purpose and the reasons are clear. With BJJ, we aren’t just memorizing movements (forms/katas) but we train with others every single day. While we don’t punch each other in the face (we save that for kickboxing), your child will experience some sort of resistance in the form of live training in every class. Going through adversity in these types of scenarios will teach your child how to overcome vs. give up.
#3 – They Will Learn How To Set Goals, Work Towards Them, And See Things Through
There are many ways we do this whether it be competing in tournaments or aiming for the next belt promotion. Advancing in BJJ is NOT easy, but rather a reward for individual progress that can be seen tangibly on the mats. We work with each of our students to help them map out their goals and start working towards them. The goal is to cultivate goal setting and improvement every single day. And as the goals get tougher, so do they!
#4 – Your Child Will Learn Self-Defense That Works In The Read World
BJJ works! Once your child sees what they can accomplish against fully resisting training partners in class and in competition, that confidence will translate into the rest of their lives. With bullying on the rise and such a hot button topic, it’s important that we teach our kids how to protect themselves but even more importantly, how to AVOID altercations altogether. With what they will learn in BJJ class, your child will be “bully-proof” in a way not many other things can teach them, all without ever having to punch or kick any other kids.
#5 – Training BJJ Teaches Us How To Be Detail-Oriented And Adapt To Adversity
I’m not sure if you know this but the art of BJJ isn’t the easiest thing in the world. It requires one to pay attention to the smallest of details in order to executive a movement or series of movements effectively. And as you go through this, your opponent is going through their own thought process in their head in order to counter your own. It’s a never-ending game of mental and physical chess. As your child advances, they’ll get better and better at this, focusing on details and adapting to real-time changes that present new challenges they have to overcome. This is a necessary skill for life and one that will be honed on our mats.
#6 – Our Kids Learn How To Work With Others Towards Common Goals
While BJJ is an individual sport, it’s one you can’t practice by yourself. In our classes, your child will learn how to interact with many other kids at their own age and experience level. They’ll be working together in many ways, like drilling techniques, playing relatable games, and rolling/training. Jiu-Jitsu is a great way for kids to learn how to communicate with their peers. They’ll also learn how to listen to instruction even while they’re having fun with others and may even make a few friends that last a lifetime.
#7 – Body Awareness Is Something Everyone Develops In Jiu-Jitsu Class
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a very physical art that requires fine motor movements. That’s important for kids as they grow. By enrolling your child in class, they’ll become in-tune with their bodies even as they mature and get older. They’ll also become sensitive to what their bodies can and can’t do, and even develop the self-awareness to sense a threat when it presents itself so they can avoid dangerous situations.
#8 – Our Kids Have Fun Doing Something That Is A Positive Influence On Their Lives
More important than anything is that BJJ is FUN. Our kids achieve all the benefits listed above just by going to class and our parents can rest easy knowing it is something their kids will look forward to. Through Jiu-Jitsu they will learn how to be physically fit, mentally sharp, and develop excellent personal habits. And they do it all with a smile on their faces because they’re a vital part of a positive, consciously-collaborative community!
For more information on how to join Renzo Gracie Lake Houston and enroll your child in our Jiu-Jitsu program, make sure to email [email protected].