Self Defence for Kids
Why Kids Jujitsu?
The club has adjusted its Jui-Jitsu to make it safer for children.
Martial Arts can be a great activity to get your children into for a whole range of reasons that have nothing at all to do with fighting. You can choose from a range of styles including Karate, Taekwondo, Japanese and Brazilian Jujitsu and Krav Maga too.
Of course, one of the most obvious benefits of Martial Arts for kids is that it includes a physical activity component.
Not only will your child move around a lot, but they’ll also build on their strength and flexibility.
Learning new skills increases children’s confidence and self-esteem.
They’ll also need to work together with other students in the class and even perform their skills in front of people during grading or special events.
Most types of Martial Arts have a belt or ranking system that children work through, meaning they are rewarded for their practice and mastery of skills.
Focusing on a goal such as achieving a new rank or belt is a great way to learn about goal-setting and motivation.
Respecting your instructor or teacher is an important part of Martial Arts.
Children will need to listen to and follow instructions in order to learn new moves and skills.
While Martial Arts are typically done as an individual, teamwork is still a vital part of the practice.
Working in pairs is often used to teach sparring or to work on moves. Being part of a club also creates a sense of belonging and creates lifelong friendships.
If you have a child who likes to punch, kick, roll or wrestle, Martial Arts offers a safe environment in which to do it.
Children learn how t to land safely if they fall backwards and how to block kicks and punches or kicks. It’s much safer than practising on their siblings at home!
You might think that Martial Arts are about fighting but it’s quite the opposite in most cases.
The ultimate aim of Martial Arts is to teach children peaceful, non-violent conflict resolution skills and to help them work out ways to avoid physical altercations.