Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system. In fact, Brazilian jiu-jitsu is the most effective martial art kids can learn for self-defense. Unlike most martial arts, Brazilian jiu jitsu doesn’t rely on size and strength. Focusing on grappling and especially ground fighting, jiu-jitsu promotes the concept that a smaller person can successfully fight against a bigger and heavier attacker by using proper technique and leverage. Kids who attend jiu-jitsu classes learn to take the fight to the ground, and then apply joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a physically demanding sport that requires flexibility and stamina as it helps children to improve physical balance, coordination and bravery. Jiu-jitsu classes work great for unathletic children being highly beneficial for them in boosting self-confidence, physical health, setting and reaching goals, and learning how to protect themselves. Kids, who take jiu-jitsu classes spend a lot of energy in gym during each workout and learn quickly to make the right decisions in complicated situations.