'Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own' -Bruce Lee
WHY JIU-JITSU? FOR ME AND MY KIDS.
Jiu Jitsu is an ancient method of training your mind, body and spirit to act as one. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners strive for harmony, but also learn realistic, effective and often devastating self-defense techniques. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique. Adults and Children who get involved in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu reap many benefits in several areas of life. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not solely a martial art: it is also a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in people; and, ultimately, a way of life.
In an age of fast food, video games and child obesity rates never seen before, Sticks and Stones Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is here to offer a fun and productive alternative for you and your kids! Fitness is a crucial element to all of our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes. Warm-ups with running, jumping and stretching are common, and the movements of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu itself often challenge your muscles and cardiovascular system. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners are known for being toned, flexible and physically fit, and you and you kids will be no different.
No one wants to feel vulnerable. The ability to defend yourself against an assailant or bully is empowering and inspires self confidence in children as well as adults. Our classes use realistic self defense techniques as a cornerstone of our entire program.. New techniques will be shown from class to class, but you can be certain that with regular practice, you and your kids will learn to defend his or herself in a variety of different ways. Most children that have become proficient in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu carry themselves with such self confidence that they never need to defend themselves, the bullies simply look elsewhere for a child that appears to be vulnerable.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will help instill mental focus for all, giving you the ability to concentrate on a task and see it through to its conclusion. The discipline that is taught in the academy in regard to uniforms, customs and techniques translates into other areas of life, including school, household chores, summer jobs, etc. In fact, according to experts, many parents whose children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report great success with martial arts programs because self-control and concentration are exactly the skills underdeveloped in ADHD kids.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and our academy is all about respect. All of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques are all secondary to the respect that is shown from the moment you walk into our academy. Children learn to treat other students as they wish to be treated. Our instructors press upon the respect issue regularly and instruct students to practice respect for self, parents, teachers and peers at every opportunity.
Anyone who has been involved in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for a while is generally confident in themselves. Not many children are self confident the day they walk into our academy, in fact very few are. By working their way through our belt ranking system the children and adults will have measurable goals that are realistic to attain. Everyone feels accomplished by mastering a new technique or graduating to a new belt. As previously mentioned, the self confidence inspired in children when they no longer have to be worried about getting picked on when they go to school is tremendous!
Come and bring your child in to try a couple of our Jiu Jitsu classes for kids. We encourage everyone to try two classes for free to make sure that Sticks & Stones BJJ, our instructors and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is “for them”. Our kids classes are for ages 4 to 14 years old. Some 14 and most 15 year olds are ready to move into our adult classes. Absolutely no experience is required and most of our kids and adults have never done any martial arts before. If you have any more questions, please call an ask us anything! We are looking forward to changing you and your child’s life!