Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has many benefits for kids and teens. World Champion surfer and avid Jiu Jitsu practitioner Kelly Slater, famously said “I advise all parents to put their kids in Jiu Jitsu classes before any other sport” (photo of Kelly slater)
On top of the physical benefits you get from all sports, in Jiu Jitsu you can also learn a few more useful skills to prepare your kid for life outside the mats. Weather it be the humbleness you must learn from someone else weaker and smaller being able to control with little to no effort or the resilience you must develop when you get stuck in a position you can’t get out of and all you can do is to breath, relax, stay calm and find your way out without panicking.
Jiu Jitsu has it all. Your kids will develop valuable trouble-shooting skills that are essential to be able to develop and do well in Jiu Jitsu but that is also very translatable to everyday life. Your children will be confident, adaptable, disciplined, with respect to authority and last but not least they will develop skills that will bully-proof them to be able to handle themselves in a self defence scenario with control without the need to strike and cause any damage while staying safe.
All of those skills together with the sense of community and the friendships they will create along the way makes Jiu Jitsu the go to martial arts for someone like Kelly Slater, his kids and many millions around the world.