In this age where negative messages constantly bombard our children through advertising, social media, video games, music, videos, and peers, connecting our children to positive, enriching institutions can have life and death implications. The benefit of jiu jitsu for children is enormous and the longer they are training, the more longstanding these benefits will be.
Confidence - Over time, confidence is earned as a result of their hard work, perseverance, and personal and group successes.
Discipline - Students learn that doing something consistently, regardless of whether they feel like it or not, leads to progress and self-empowerment.
Emotional Toughness - It's common for children to cry in class during their first month or two, but over time, they overcome difficult feelings and learn to control their emotions under high stress situations.
Manners - Daily reinforcement of bowing, shaking hands, wearing your uniform properly, keeping the mat clean, apologizing, saying "thank you", etc.
Morals Boundaries - Here are just a few examples:
Do not hurt others.
Do not be a bully.
Stay calm and don't lose your temper.
Always shake hands after a fight.
Do not use your size, ability, or experience level to abuse others.
Help others when needed.
Emotional Bonds to Supportive Figures - Relationships to coaches and training partners who care about their future and well-being.
Social Adaptability - Learn to get along with, tolerate, and establish healthy boundaries with all kinds of people.
Communication - Students are forced to learn to listen effectively with their entire body in terms of their posture, sitting position, eye contact, and ears.
Positive Environment - For an hour or more at a time, students get away from the world and train in the "dojo", a place devoted to learning, self-development, and overcoming challenges.
Teamwork - Students learn to work together and fulfill leadership roles.
Physical toughness and resilience
Body awareness - Students learn how to move in a physically safe manner, avoid injuries, and protect themselves from all dangers.
Reinforces healthy living habits (i.e., proper nutrition, exercise, hygiene, grooming, self-care)