Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Teens
Most Martial Arts programs rely on striking the attacker with the use of punches, kicks, knees and elbows. The unique thing about our Kids BJJ Program is all the techniques are purely defensive and utilises no strikes. We teach the children the skills, if attacked to defend themselves and the techniques to neutralize the threat and gain control. Our children’s BJJ Program can prepare your child to deal with many challenges and obstacles that they may deal with in day to day life e.g. bullies; it will also instil in your child the character traits that will lead to success in all areas of life.
The Teen Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is for both boys and girls ages 10-15 years old. The program is designed to improve overall fitness while providing the benefits of learning a martial art. The curriculum will cover Adults Program and effective self defence techniques tailored specifically for Teenagers. Emphasis is also put on developing confidence, respect and a good work ethic. All classes are supervised by an adult in a friendly and safe environment.
A typical class usually consists of a warm up, which includes physical exercise, and BJJ oriented movement drills. After a quick break, the instructor demonstrates the technique(s) of the day. Students then practice the technique(s) on the instructors and then with a partner. The next portion of the class is dedicated to active practice. Then the last few minutes of the class is when the student gets to wrestle their friends (Rolling). Students routinely experience the fun of rolling with an instructor as they develop their skills and confidence.
While classes are run in a disciplined manner, we strive to create a positive environment for teens to learn in. Our goal is that each Teenager has increased confidence and a smile on their face at the end of every class!
The Benefits of BJJ
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu uses the principles of action – reaction, leverage, and base. Children learn to use an opponent’s power as an advantage, rather than fighting against the force. We practice many different games that help children experience these principles and learn to understand how to use them as techniques. Children develop a heightened sense of body awareness and coordination, which leads to self-confidence and inner discipline. Not only do children learn how to effectively defend themselves, but also strengthen their kinaesthetic abilities to excel in any other sport of which they participate.
The majority of class time involves working in partners and practicing the application of moves. This constant close contact allows practitioners to ingrain the natural phenomenon of body action and reaction to leverage and balance in an interactive way, rather than individual repetitious moves in theoretical scenarios. Children learn to read and anticipate an opponent’s movements, and respond accordingly. They actually experience the dynamic constantly and it becomes hard wired into their body memory.
Some position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Knee on Belly
Guard Top / Guard Bottom
Turtle Top / Turtle Bottom
Half Guard Bottom
Side control Bottom
Knee on Belly Bottom
Rear mount Bottom