Take Responsibility – Sampa Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Many of you know that I have a son who is almost 2 years old. If you are a parent, then you already know how many times I have to watch the same movie over and and over in one day.
Lately, my son has been watching a lot of Lion King because he loves lions and their roars. Because I’ve had to watch this movie so many times, I noticed that every time I watch it again, I pick up on something that I had not noticed before.
Lately I’ve been paying attention to the Hakuna Matata philosophy taught in the movie. This is introduced when Timon and Pumba meet Simba after he has left his family. They taught him about Hakuna Matata which means “no worries” or no responsibilities.
It sounds like a cool philosophy but this is not what we do or teach here at Sampa Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. What we teach in our martial arts classes, Judo, Jiu Jistu, and Kickboxing classes is to take responsibility for your actions and see how you can make an impact in your community and in yourself. We want our students to work hard and take on the responsibility of making the world better, not just living for themselves.
In the Lion King movie, when the lions found Simba and met up again, they pushed Simba to take on his responsibilities to make their community better because he is a lion and a king should not deny his responsibilities.
In our word, too, we need to push each other to take on responsibilities and to make our society better. At Sampa jiu jitsu, we push our students to be better people and to be aware of how they can impact each other, their communities, and themselves.
There are many reasons why adults look into start Jiu Jitsu training:
- Learning the martial arts alone, its philosophy, history education etc,
- To pursue a carrier and eventually teach,
- For self-defense purposes – Learn How to kick butt and be confident,
- For fitness and work out – weight loss and better Health,
- For Competition,
- To make friends – better life style, stress release etc.
Parents usually look into Jiu Jitsu so their kids can Have:
- Discipline meaning Respect
- Self-Discipline – Commitment – hard work – Focus
- Self defense
- Make Friends – get off the computer and games – Quality friends.
- To enforce Values and morals taught at home.
- For acquisition of physical abilities such as strength, coordination, speed and resistance – also weight loss.
To know more about our programs please call us at (626)-335-4971 for our Glendora location or (626) 977-1050 for our Walnut/Diamond Bar location.