Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids
At Sampa BJJ Martial Arts School, instructors believe that a child’s total well being, both psychological and physical, can be strengthened simultaneously. While the physical aspects of exercise and Martial Arts training improve your child’s general health, it likewise improves emotional health with increased self-confidence as well as prevents tension, stress, anxiety and depression.
Some of the benefits are: control of aggressive behavior and the gain of self-respect, self-control, self-defense, courtesy, memorization and retention . Also, the child will also excel in other athletic endeavors (coordination and motor skills, fitness and healthy life).
Martial arts training gives your son or daughter the chance to strengthen in mind as well as body. It encompasses not just the physical aspect of the “sport”, but mental and emotional lessons as well.
Teamwork and Positive Social Interaction is another area that improves with martial arts training, as it is necessary for any young child to develop. It is at this stage in their life that they develop an understanding and a confidence in their ability to work with others.
At Sampa BJJ, instructors know that focus plays a key role in the mindset of children who have limited attention spans at this stage in their life.
Sampa BJJ programs will contribute in building their attention span… teaching your child to focus on the task at hand while improving their listening and reaction skills at the same time.
Comparing that to other youth activities and sports, where fierce competitiveness and “winning at all costs” seems to be the order of the day, it’s not surprising that many children grapple with issues of self-esteem and misplaced aggression.
At Sampa BJJ, instructors are focusing in anti-bullying education, where bullying is defined as unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.
Kids who bully use their power – such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity – to control or harm others. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may experience serious, lasting problems.
Martial arts training teach also principles of redirection and straightforward assertiveness. Students are taught to manage situations without the use of violence, learning ways to assess threats, redirect verbal assaults and mobilize the audience, which is a critical factor in empowering the bully.
The martial arts style that a child adopts should be influenced by the parents. It will of course be convenient if the child can practice with, or at least in the same school as, the parents. Crucial to the success of the program, is the integrity and trustworthiness of the teacher and the school.
Sampa BJJ offers the best qualifications, training philosophies and interaction between coach and kids, so that the intensive learning process is efficient in a fun, friendly and interactive way.
For many kids, one of the skillsets that is often overlooked, but needs constant work and attention is balance and posture… basic skills necessary for almost any activity.
Poor posture leads to cramped organs, improper breathing, and a whole host of other unhealthy bodily expressions. At BJJ the training helps to build strong balance, healthy postures and balanced movement through the use of age appropriate forms and drills. Since the joints and connective tissues of children are more vulnerable to injury than those of adults, BJJ instructors are mindful and qualified to make sure that kids are using the appropriate protection tools.
BJJ Martial Arts School offers the highest quality Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai and also Krav Maga program around Glendora, Walnut, Azusa, Covina and West Covina area.
Glendora 626-335-4971 or Walnut 909-444-9944