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Can Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Defeat Bullying and Low Self Esteem on kids?

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Whether your child struggles with bullying and low self-esteem or just needs an activity, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/ self-defence class might be the solution you have been seeking.

Unlike other forms of martial arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, also known as BJJ, is mainly based on leverage. In other words, the size and weight of the fighter matter considerably less than their training. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is rightly considered one of the most efficient martial arts for self-defence factor that makes it especially popular with children and women. At Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Shellharbour, we offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and martial arts classes (MMA) for kids from 3yo - a perfect opportunity to get your child involved in this valuable, character-building activity.

But what are the benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for kids?
Some parents are reluctant to enrol their kids in martial arts classes, even if they are being bullied at school. No parent wants to encourage their child to use violence against other kids, even in situations where defence is the goal. However, our courses at Gracie Barra Shellharbour certainly do not promote violence. On the contrary, while we teach children the skills they need to defend themselves against a much larger opponent, we also teach responsibility and maturity. Our students not only know how to use Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but they also know when using it is or is not appropriate.

Indeed, the most significant benefits of our courses for kids often have more to do with the personal growth they undergo. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and self defense for kids is something we teach, but our lessons also enhance social skills, boost self-confidence, improve focus and concentration and teach the values of perseverance. Our students learn how to set goals for themselves and pursue those goals with effort, passion and commitment. Along the way, your child will also work towards fitness, setting up a base for a healthy lifestyle that he or she will hopefully maintain for life.

As you can see, self-defence is just one of the many benefits of our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes for kids. Even if there is a bully situation, it is more likely that your child will start to repel the bully due to gains in confidence and self-esteem than through any physical altercation.

Should I enrol my kids in BJJ at Gracie Barra Shellharbour?
We are part of the Gracie Barra network, which consists of more than 800 clubs around the world and more than 22 in Australia. Our brand is familiar and draws many athletes, spanning all ages and all skill levels. If you enrol your child with us, you can be confident that he or she is being trained by experienced, qualified and friendly trainers. You can also always be sure that there will be many other children in our courses, learning alongside your son or daughter in a way that tends to forge lifelong friendships.

Do you have any questions about our courses in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu self defense for kids? To learn more about what we offer, or to enrol your child in one of our classes, give us a call today. BJJ can truly change their lives for the better.