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What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, often times referred to as "BJJ", is a grappling-based martial art with a predominant focus on ground fighting. The objective in the art of BJJ is to control an opponent and force them to submit without using any strikes such as punches, elbows, kicks, etc. In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, students will learn how to takedown, control, and submit an opponent using joint locks and chokeholds. This is accomplished through using proper technique and leverage instead of brute strength. BJJ proves that through proper technique, a smaller opponent is able to neutralize and defeat much larger opponents, making BJJ a very practical self-defense martial art for both men and women of all sizes.
Positive Benefits of BJJ for Kids
- Increased Strength
- Increased Conditioning
- Increased Flexibility
- Body Awareness
- Improved Coordination
- Self confidence
- Social Skills
- Self Defense
- Prevent Bullying
- New Friendships
- Develop Respect
- Learn Team Work
Team Link Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Team Link Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is broken into two separate age groups. We have one age group for kids 5-9, and one age group for ages 10-16. Ages 5-9 train Tuesday and Thursday at 5pm, and ages 10-16 train Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5pm.
In both classes, our goal is teach the kids as much Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as possible, while keeping it fun and entertaining for the kids. It is important to emphasize, while we do have fun in the classes, we are here to teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. We are not a daycare, your kids will be learning real martial arts. In our classes, we focus heavily on building focus, respect and self discipline while improving strength, balance, flexibility, and coordination.
In both age groups, we start the class with our warmup consisting of some light stretches, some calisthenics and solo drills. After this we go right into our technique for the day. In our ages 5-9 class, we end class with a "game". The games we play in class are designed to trick the younger kids into learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In their mind they are just having fun and playing a game, while in reality they are learning important body movements and skills that will help them improve in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In our ages 10-16 class, we end the class with sparring, often times called "rolling". This gives the kids an opportunity to apply the techniques they've learned in class against a resisting partner in a safe and instructor-supervised environment.