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1. Progress not perfection

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotes continuous self-improvement. In the beginning, your child may get impatient when they don’t notice results right away. Instructors will teach your kids to set goals and show them how to work towards them. Setting goals is an important quality to have both in Martial Arts and in life because it will give your child short-term motivation and long-term vision. With this, they will know how to organize their time and resources so they can make the best out of every class or situation. With hard work and drive your child will notice their progress and learn to embrace the journey.

2. Your child will believe in themselves

Consistency is key to all progress. With every class, your child will learn new techniques that they will eventually be able to execute. Encouragement and positive reinforcement from their instructors will help them keep pushing. But, the key here is that your child will become more assertive in the work and time they are putting in, giving them the confidence to keep working hard.

3. Focus

As parents, we know how hard it is to get our child to sit down and eat, let alone get other tasks done. Brazilian Jitsu Jitsu requires thought-processing and attention to detail which means being able to focus on their instructor teaching the position and being able to follow instructions to execute them is vital to further progress.  With this, the child will subsequently have to rely on focusing to reach their goals.

4. Patience is virtue

In todays fast-paced world, with technology at our fingertips,  we can get anything we want, when we want. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on the other hand, takes time and patience to achieve results. Perfecting a technique does not come from night to day, belt promotions require hard work, but with time and a bit of patience and plenty of FUN, your child will learn a quality they can use in their day to day.

5. Health and Wellness

As parents, we always wonder if we’re doing the right thing. With Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you’ll never have to second guess yourself. BJJ will improve their overall coordination and stamina as well as increasing their heart-rate for the best hour of their day!  A Healthy child is a happy child. You’ll find your child dragging you out the door to go to class (we can all agree that is a win-win situation).

Post Author: Juliana Fontoura

Juliana Fontoura, is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu BLACK Belt and has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 10 years and is a highly accomplished competitor. In 2018 she became an IBJJF World Medalist. She is the founder of Lokahi Academy.

She is also the owner of Gentle Art Dojo in Chelmsford, MA along with her Husband . With the help of their talented students, they built the most successful school in the Chelmsford area. Their Team held 4 consecutive 1st place team trophies in Boston through the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation.

Now in her hometown of Hudson, MA she will be able to pass on her extensive knowledge in the community she grew up in!