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Master Royler & Master Bruno Visit

 

The little students that training Jiu-Jitsu on Thursdays had an amazing visit: Master Royler & Master Bruno showed up to take a few photos, talk and sign the kid’s belts!!

All the kids were really excited and happy with the special visit and they had an amazing time yesterday!

Please, check out the photo below and see our little kids happy faces 🙂20160818_172654

Mid Year Gracie Humaita Kids Grading

Congratulations to all the kids from Gracie Sydney Jiu Jitsu who graded last weekend. You have been working very hard to prepare for this day and it showed! The coaches thought that it was one of the best Gradings ever! We are very proud of you all.

The Gracie Humaita Kids Grading happens twice a year and it is based on the techniques that are taught through the year by our coaches at the Academy. The kids eligible for Grading are chosen by their performance in class, attendance and attitude towards their coaches and family. After a group test, the Professor in charge for the kids program will hand the students who had passed the test their new belt rank and a certificate. To check the Grading system and syllabus please click here.

Jiu Jitsu is a great form to educate our youth, and it can help kids to stand up against bullies. Click here to see another 5 reasons why BJJ is great for kids.

We would like to thank the Gracie Humaita Family and Professor Bruno Panno for making this possible and give the kids the opportunity to lean with Jiu Jitsu in Australia.  Thanks to our Professor Owen Gee and Assistant coach Christopher Collis responsible for the Kids Program. Also big thank you to Professor Alex Prates, Professor Marcos Nevel and Assistant coaches Ricardo Azambuja, Victor Mendes, Jairson Rosa, Goerge Atton, Khava Black and Kalani Diaz for your great help during classes.

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Why your child should train BJJ?

Every child should be put into some type of developmental activity when they are young, whether it is dance, gymnastics, or martial arts etc. I feel as though Jiu Jitsu would quite possibly be the best sport you could start a child in though. It promotes confidence, discipline, respect, and many other developmental qualities.

Children are like sponges. When they are young and as they grow they absorb everything they see and listen to. It is important to surround them in a positive atmosphere so that they grow as an individual in a positive sense. Jiu jitsu allows them to do so. Not only does it teach them a form of self-defense, it also teaches many life lessons as well that a child can carry with them. Jiu Jitsu is one of the most practical martial arts you can put your child in. When you think about other martial arts, many involve striking. Do you really want your child throwing up their fists? Today especially we see a lot of bullying in schools.  BJJ allows the child to work from the ground and gain control. We certainly do not want to encourage children to fight if they have the option to defend and find a way out of the situation.

As far as confidence goes, many children are shy or maybe not as social as others. Putting them in BJJ will allow that confidence to grow. Whether they are athletic or not, working with our children and receiving positive reinforcement will guarantee that their confidence will improve. Also, because of the practicality of the sport the confidence they gain will not be a false one. Many martial arts such as karate, incorporate flashy moves or board breaking. While these aspects may be fun, they are not going to carry over into real life scenarios, which In return could give your child a false sense of confidence.

Another huge benefit for kids in relation to BJJ is the physical benefits that come along with it. Today’s society is made up of video games and social media. Kids will spend hours on the couch or on their computers playing video games and being inactive. BJJ will teach your child how to live a healthy lifestyle which is so important to learn at a young age. We all know bad habits are hard to break once they’re established. Teaching them healthy habits at a young age will result in a manifestation of a positive life. They will burn calories, increase flexibility, improve balance and coordination and so much more.  Jiu jitsu teaches self-defense but also teaches you how to take care of your body.

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Jiu Jitsu will also give your child mental clarity and improve on their mental mind state. The physical part plays a big role, but the mental aspect is just as important. Your child will develop a sense of discipline which results from the “never give up” attitude that Jiu Jitsu instills in people. Due to the complexity of the art, it can take a very long time to reach Black Belt. This is good however, because it develops character along the way. Your child will become mentally strong because of how challenging this sport can be at times and they will learn not to put limits on themselves and to work towards becoming the best they possibly can be.

Finally, FRIENDS! Jiu jitsu is amazing for kids (and adults) because they will develop bonds with their training partners. Eventually your training partners turn to family, and I can’t think of anything much more positive than that.