4 Awesome Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids You’ve Never Heard Of

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The list of benefits of martial arts for kids could seriously go on forever- that’s why it’s been practiced for thousands of years. But from our perspective, the best 4 benefits are – healthy stress management, discipline and perseverance, better grades, and bullyproof-ness. We know, those are some awesome results! Check them out below…

1. Stress Less

P2, Active Jiu Jitsu Westchase TX

From juggling unprecedented issues like cyberbullying and social media pressures to making friends in a socially distanced world, kids nowadays are more stressed-out than ever.

Stress happens to everyone, so it’s worth teaching your child early on about how to cope with and manage the stresses of day-to-day life- in a constructive way. That constructive outlet IS kids martial arts.

One of the benefits of martial arts for kids is that they can exert their physical AND mental energy in a safe environment.

Our instructors are super sneaky (like ninjas!) in how they teach important life skills that help your little one succeed outside of the dojo, including stress management.

They’ve dedicated their careers to teaching kids martial arts because they’re SO passionate about it, and they pass along their own sense of discipline and perseverance to your little one with every class they attend! Which leads us to…

2. Discipline and Perseverance

K5, Active Jiu Jitsu Westchase TX

It’s so important for kids to learn not only stress management but also discipline and perseverance.

All humans, including your child, are faced with tough decisions and mountains they need strength to overcome, and kids are no exception!

Whether it’s a math test they’re studying for or an audition for a lead role they want to knock out of the park, over the course of their childhood, your little one will need discipline and perseverance to see it through!.

Martial arts for kids is so fun – trust us! – but it’s not always easy- and that’s intentional.

There will be days when your child doesn’t want to come to class, just like there will be days when they won’t want to practice their instrument – they’ll say they just don’t “feel like” doing either of them.

But our world-class instructors teach them how to dig deep and find the self-discipline to keep on keepin’ on. If a student is struggling to break a board, maybe they’re crying or feel like they can’t do it – we’re not giving it upon them.

All of us, instructors and classmates included, are going to rally around that student and cheer them on. Because they CAN do it, and when they finally do, they’ll have a gigantic smile on their face – trust us!

3. Improved Grades

P3, Active Jiu Jitsu Westchase TX

This one always puts a smile on parents’ faces! One of the BEST benefits of martial arts for kids is that it helps improve your child’s grades. How?

Well, as we mentioned, they learn how to self-discipline, which helps them stick it out when doing their homework or during a long school day.

But perhaps one of the best benefits of martial arts for kids is that it helps them improve their BEHAVIOR. When our students learn self-control in their bodies and in their minds, we see those skills translate to the classroom.

Instead of losing their attention to the pencil sharpener, the teacher’s instructions, and whatever their deskmate is doing…

They can focus intently on their teacher and the instructions, and actually learn better than their peers. Pretty cool, right? And that self-control and focus are key components of kids martial arts that they’ll carry with them FOR LIFE.

4. Bullyproof

P4, Active Jiu Jitsu Westchase TX

Of all the benefits of martial arts for kids, this one might be the most surprising.

Here at Active Jiu-Jitsu in Westchase, we’re really keen on building our students up to be BULLYPROOF, meaning they learn how to stand up for themselves AND others in a non-violent way. First, we build their confidence.

As our young martial arts students see themselves improving on the mat – perfecting their punches and kicks, gaining better coordination, and learning new moves after lots of practice- they become more and more confident in their abilities and themselves.

We also teach our students not to use their martial arts outside of the dojo – instead of their fists, they learn that their VOICE is their weapon.

We teach them how to speak confidently and assert themselves to our instructors, their peers, and the classroom bully, to stand up for themselves AND others. It’s incredible, and we’re very proud of our Bullyproof kids!

Conclusion

So- did these benefits surprise you? We’re not surprised at all! We’ve seen it year after year- kids walk in the door with behavioral issues, low self-esteem, or difficulty focusing, and they walk out the door with improvement in all these areas and a HUGE smile on their face. These transformations are what we really love about our jobs. Hopefully, now you know that the benefits of martial arts for kids go far beyond just self-defense – martial arts is more of a mindset, or a way of life, that promotes success far beyond the mat! Check out our life-changing, transformative Kids Martial Arts classes in Westchase right here at our school!

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Preschool Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
in Spring Branch/Westchase

Discover why parents love our Preschool Brazilian Jiujitsu program in Westchase. It's the perfect blend of gross motor, personal development and character enrichment. Find out why 100's of families, just like yours, trust Active Jiu Jitsu

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Strength and coordination, Boosted confidence, burn off energy

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Speed, agility, and flexibilty, Improved athleticism

Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
in Spring Branch/Westchase

Parents love our Kids Brazilian Jiujitsu program in Westchase, because it's the perfect blend of self defense, personal development and character enrichment. Find out why so many families, just like yours, love and trust Active Jiu Jitsu

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COGNITIVE / SKILLS

Focus on problem solving, developing life skills, boosted confidence

ACTIVITY / FITNESS

Speed, agility, and flexibilty, Improved athleticism

Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
(Self-Defense)
in Spring Branch/Westchase

Our self-defense program is for the student who have no experience in martial arts and for those interested in learning how to defend themselves from a possible aggressor.



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Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
(Intermediate Class)
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The intermediate class is the largest class, with students from all levels attending. Due to the nature of this class, we try to pair more experienced students with those with less experience. There is a greater focus on technique and practice compared to the self-defense class.

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Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
(Advanced Class)
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The advanced class is designed for students who are blue belts or higher. However, white belts who feel comfortable with the pace of this class may participate, as we have created a comprehensive teaching method for all levels.

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Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
(Competition Class)
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The competition class is for students who want to test themselves in a competitive nature or for those who want additional practice.



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Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
(No Gi Class)
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The No Gi class focuses on falls, leg braces, and guillotines. It is very popular among No Gi fans, MMA fighters, and those who want to learn more advanced self-defense.

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Private Class
in Spring Branch/Westchase

The private lesson is an exclusive product. During a private class you will receive one hour of undivided attention from the instructor who will assist in improving your Jiu Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an art where each student may have a unique approach, so a private class can help refine your unique style.

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Curriculum

*1st place – Brazil Cup Jiu-Jitsu (CBJJO) – 2004
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State League (LERJJ) – 2004
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship (FJJ-Rio) – weight and open weight division – 2004
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Ranking (FJJ-Rio) – 2004
‍*2nd place – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship (CBJJ) – 2005
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship – weight and open weight division (FJJ-Rio) – 2005.
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Ranking (FJJ-Rio) – 2005
*1st place – Brazil Cup Jiu-Jitsu – weight division – 2006
* 3rd place – Brazil Cup Jiu-Jitsu – Absolut of light division – 2006
*1st place – Super Cup Rip Dorey Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Professional – 2006
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship – weight and open weight division (FJJ-Rio) – 2006
*3rd Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship CBJJO 2007 – Weight Division
*3rd Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship CBJJO 2007 – Open Weight Division
*2nd place – South American Jiu-Jitsu Championship (IBJJF ) – 2007
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship (FJJ-Rio ) – 2007
*1st place – International Jiu-Jitsu No Gi Championship – 2007
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship (FJJ-Rio) – 2008
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship (FJJD-Rio) – 2008
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship (FJJ-Rio) – open weight division – 2009
*1st place – South American Jiu-Jitsu Championship (IBJJF)- 2009
*2nd place – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Jiu-Jitsu No Gi Championship (CBJJ)- 2009
*1st place – Super Fight Jiu-Jitsu – Ohio – 2011
*1st place – Colorado State Jiu-Jitsu No Gi Championship – weight Division – 2011
*1st place – Colorado State Jiu-Jitsu No Gi Championship – Open Weight Division – 2011
*1st place – Super Fight Jiu-Jitsu – Colorado – 2011
*1st place – Dallas Jiu-Jitsu International Open (IBJJF) – 2012
*3rd place – Pan American Jiu-Jitsu International Championship (IBJJF) – 2013
*1st place – Chicago Jiu-Jitsu International Open (IBJJF) – 2013
*1st place – Seattle Jiu-Jitsu International Open (IBJJF) – 2014
*1st place – BJJ Tour Jiu-Jitsu International – 2014
*1st place – Summer Classic Super Fight Jiu-Jitsu – 2015
*1st place – Europa Super Show Dallas – Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Super Fight – 2015
*1st place – Vegas International Open (IBJJF) – Weight division – 2016
*1st place – Vegas International Open (IBJJF) Open weight division – 2016
*1st place – Los Angeles PRO (IBJJF) – 2016
*2nd place – weight division – New York International Open (IBJJF) – 2017
*3rd place – Absolute (open weight) divison – New York International Open (IBJJF) – 2017
*1st place – National Championship (IBJJF) – 2017
*1st place – San Jose International Open Championship (IBJJF) – 2017
*1st place – weight division – Seattle International Open Championship (IBJJF) – 2017
*2nd place – absolute (open weight division) – Seattle International Open Championship (IBJJF) – 2017
*Champion of super fight – Fight to Win PRO 47TX – 2017
*1st place – San Diego Pro Championship (IBJJF) – 2017
*2nd place – Pan American No Gi International Championship (IBJJF) – 2017
*1st place – San Antonio International Open (IBJJF) – 2017
*1st place – Cincinnati International Open (IBJJF) – 2017
*2nd place – World NO GI (IBJJF) – 2017
*1st place – Seattle International Open (IBJJF) – 2018
*2nd place – Super fight – Fight to Win PRO 87 TX – 2018

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