7 reasons to enroll your children into martial arts

Art camps, dance programs, and sports activities all provide exceptional benefit to your child. However nothing provides the most amount of long-term investment like martial arts. Combining both mental and physical improvements to a child’s development, many parents in Spruce Grove turn to Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for its popularity and benefits.

Here are 7 reasons why martial art is your best choice for your child or children.

It’s a confidence builder

Nothing brings a strong level of confidence to a child like empowering them with the skills and knowledge of martial arts. It’s one of the best reasons to enroll – we’ve seen shy and quiet kids break out of their shell by learning and applying techniques. Conditioning allows your child to focus better and perform under pressure, giving them the necessary tools to improve themselves mentally. It’s more than just throws and sweeps.

It’s a positive experience

Choosing the right club is important; you’ll want them to grow in a safe and friendly environment. A positive lasting experience is important, so take advantage of tours and free trials to make sure it’s the right fit for your family. Fortunately, most martial arts gyms in Spruce Grove provide a positive environment – but we’re a bit partial to ours of course.

Martial arts IS teamwork

Contrary to popular belief, martial arts isn’t just a one-on-one sport. Learning techniques and practice requires exceptional teamwork and communication. Reaching the next belt class isn’t a race amongst your peers – everyone is looking to help each other succeed. Plus, there’s something powerful about having your club’s badge on your gi.

Community is everything

The Spruce Grove community is very active and fun, which is why martial arts programs extend beyond the gym. Park demonstrations for self-defense to summer kids camps provide excellent opportunities for your child to grow in all aspects. It’s a vibrant community to join!

Keeps your children active and fit

TV, iPads, PS4’s – everything is keeping your child physically inactive. It’s time to balance that out by letting them release their physical energy with a martial arts class. Keeping your kid healthy and active provides obvious long-term benefits, and martial arts is easily one of the best choices for keep them in shape. And just in case you’re wondering: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo are some of the most safest martial arts disciplines available. Let them learn with confidence.

Say goodbye to bullying

The best kind of self-defense is the prevention of conflict. Judo is known for its fantastic bully-proof techniques, allowing smaller individuals to not only understand how to avoid a fight, but will protect themselves against larger peers. No striking necessary. Besides, what bully would want to mess with your kid when they know they have their Judo belt!

The largest BJJ gym in Canada right in Spruce Grove

That’s right: the largest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gym is right here in Spruce Grove. With over 2200 square feet of space, the Rodrigo Resende Academy is one of the most popular choices for residences. Programs include BJJ, Judo, Muay Thai, and Self Defense, as well as After School Programs and seasonal camps. Plus, the Rodrigo Resende Academy has one of the most skilled and authentic instructors in Alberta.

Jiu-jitsu for kids – The best way to stop bullying!

Thousands of kids suffer from being bullied every day.

Bullying is intimidation or domination toward someone perceived as weaker, a way to establish superiority through coercion or force. What defines bullying is that this intimidation is repeated and sustained over a period of time.

Fear is a sensible reaction to bullying, both the fear of being hurt and the fear of retaliating when you have no skills.
So the best way to prevent becoming the target of a bully in the first place is to strengthen body and mind, so that you are projecting confidence. When we are not feeling confident, we don’t look people in the eye, we may slump with shoulders forward, we aren’t firm in shaking hands, we might hold back in a group.

The format of jiu jitsu classes reinforces self-confident behaviors.

Giving a child or young adult training in jiu jitsu is a profound answer to the problem of bullying because it provides the physical and mental training necessary to shut it down fast.

Jiu jitsu techniques begin from a ground position, which is the most common defensive position in an attack. The training provides the skills needed to stop an attacker through technical moves that are based on leverage, rather than strength.

The most effective counter-attack against a bully will hit on two levels, mind and body, equipping a young person with the physical skills to disable the attacker, while building up his confidence and self-respect.
This is why jiu-jitsu is such a powerful weapon against bullying.

Read our student’s testimony:

“Jiu-jitsu has helped me not to be scared of bullies and make me feel stronger.  It has taught me how to get away if someone is holding me down”. (Austin Williams)

Bring your child to our academy for an introduction to our classes. 😉

Contact us for more information: 📞 780 960-1102