Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can help both boys and girl
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can help both boys and girls to achieve fitness and focus. Some parents may think it can also promote violence, but that’s a myth, according to experts. The martial arts actually help teach self-discipline and socialization skills. In fact, many parents whose children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report great success with a martial art program because self-control and concentration are exactly the skills underdeveloped in ADHD kids.
A typical hour-long class begins and ends with a bow to the instructor. After a warm-up, students practice the art’s various techniques, which include throws, pins, and submissions.
Progress is marked through a belt system that takes a beginner from a white belt through several different colors until black. Working toward each new belt helps children learn to set and achieve long-term goals.
But the respect children learn, whether from bowing or standing still and waiting for the next command, that can be the most important benefit: It often carries over into school, helping to improve behavior and even grades.