Makhuwa Brazilian JiuJitsu
The greatest gift a parent can give their child? Independence. That’s why Makhuwa Brazilian JiuJitsu offers a Brazilian JiuJitsu class made just for children ages 4 to 7. BJJ has been proven to have a wide array of benefits for young athletes.
Little Ninjas JiuJitsu
BJJ focuses on ground grappling and requires a quick response time, teaching young martial artists how to defend themselves against larger opponents. Our students are taught the basics of takedowns, takedown defense, and hand fighting. By giving your child the tools of self-defense at a young age, you’ll be able to protect them against danger for years to come.
Did you know that JiuJitsu translates to “gentle art” in Japanese? One thing that makes BJJ so unique is that it doesn’t rely on force, allowing a smaller and less physically strong individual to overcome a larger opponent. While many other martial arts primarily utilize strikes and kicks, BJJ instead focuses on grappling, holds, and joint manipulations. This is why BJJ is considered by many to be the safest martial art! Now we know what you’re thinking: “That’s great…but how does it compare to other sports and activities?” While all sports and activities have their risks, BJJ sets itself apart from the crowd due to its lack of head injuries. While sports like soccer and football have high rates of head injuries among their athletes, head injuries are rare in BJJ. At Makhuwa Brazilian JiuJitsu, safety is always our first priority – especially with our youngest students. Our instructors are trained to ensure a safe environment and our Little Ninjas classes are specially tailored to their developing abilities and motor skills.
For children, the social aspect of activities is just as important as the physical aspect. For this reason, many parents automatically put their children in sports like soccer or basketball, without even giving JiuJitsu a chance. But just because BJJ is an individual sport doesn’t mean that it doesn’t require teamwork! BJJ constantly incorporates student collaboration, pushing kids to develop important social skills. In addition, martial arts have a unique focus on personal responsibility. Your child will learn to practice self-control, exhibit respect, and cheer on their classmates – all while never wasting a minute sitting on the bench.
The first few years of life are essential for the rest of a child’s adolescence and adulthood as well (No pressure, right?). Well, science reveals that one of the most important qualities a child can possess is confidence. High self-esteem makes it easier for kids to make friends, do well in school, stand up for themselves against bullies, and follow their dreams. Unlike many other sports, BJJ stresses individual growth. As a martial artist, your child will spend every minute of every class learning new moves, practicing with their classmates, and getting one-on-one help from their instructors. As your child gets the hang of cool techniques and is cheered on by their new friends, their confidence will blossom. Join Makhuwa Brazilian JiuJitsu and see for yourself!
In martial arts, strengthening your mind is just as important as strengthening your body. The martial arts are founded on principles of self-discipline, mental strength, patience, peace, and respect for your elders. Here at Makhuwa Brazilian JiuJitsu, we instill these values in our students from day one. Not only do these principles create a safe learning environment, but they push even our youngest students to be the very best they can be. Makhuwa Brazilian JiuJitsu’s Little Ninja classes aren’t just about preparing our students for their future in martial arts – it’s about preparing them for their future in the classroom, with their friends, and at home!
Some of our tots may go on to earn their red belt one day, while others may eventually leave our gym to explore other interests – and both are okay! At Makhuwa Brazilian JiuJitsu, our primary goal for our Little Ninjas is to teach them just how fun exercise can really be. We keep classes exciting by incorporating various different activities, exercise routines, and team-building games. We want our students to look forward to getting active, not dread it!