Another Day at Kids Jiu-Jitsu Class:
If you’ve spent too much time loading your kids into the car, you’ve probably wound up at one of the beaches of La Jolla. Whether it’s the wide beach at La Jolla Shores, watching the seals at the Children’s Pool, or to swim in La Jolla Cove, all you want is to get your kids away from the electronics for a day to do something physical. You’ve spent too much money on sunscreen and you notice the kids aren’t swimming anymore. They’re just digging holes in the sand. They still need exercise but they’re not interested in team sports. Their minds need to be challenged.
Martial arts teach kids mental discipline and a physical skill. Kids jiu-jitsu classes at Clark Gracie La Jolla Jiu-Jitsu gives them an opportunity to achieve individually within a community of other children. Clark Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, located right in the village at La Jolla, teaches skill and discipline right where you live.
Jiu-Jitsu is a sport and something more. Kids can work their way up; attaining promotions to a new belt or a new stripe. Tournaments give them an opportunity to test themselves against others at the same level. Rolling (the term jiu-jitsu uses for sparring) gives kids a chance to test themselves even if they never enter a tournament. Jiu-Jitsu requires taking your opponent to the ground, choosing from a number of holds or leverage points to do it. It’s not just about how physically skilled you are, but how clever in the way you choose to attack.
Your child gains confidence with a brand new group of friends. Not only do they learn to respect an opponent, they learn how to congratulate the victor afterward. Boys and girls learn the sport together, discovering just how similar they are. Sportsmanship is part of the code of behavior for jiu-jitsu, not just the rules of a game.
Think of the self-confidence any young man or young woman would take back to school. There’s no scary situation with an older or bigger kid they won’t be prepared for. Your child will know when and how to walk away from any conflict. If they ever run into a real bully with no avenue of escape, your kids will be prepared for that too.
Life is not just a day at the beach. Find out more about kids jiu-jitsu classes at La Jolla Jiu-Jitsu.