5 skills your child gains at Lake County BJJ.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has had a huge impact on my life. I started practicing a little later in life, but I still gained the benefits of training it.
When my wife and I decided to open up Lake County BJJ, we knew one of the main focus of our kids’ program was building the confidence of every child that walked in through our doors.
We have narrowed down 5 important areas and skills your child will gain and improve in.
Jiu-Jitsu is not only an effective self-defense system, but it also a great workout for your child. Their will become more agile, increase balance, and increase overall motor skills. Also, they’ll become stronger and just be more fit overall. Even as adults when we feel better physically our confidence increases.
Knowing how to defend yourself increases confidence as well. Every child gets a game plan on how to confidently and effectively deal with a bully. The techniques taught in our kids’ beginner classes teaches how take control of a situation with minimal risk to themselves or the aggressor.
Believe it or not we teach our kids that protecting themselves physically is the last resort. We utilize our rules of engagement and 3 T’s. Talk, Tell, Tackle.
Talk-Confidently ask the bully to stop
Tell-we tell a teacher or adult about a bully
Tackle-we tackle a bully with verbal jiu jitsu and only when a bully physically attacks us, we can tackle physically.
Jiu-Jitsu teaches students to remain calm in high pressure situations and look for the solution. Kids in our classes are put into sparring or sparring like situations to help develop this skill. Techniques in jiu-jitsu have a lot of moving parts. Skipping a step in a technique will often result in poor execution. As instructors we challenge the children to go back and try to figure out where they skipped a step and correct. Kids will learn they need to focus during instruction. Kids learn that focusing will lead to success in jiu-jitsu and that will eventually transfer over to school, and grades will improve.
Jiu-Jitsu will be challenging for kids. It’s not an easy martial art to learn, they will struggle at times, we teach kids how to deal with challenges. This is very important. We help them deal with their frustrations, and channel them into something more positive, determination.
At Lake County BJJ will preach the growth mindset in kids and adults. there is always different way to execute a technique. We try and find the appropriate way for you. This in turn is one of the best parts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Everyone’s’ jiu-jitsu is different, and we do our best to find your child’s jiu-jitsu.
Jiu-Jitsu is a very social martial art. Kids are consistently talking and giving each other feedback on the techniques. Camaraderie is built during jiu jitsu. The conversation turns from jiu-jitsu to other topics, and kids become friends. The more social setting kids are able to make friends the more confident they become when approaching new social settings. I myself have made lifelong friends in jiu-jitsu. It gave me the confidence to be a little more open in social settings as well.
At Lake County BJJ, we have a life skills program that is unique to our school. We call it the Code of 26. Each week your child receives a different code. We discuss the importance of the code and how it relates at school, home, and jiu-jitsu class.
Kids get a homework assignment on the codes that they must turn in to receive credit. Work towards their Code of 26 patch.
Our goal with our life skills program is to have your child understand that the martial arts is a way of life, and good decisions must be made on and off the mat.
For more information about our kids classes please visit here
Call us at 847-495-2557 or visit us at
370 Townline Rd
Mundelein, IL 60060