Merced MMA

Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an intense, aerobic, and anaerobic workout that helps any child’s fitness and health improve. It is a fun exercise for children to develop body coordination as well as personal development and growth. The benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu go above and beyond any other martial art due to its adaptability in the skills and techniques that a child learns to takedown an opponent.

The Benefits Of BJJ

Improved Focus

Training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu takes many people out of their comfort zones because it is based solely on avoiding kicking and punching and little violence. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu uses a variety of joint locks, chokes, holds, and throws instead of the basic punches and kicks. Many children have to focus for extended periods of time since they are training against a resisting partner instead of a paddle or bag. This helps with a child’s thinking process, problem-solving skills, coordination, and physical awareness. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu also helps students at Merced MMA learn self-discipline, respect, and focus. Many parents at Merced MMA see an improvement in their child’s increased attention span and focus in school.

Boosts Self Confidence

Merced MMA is dedicated to empowering you or your child with the confidence and self-esteem needed to succeed in everyday life. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can bring out the positive qualities that have always been a part of you or your child, whether that is inner calm, positive mental attitude, patience, or self-discipline. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will help you overcome obstacles, anger, and self-doubt, and leave you feeling confident in any situation.

Weight Loss

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a total body workout because it involves using your entire body to protect yourself against another person trying to take you down. At Merced MMA, we know the importance of a healthy mind and body. Child-obesity is a serious problem in the United States, so introducing your child to martial arts is a great way to combat that. In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you’ll burn hundreds of calories in each class, develop lean muscles, and boost stamina. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a high-energy training class that is great for overall health and weight loss.

Positive Social Interaction

Many parents also choose to enroll their children in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu because it is a great opportunity to make friends. In BJJ you need to have a training partner to practice with, so you spend a lot of time with that person. You can’t learn BJJ by yourself and cannot learn martial art by using paddles or punching bags. You need someone to grapple with and create a bond of trust and reciprocation. You and your partner will motivate and push each other so you know if the new joint lock or throw you learned actually works on an opponent. Members at Merced MMA have become close friends and help each other refine their skills and reach their goals.

Engaging and Fun

Learning Jiu-Jitsu at Merced MMA will benefit you and your child immensely. BJJ helps build mental toughness, teaches the value of hard work, and gives you the persistence you need in everyday life. Many members at Merced MMA have said that BJJ is also a great stress-relief from school or work because it helps take their mind off problems they are facing so they can focus all their strength and thoughts into grappling on the mats.

Anti-Bullying Education

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Merced MMA is also a great way to help your child with developmental life-skills. It puts them in an atmosphere where they overcome obstacles, gain self-esteem, can succeed, and learn to never give up. Bullying in schools has become an ever-increasing problem, so giving your child the skills they need to feel confident in redirection and assertiveness. Our students at Merced MMA are taught how to redirect verbal assaults and assess situations without needing to physically use their skills.

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