If you’re looking for a new activity for your kids, why not try Jiu Jitsu? It’s an effective method to teach valuable life skills, and it’s a great way to ensure that your kids get regular physical activity.
Here are some of the ways Jiu Jitsu encourages kids to be more active:
1. Promotes time away from screens.
One way that Jiu Jitsu encourages kids to be more active is by promoting time away from screens. Why not replace screen time with a fun activity that improves fitness and teaches valuable life skills? And, Jiu Jitsu presents new challenges that kids can work to overcome – in real life!
2. Offers an alternative to team sports.
If you want to get your child involved in a team sport but they don’t seem too interested, Jiu Jitsu is a great alternative. While your child will learn and progress as an individual, there is still a team element that gives kids a chance to improve their social skills while potentially creating new friendships.
3. Provides learning alongside other kids.
Another way that Jiu Jitsu encourages more physical activity is by interacting and learning alongside other kids. Rather than solo activity, Jiu Jitsu creates an environment where each student does the same activities as part of a group. If your child sees other students moving and making progress, they’re more likely to follow the example.
4. Improves self-discipline.
Whether you’re a child or an adult, staying consistent with physical activity takes self-discipline. And Jiu Jitsu training is an excellent way for kids to learn this important skill. Not only will they develop the discipline needed to show up and train, but it’s a skill that’s likely to transfer to other areas of life, as well.
5. Factors in some fun.
Finally, Jiu Jitsu encourages kids to be more active because it’s fun. Training doesn’t feel like “exercise.” And while classes are structured and geared toward learning, they’re still designed around enjoying the process and having fun!
Learning Jiu Jitsu as a kid comes with many benefits, including increased physical activity. And picking up this healthy habit as a child will encourage kids to carry it into their teen and adult years.
One Nation Jiu Jitsu in Smyrna is ready to introduce your child to Jiu Jitsu! To learn more about how to get started, contact us today.