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    Gilmore, MO Kids Jiu Jitsu

    Gilmore, MO Kids Jiu Jitsu. Your priority as a parent is that your child has fun, safe, structured activities. You want to put them in a way to learn vital life skills and connect with peers in an encouraging and empowering environment. The difficulty here is finding an activity that meets your desires while also piquing your child’s interests, which we all know can be quite the challenge. The answer is in Gilmore, MO kids’ jiu jitsu.

    Once you’ve realized what an amazing world martial arts can be for your children, enroll them in kids’ jiu jitsu at Gracie Barra O’Fallon. Gracie Barra is the world’s top team and incorporates the techniques from several different martial arts, including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, judo, and muay thai. Our programs for Gilmore, MO kids’ jiu jitsu are offered at a variety of times, with additional classes for other age groups. View our schedule or contact us today to unleash your child’s jiu jitsu potential.


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    What We Teach in Kids’ Jiu Jitsu

    At Gracie Barra, we do not see kids’ jiu jitsu simply as a physical activity. It is a lifestyle and an opportunity to teach children and teens and fulfill their needs in multiple areas. In kids’ jiu jitsu classes at Gracie Barra, we share our knowledge with the young people of Gilmore, MO the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu way of life, which includes things like healthy eating to stretching every day and priciples such as overcoming challenges and showing respect.

    Benefits of Kids’ Jiu Jitsu

    Gracie Barra’s Gilmore, MO kids’ jiu jitsu programs are full of essential life skills and experiences that are necessary to a child’s development. Introducing your child to kids’ jiu jitsu at Gracie Barra O’Fallon is one of the biggest advantages you can give a child. Whether your child aspires to be an elite martial arts competitor or is simply shy or has trouble focusing in school, kid’s jiu jitsu classes provide them with an extensive list of benefits that will have lasting effects throughout their childhood and into their adult years.

    Kids’ jiu jitsu instills valuable lessons and skills in children, including:

    1. Healthy habits. Enrolling in a kids’ jiu jitsu class has many effects on your child’s health. It models the value of structure and regular physical activity. Aside from encouraging regular exercise, kids’ jiu jitsu can improve sleep, teach the importance of a healthy diet, form proper warm-up and stretching habits, and more.
    2. Physical coordination and body awareness. In kids’ jiu jitsu classes, we teach technique and physical movements that require fine motor skills, balance, strength, coordination, and grace. Through practicing these movements, your child will become more comfortable in and familiar with their own growing body.
    3. Goal setting. Like some other martial arts, jiu jitsu uses a belt system of progression. Each student, no matter their age, starts as a white belt. They start by learning and mastering the fundamentals. They are required to publicly demonstrate their knowledge and ability in order to advance to the next belt. This is an excellent lesson in goal setting and achieving. The extrinsic motivation of earning a new belt and the many small goals your child will set and achieve along the way will help them steadily master new skills and, over time, become stronger, faster, and more technical in their practice.
    4. Humility. One element in any martial art is that of competition. Engaging in healthy competition is an important part of childhood. In kids’ jiu jitsu, your child will learn from their peers and learn how to accept both victory and defeat with humility. Their sense of humility will be key in their social and academic lives as well.
    5. Confidence. Martial arts teaches kids to face their opponents and overcome challenges. Through kid’s jiu jitsu they will learn that with practice and dedication, they can triumph over any adversity. As a child sticks with the sport and advances in skill, earns new belts, and wins matches, they will naturally experience growing confidence in themselves.
    6. Focus. Simply attending a 45-minute structured class teaches your child to focus for a fixed amount of time. In addition, in Brazilian jiu jitsu you must be able to focus on and observe their opponent’s actions in order to react best.
    7. Commitment and discipline. Participating in kid’s jiu jitsu classes requires students to practice restraint. Kids must fight urges to act out and instead choose to be quiet, respectful, and focused during class. The practice of technical skills requires discipline as well as determination and commitment to learning and practicing.
    8. Respect. In kids’ jiu jitsu, children are exposed to many different people from a wide range of backgrounds and lifestyles. By working with others, they learn to respect their peers who are different from them by simply being around people who come from different places. Through the formal practices within BJJ, such as the rituals that come from competition and belt advancement ceremonies, your child will experience the feelings of receiving and giving respect.
    9. Relationships. Kids’ jiu jitsu is an excellent way for you child to build valuable friendships. A self-defense sport like jiu jitsu may appear to be isolating and distancing, but, in actuality, it is the perfect recipe for making friends. Much of class involves sparring and practicing with partners. The mutual experiences, which include struggle and triumph, bring the children in class closer together. In addition to friendships with peers, kids’ jiu jitsu exposes children to relationships with older students and coaches who serve as healthy adult role models in many children’s lives.
    10. Practical application. Kid’s jiu jitsu is a martial arts field built around self-defense. However, unlike other martial arts, jiu jitsu has practical application as a self-defense tool. It does not rely on exact conditions or perfectly matched opponents to be useful. In Gilmore, MO kid’s jiu jitsu classes, we teach self-defense techniques that can actually be used to defend against anybody and any type of attack. When they practice, they typically do so at full intensity rather than merely going through the motions. This makes your child even more prepared to deal with real-life situations if necessary.

    Enroll in Kids’ Jiu Jitsu at Gracie Garra

    Give your child the gift of countless life lessons and interpersonal skills and values that kids’ jiu jitsu is all about. The instructors at Gracie Barra O’Fallon are both talented martial arts instructors as well as exemplary role models for children. We understand the sensitivities and needs of a child and know how to encourage them and give them the tools they need to succeed. Enroll your child today or learn more about our programs by calling us at (636) 544-3655 or contacting us online.

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    Monday 4:30–8PM
    Tuesday 12–8:30PM
    Wednesday 4:30–8PM
    Thursday 12–8:30PM
    Friday 4:30–8PM
    Saturday 10AM–12PM
    Sunday Closed

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