Some parents are weary that jujitsu may promote violence. However this is a myth and often not the case. Many parents use Ju Jitsu as a way to help channel their children’s extra energy. While jujitsu is a great form of fitness it also has additional benefits. It has been found that children that participate in activities such as Jujitsu perform better in school.
Jujitsu is a form of self-defense that teaches students to use their opponent’s weight and strength against them. Many of the techniques are practiced with a partner. Working with a partner is very important as it helps foster cooperation skills.
Each class begins with a warm-up. Where students bow to the instructor as a form of respect. They create a formation consisting of them standing quietly in a row. All focused on their instructor for their commands. After the warm-up the students are given a series of techniques to drill. These consists of blocks, kicks, and punches. Each technique requires strict attention and concentration from the student.
According to experts the most important benefit children learn is respect. Whether it is from bowing or standing still and waiting for the next command. This often supports them in school, by helping to improve their behavior and grades. JujItsu helps in developing positive character traits such as self-control, self-esteem, courtesy, and respect for others. These characteristics are essential to meet diverse challenges, such as studying to earn good grades.
Jujitsu Training and school have a mutual goal to inspire attitudes and actions that turn students into motivated, confident, capable, and self-reliant leaders. In school, high test scores are rewarded with good grades. Jujitsu teaches children how to set and achieve goals through the belt system. Students are often eager to make rank. Beginners start with a white belt and progress until they receive their black belt.
Jujitsu students typically develop into confident, capable, and self-reliant leaders as their training progresses. They develop vital values and skills over time through continual practice. By showing respect to their teachers and classmates, learning to listen and respond properly, and being “open” to learning new things, their improved attitudes and actions make them better students – with higher grades – and more capable leaders.
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