Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art and a self defense system that focuses on grappling. Brazilian jiu-jitsu promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique, making it especially fitting as a self defense system for children.
Because Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu applies jointlocks and chokeholds to defeat the other person as opposed to striking, and since submitting or "tapping" is standard when a student cannot effectively defend against a technique, children can safely train at competition speed. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training can be used for sport grappling tournaments, MMA competition or self-defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as "rolling") and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, in class and/or competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system. As opposed to rote memorization and testing, your child will learn how to incorporate and synthesize a variety of techniques, and to apply them in live drills.
“Before jiu jitsu became a sport, it was a martial art based on other principals of respect, hierarchy, discipline, self-control, patience and many others.”
Brazilian jiu-jitsu offers the emotional and philosophical benefits of other traditional martial arts where self-discipline and respect take a primary role, with the added advantages of being an extremely practical method of self defense with a wealth of opportunity for competition.
CrossFit Kids is not simply a scaled down version of CrossFit, it is entirely absolutely CrossFit, geared and designed for a special population and the specific developmental needs of that population, neurological, cognitive, and motor.
Since Late 2004 CrossFit Kids has been Forging The Future Of Fitness. CrossFit Kids is a strength and conditioning program that is specifically designed for kids and helps them develop a lifelong love of fitness. In a group setting, children participate in fun and engaging workouts that deliver measurable results and prepare them to be well- rounded athletes.
CrossFit Kids workouts consist of constantly varied, functional movements that deliver a fitness that is broad, inclusive and general and scaleable for any participant at any level. This means that, for the most part, no two workouts are the same, so kids never get bored and the novelty of each workout keeps them excited about participating.
The functional movements involve exercises that are fundamental to all things that kids need to do when they play: pull, push,run, throw, climb, lift and jump. All of the movements are taught safely and effectively under the close supervision of thoroughly trained CrossFit Kids Trainers.
When fitness is defined as broad, inclusive and general it means that participants will become well-rounded athletes who will be better at any and every sport that they play because CrossFit Kids doesn’t coach them to be good at just one thing. Our workouts will increase physical competence in 10 fitness domains: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy.
With workouts that are scaleable, CrossFit Kids can equally benefit a person who is less active or an accomplished athlete by tailoring workouts so that each participant is challenged just enough to deliver measurable results and personal athletic progress.