If you are the parent of a teenager, you know how volatile this phase of life can be. Teenagers often struggle to find their identity, which is why so many of them end up making regrettable decisions. This period also comes with a host of risks—drug usage, relationships, ‘situationships’ and partying being some of the most common ones. Furthermore, statistics show that young people experiencing psychological distress is on the rise. However, as a parent, there are things that you can do to protect your teen from potential dangers and guide them in the right direction. One way to achieve this is by enrolling them in martial arts classes like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Here are some reasons why your teenager should be learning BJJ:
It Teaches self-discipline & respect
When you enroll your teenager in martial arts classes, they will be expected to follow a strict code of conduct. This code of conduct will include everything from the way they dress to the way they speak to the way they interact with their peers. In a way, this strict code of conduct will teach them self-discipline, as well as respect for themselves and others. This self-discipline and respect will come in handy when your teenager is faced with decisions that will have a bearing on their lives. By enforcing a strict code of conduct in their martial arts classes, your teenager’s martial arts instructor will help them make good decisions and avoid the mistakes that many teenagers make.
It teaches self-defense
Self-defense is the ability to defend yourself when you are attacked. While Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is often associated with sport competitions, it is also a highly effective form of self-defense. In fact, BJJ has been proven to be more effective than other forms of martial arts when it comes to self-defense. For example, BJJ can be used to fight against chokeholds and armlocks. Furthermore, BJJ is relatively easy to learn and it doesn’t require a lot of physical strength or agility. This means that even the most uncoordinated person can learn how to defend themselves effectively with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
It builds confidence
As your teenager progresses in their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes, they will build up their self-confidence. This is because BJJ is a form of exercise that encourages its participants to push their limits and try new things. It is also a type of exercise that rewards effort no matter what the result is. In other words, they will not be judged for the results of their efforts. Instead, they will be praised for trying their best. This can be a very powerful tool for boosting self-confidence. Additionally, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaches them to push past their limits, which is something that can be very empowering. All in all, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a very good form of exercise that can help build self-confidence.
It builds physical fitness
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu involves a lot of grappling and wrestling. This makes it a very effective form of exercise. In fact, studies have shown that BJJ is a highly effective form of exercise. Furthermore, BJJ has been proven to burn a significant number of calories. In fact, it has been shown to burn more calories than running. This makes BJJ a great form of exercise for people who are trying to lose some weight. Furthermore, BJJ is also a good form of exercise for people who are trying to build muscle. This is because BJJ is a high intensity form of exercise that puts a lot of stress on your muscles. All in all, BJJ is a great form of exercise for teenagers of all fitness levels.
It builds mental toughness
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a mental as well as a physical activity. In fact, it is as much about mental toughness as it is about physical fitness. This is because Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu puts a significant amount of pressure on your teenager’s mental state. To succeed in BJJ, one must be able to push through the pain barrier and break through their mental barriers. This is a very important skill that can be used in all aspects of life. Furthermore, BJJ is a great form of exercise for people who are prone to stress. In fact, BJJ has been proven to help reduce anxiety and stress levels in teenagers. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu also helps teenagers manage their emotions and use their aggression positively. By doing so, it helps build mental toughness.
Free trial classes
If you’re in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and are interested in a safe and fun martial art, come into Gracie Botany for a free trial class. Our academy is centrally located in Lord Street, Botany. Minutes from Maroubra, Matraville or Mascot.
Gracie Botany is a well known martial arts academy located in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. We teach kids and adults the basics of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, including self-defence techniques. Gracie Botany is a safe place for your teen to learn about self-defence. They will be able to develop their skills safely under supervision of experienced instructors.