Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes will not only help promote your child’s ability to defend themselves using “gentle martial arts” that focuses on grappling and submissions, it will help build your child physically, mentally and socially. Using BJJ martial arts as a vehicle, we teach your child how to manage their emotions in stressful situations and how to be calm in the face of challenges, which ultimately helps them cope with delicate emotions outside the gym.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a self-defence system that is based on leveraging proper grappling techniques to successfully defend against a larger adversary, regardless of your physical attributes. BJJ is a critical base of any mixed martial arts program because it focuses on taking your opponents to the ground, so that you can effectively utilize a variety of ground fighting techniques and submissions to overwhelm and defeat your opponent. There are thousands variations of sweeps, locks, chokes and pins that make knowing everything about BJJ virtually impossible – as a constantly evolving martial arts, we are always learning, modernizing and refining our styles to represent the latest shifts in technique and startegies within BJJ, which we share with you!
The Gracie family, the founders of BJJ, combined the most effective elements of judo and traditional jujitsu and modified the art by emphasizing timing, efficiency and technique – these modifications gave birth to what is now known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Known as the “gentle art,” BJJ allows you to gain superior positioning while grappling – allowing for various chokes, locks, holds and joint manipulations. The proficiency of this modified art has made it a standardized staple of any mixed martial artist because it enables you to defeat your opponent with a variety of holds and submissions. The Gracie’s were so confident in BJJ that they had would have open challenge matches against other martial artists who had mastered their disciplines in real combat. The hundreds of challenges fights showed that the outcome was the same – BJJ was clearly superior and more effective than other age-old martial arts.
At Empire MMA, our constantly-evolving BJJ classes will not only help your child learn how to defend themselves by being able to submit, take-down and grapple opponents, but more importantly, we will be able to teach them how to deal with stressful situations and how to remain calm and composed in the face of difficult challenges. BJJ is often referred to as the “gentle art,” which makes it a perfect martial arts for children to learn because in growing up, children require a gentle guidance and a nurturing environment. This is the perfect after-school and extra-curricular activity – Empire Martial Arts pride itself on providing a safety net for children with encouraging coaches and team mates, and we aim to:
- Improve self-confidence, self-esteem and fitness
- Improve flexibility, coordination and reflexes
- Increase energy levels, reduce body fat and improve overall health
- Develop social skills, reduce anxieties and learn humility and respect