Why Kids Should Train Jiu Jitsu at Eleven Elevation Academy?

It is very common to see parents sign their children up at a martial arts school, but why? The most common reason is to provide their children with the knowledge and skill to defend themselves. This reason then evolves from just self-defense to the development of self-confidence, discipline, and respect.


Why Jiu Jitsu?

There are many options when it comes to signing your child up for self-defense martial arts classes, such as tae kwon do and karate. While these are great martial arts, children will tend to get bored easily with classes consisting of practicing movements in a line. Jiu Jitsu allows children to interact with their peers one on one and learn early on what their bodies are capable of. Your child will build their self-confidence through the practice of Jiu Jitsu when he/she faces their opponent and learns his/her own strength. Some children may be discouraged by not winning a match, but this is also drive for their improvement as human beings. Your child will begin to push theirselves to grow stronger and learn how to become disciplined.

Teaching your children discipline is the greatest gift you can give. Many who did not learn this skill early in life tend to struggle with structure and commitment as adults. Discipline will allow your child to flourish and be a successful and dedicated adult. Your child will learn that a continued practice of the sport will only make him/her better. Your child will learn to respect their peers, their elders, and themselves through the art of Jiu Jitsu. They will be on the opposing end of grappling and learn how to engage their peers without intentionally injuring one another. They will learn the importance of friendship and gain camaraderie among their team mates. 

Jiu Jitsu is such an important character building tool in a child’s life and this is why I recommend it to anyone reading this today. 


Why Eleven Elevation Jiu Jitsu Academy?

When choosing a martial arts school, use the same approach you would to choose a school for a child. Being a black belt, or world champion doesn’t guarantee that someone is a good teacher or knows how to run a business. Just because someone has achieved a high level of ability doesn’t mean you’ll get your money’s worth from your lessons.

Eleven Elevation Jiu Jitsu Academy's mission is not only to teach self defense, but help individuals grow, and become more successful. A Jiu Jitsu Academy is so much more then a fitness studio. Here they use self defense as a medium to instill character development, self-motivation, confidence, discipline, leadership, and so much more. They offer classes for all skill sets young and old, and specialize with students with disabilities. Their instructors strive to lead by example and motivate each student individually while keeping the entire class on pace. They believe each student has the ability to discover the best version of themselves through the practice of Jiu Jitsu and Judo.

Both of our instructors come from world class academies in Orange County, and have years of experience teaching children. Our instructors have also attended and completed various instructor training workshops and seminars to develop their personal abilities. Each instructor takes their time to develop a deep understanding of the specific development needs of each student. If needed they will provide information on long-term development pathways for students with disabilities. Accidents do happen and you want to make sure that you or your loved ones will be taken care of when they occur. Both instructors are qualified in first aid/ CPR.