About 17% of children in the United States suffer from childhood obesity. That’s about triple of what it was a generation ago. It is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. An easy way to prevent childhood obesity is to get your child to be active. Having your kids do martial arts is the perfect way to get them to be active and have fun at the same time!
Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids-
>>Developing Discipline and Confidence- Learning a martial art is not easy and takes a ton of discipline. Discipline developed on the mats will hopefully transfer to off the mats and help keep your kids out of trouble. Learning martial arts also helps boost confidence, which deters bullies.
>>Self-Defense- Hopefully your kids will never be in a situation where they have to defend themselves against an assailant. But if it happens, you can rest assured knowing they will know how to do so effectively. In our kids martial arts classes, the children will learn practical techniques that have been proven to be effective time and time again.
>>Being in Shape- We combine real BJJ/Muay Thai techniques with push ups, sit-tips, burpees, etc. to help your child improve their overall fitness as well as learn practical techniques.
>>Competition- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and a sport. Your child has the opportunity to compete if he/she desires to do so. This will teach him/her to work hard to win and to be a good sport if he/she loses.
Now that you’ve seen the benefits, all that’s left to do is to find the right gym. There are many martial arts schools out there, so how do you know which one to pick? Allow me to make a suggestion….Have your kids take Muay Thai/BJJ classes at Gentry’s!!!
The environment is safe, friendly, fun, ego free and is family-oriented. We try our best to have a positive influence on your child’s life by teaching martial arts and life skills. We also want you, the parents, to have an active part in your child’s martial arts by incorporating jiu-jitsu and life skills at home. In this program, your children will be having fun, getting in shape, and learning how to defend themselves efficiently.
Also, our gym is not a “belt factory” that just hands out belts for the heck of it. You won’t see any 8-year old black belts running around with sub-par technique. Your children will be rewarded for their accomplishments based on their knowledge and performance. You can rest assured knowing that your children know how to execute real-life techniques properly.
Take advantage of our 1-day free trial! Your kids will be coached by our experienced competitors in a safe and fun environment. If you have any questions about our kids martial arts program, give us a call at 770-277-8741.