If you think Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is only focus on self-defense and physical fitness, you are partially right. The part that you are missing is that Martial arts also teaches the students valuable lessons and develop habits that become important traits into the child’s future, as a role model, successful leader and business person.
A research with the top and most successful business people in America shows that some of the most important traits to be a peak performer and successful business owner are focus, persistence, self-discipline, courage to take risks, self-confidence and high self-esteem.
There isn’t a sport activity that teaches and reinforces all of those traits altogether, neither they are taught in school. They are taught separately in most of the activities, but in martial arts they are not. Martial Arts focus on them all.
When a child is training martial arts like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, they are not only becoming a “vicious fighter,” but, much more than that, they are getting physically stronger and flexible, more confident with more self-esteem, focused, more self-disciplined, respectful, and courageous!
Most parents overlook this whole part expecting only from their kids to become a brazilian jiu-jitsu champion and do the techniques perfectly. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not a sport, it is an art that promotes character development and prepares the child for the future. It happens to have tournaments that also help the child to overcome difficult situations.
The only way a person can understand the feeling of confidence brazilian jujitsu gives to its students is by experimenting it. All the BJJ students from Guillobel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente know this feeling, some more some less. The feeling that you can pretty much defend yourself against anybody whenever you need is indescribable! That gives to anyone that trains BJJ more self-confidence and self-esteem. A child needs this kind of confidence, actually, everybody needs this kind of confidence.