The are many values that a kid gains from martial arts.  Martial arts provide many benefits that a child can use to better their life.  Self defense is definitely an important one.  There are many good martial arts styles that prepare kids for self defense.  They all have good techniques.  They give kids the confidence they need to stand up to bullies, or to walk away entirely from a situation.  However, it is always good to be extra prepared.  Hopefully, kids who are looking to defend themselves are also training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  This is because Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gives kids a unique advantage when it comes to self defense.

Control: a Key Skill in Self Defense

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu emphasizes control over anything else.  A child mainly learns takedowns and control positions.  They learn that they don’t have to punch or kick in a self defense situation.  This is so valuable because they can successfully stop someone from hurting them, and they won’t hurt anyone else.  The child trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu wins the situation by just using control and will be less likely to get in trouble.


Also, in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, leverage is the concept behind every technique.  This means a child doesn’t have to be strong or athletic to apply the moves.  The techniques will work for anyone.  Therefore, they can effectively use the techniques and positions against a bigger opponent.  This is very useful because a lot of times in a bully situation, the bully is a bigger kid.

Besides providing tools for self defense, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a healthy outlet for kids to exercise, learn respect and discipline, and develop self confidence.  For kids training in other martial arts styles, BJJ can greatly compliment the skills that they have already learned.

For those unfamiliar with Kids BJJ, here is a highlight from the 2016 Pan Kids Jiu Jitsu Championship:

About Spartan Mixed Martial Arts

Spartan Mixed Martial Arts was established in 2010 and is located at 11 Cindy Ln #3, Ocean Township NJ 07712  –  732-531-5145.

Spartan specializes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Kids Martial Arts for adults and children 4 -12.