Kids Martial Arts! Martial Arts Kids training at Hart’s are now on Saturdays in Conshohocken!
Starting THIS SATURDAY, Nov. 15th, 2014 at 10am to 11am, we will have added another kids jiu jitsu training session into Harts martial arts schedule. Hart’s kids martial arts program focuses on Gracie jiu jitsu self defense. Hart’s Conshohocken jiu jitsu kids program is a very active, fun and informative approach to ensure your children are enjoying their training while learning valuable self defense skills to help prepare against bullying and outside confrontations, that could possibly occur.
Our new kids BJJ class is this Saturday, at 10am-11am. This first class will be done with the Parents! Please come in and train with your children! You will love it and it will be a fantastic bonding time for you as a family.
READ BELOW. There are some great articles that were recently written on the benefits of Jiu Jitsu for kids. We believe, all martial arts are a benefit to children’s growth and confidence and at Hart’s, we specialize in teaching gracie jiu jitsu to your kids.
“Every child should be put into some type of developmental activity when they are young, whether it is dance, gymnastics, or martial arts etc. I feel as though Jiu Jitsu would quite possibly be the best sport you could start a child in though. It promotes confidence, discipline, respect, and many other developmental qualities.
Children are like sponges. When they are young and as they grow they absorb everything they see and listen to. It is important to surround them in a positive atmosphere so that they grow as an individual in a positive sense. Jiu jitsu allows them to do so. Not only does it teach them a form of self-defense, it also teaches many life lessons as well that a child can carry with them. Jiu Jitsu is one of the most practical martial arts you can put your child in. When you think about other martial arts, many involve striking. Do you really want your child throwing up their fists? Today especially we see a lot of bullying in schools. BJJ allows the child to work from the ground and gain control. We certainly do not want to encourage children to fight if they have the option to defend and find a way out of the situation.”
How Parents Can Best Support Their Kids in Athletic Endeavors
“Go away.” This is the single best thing Jen believes parents can do to support their kids in athletic activity. Parents should drop their kids off and then make themselves scarce. Kids do not behave better when their parents are around, even if their parents believe this to be so. The coach must have one hundred percent authority over the child for anything to work, and if the parents stay to watch the class or training session, the child is more likely to look to the parent for approval, which undermines the coaching dynamic. The coach must be the one to evaluate the child’s behavior, even if that child appears to be misbehaving.
This is one of many reasons it is important for parents to select a coach they trust; they must choose a coach they feel comfortable leaving completely in charge of their child for the duration of the lesson. If parents aren’t comfortable doing this, they may have their child in the wrong program.
This doesn’t mean parents can’t participate and be supportive. The key is the nature of that participation. While a swim coach in college, Jen learned about what parents of swimmers can do to interact with the coach and their child effectively, including asking their kids how practice was after it ended. Did they learn anything new?