Students, I know you may have some questions about what to expect on the 21st. Here is an idea, Yellow belts, get ready to run the warm ups. After the warm ups, students will demonstrate certain techniques in front of the instructors and their families. Here are some examples: breakfall, stand-in-base, sprawl, shrimping, trap and roll, bump sweep, armlock, and 2 takedowns. Remember, these are just a few of the techniques we want demonstrated, not all of them. Next, everyone’s favorite part, sparring! This portion of promotions is incredibly rigorous, yet fun for our students. We try to push their limits while making them tired. Why? Because when a student is tired he/she can no longer use strength to overpower an opponent, but rather has to use technique.
PARENTS! How should students prepare for the upcoming promotions? First, attend as many classes as your schedule allows in the upcoming weeks until promotions. Next, it is important for parents, talk about Jiu Jitsu with your kids at home. If you have the space, practice at home with your kids. Encourage as much fun with Jiu Jitsu as possible over the next couple months. Classes will pick up in pace, so it important to keep the fun in Jiu Jitsu without pressure of success. As coaches, we know your kids are ready for the next level! They do not need any pressure added to the 21st. Rather, help us build up their confidence. If you feel like your son/daughter might need an extra push getting ready for promotions, speak with Coach Courtney about Jiu Jitsu. These 30-45 minute lessons will help to get your son/daughter sharper and more prepared for promotions. Finally, the week leading up to promotions, make sure your son/daughter is hydrated and well rested. This will make a huge difference as well as having your son/daughter drink at least 2 glasses of water before coming into the academy. Also, make sure they eat a good breakfast. You are more than welcome to bring healthy, energy providing snacks for them on promotion day. (***Please, do NOT bring peanut or tree nuts! See the list below for some snack ideas.)
Promotions will be an exciting day! You all have wonderful, talented and dedicated kids. The coaching staff at Hart Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing and MMA is very excited for the 21st. Your kids are ready for the challenge 🙂
Healthy Snack ideas:
Low-sugar, high-fiber granola bars
Cliff protein bars for kids
Veggies (carrots, snap peas, celery, etc)