Kids Martial Arts
Kids Martial Arts Washington, MO. Your kids need to stay active, both for your sake and theirs. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily for children aged 6-17, plus at least three days of muscle- and bone-strengthening activity per week.
Kids’ martial arts classes at Gracie Barra Washington help your children reach those recommendations, in addition to providing a full-body workout while improving their coordination, reflexes, flexibility, balance, endurance, and agility. Call us right away to join at 636-266-9388 or contact us online.
Reasons to sign up for kids’ martial arts classes at Gracie Barra Washington include:
- The world’s #1 martial arts team, with over 900 schools across the globe and 400 in North America
- Over 61 years of martial arts knowledge
- Stress relief workouts
- Unique Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu philosophy
- Accomplished instructors
- Welcoming and challenging environment
- Martial arts tradition originating from Japan and Brazil
- Diet education
What Do You Teach in Kids’ Martial Arts Classes at Gracie Barra Washington?
Children are like sponges, absorbing things quickly and easily, far more than we do as adults. The Gracie Barra Washington kids’ martial arts program builds a strong foundation in social and emotional learning. You will notice improvements in your kids’ attitudes, along with enhancements in making responsible decisions, after only a couple of classes. There is a built-in physicality with practicing martial arts, so your children will be encouraged to be active and exercise. This improves your kids’:
Many of the advantages of martial arts training aren’t as immediately noticeable, particularly for kids and teenagers. According to the American Council on Exercise, by the time they reach high school, 63 percent of children are no longer physically active. Recent research by Simmons Market Research states that nearly 65 percent of teens who participate in martial arts say that sports are an important part of their social life, and 77 percent of teens say that their participation in martial arts helps to keep them healthy.
When Can My Children Start Gracie Barra Washington Kids’ Martial Arts Classes?
Many experts, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, believe your children can start structured martial arts classes at any age. Some suggest that anywhere from 3-6 are usually good ages to start classes. Gracie Barra Washington has several “Little Champions” kids’ martial arts classes starting at age 3.
Our kids’ martial arts classes provide valuable lessons and ongoing mental enhancements, while providing your children the space to grow physically, emotionally, and socially. The classes even help them listen better, feel calmer, stay focused, and stand firm through tough situations.
No matter what path your kids take during or after Gracie Barra martial arts, they’ll learn to rely on skills taught in our programs in everything they do:
- Determination and perseverance
- Leadership and teamwork
- Communication and camaraderie
- Self-confidence in everything they do
What Are the Advantages of Taking Gracie Barra Washington Kids’ Martial Arts Classes?
Martial arts have exceptional effects on the physical and mental health of your kids. Gracie Barra Washington martial arts classes for kids are great for:
Self-Defense From Bullies
Learning self-defense is one of the premier advantages of martial arts, especially for parents. We know that being a parent comes with the burden of worrying about your kids’ safety when you aren’t there to protect them. Approximately 1 out of every 4 kids is a victim of bullying. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is considered one of the best martial arts for kids, as well as the de facto martial art for self-defense.
Making Friends Through Teamwork
Much like team sports, martial arts classes at Gracie Barra Washington are great ways for your children to meet other kids and make new friends as they learn the art. Making new friends in class helps motivate them to continue going to classes and encourage each other. Students practice moves on each other – known as sparring – once they reach a certain level. Training and going over drills together is more beneficial than training alone, so students have to learn to work together. Call us today at 636-266-9388 or reach out to us online.
Discipline and Mindfulness
Teaching your kids to block, kick, and punch at Gracie Barra Washington does not mean they become more aggressive in their day-to-day life. Quite the opposite, in fact. A recent study by the National Library of Medicine shows that martial arts can reduce aggressive behavior as it teaches discipline and self-control. Our kids’ martial arts classes help your child grow into a well-rounded person by teaching them important life skills like patience, humility, and respect.
Boosted Confidence and Self-Esteem
Enrolling your children in kids’ martial arts classes at Gracie Barra Washington does amazing things for their confidence. The classes are rooted in teaching the importance of personal growth rather than competition, so there is no pressure for your children to compare themselves to others. Working towards and achieving goals set in classes is also a great way for them to boost their self-esteem as they progress.
Contact Gracie Barra Washington Today To Learn More About Our Kids’ Martial Arts Classes
There really is a safe, natural, and effective way to positively impact every aspect of your kids’ lives. It doesn’t take medicine, therapy, harsh actions, or cajoling your kids to change their behavior. No, it is teaching your children the above principles – including self-discipline, hard work, confidence, and respect – and the core values of Gracie Barra:
- Brotherhood: Helping and encouraging fellow students
- Integrity: Honoring the martial arts and upholding values and traditions
- Development: Sharing the life-changing aspects of martial arts with any student that wishes to learn, regardless of age, size, or skill level
Register For the Area’s Best in Martial Arts For Kids | Gracie Barra Washington
When you are ready to keep your kids active, while improving their entire outlook, head to the centrally located gym at Gracie Barra Washington. We provide the Washington area’s best kids’ martial arts instruction. Our instructors teach a unique martial arts training etiquette for kids to allow development and camaraderie. We do not allow bullying, intimidation, or hostility in our gym. We provide a welcoming environment for the entire family.