What Should Parents Expect in a Well Run Martial Arts Kids Class?

Larry Shealy // Uncategorized


April 20  

BJJ Kids in Hendersonville NC

Suffice it to say that I truly believe that martial arts are fantastic for children‘s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth!

As a former medical device sales executive, and a 20+ year BJJ school owner, I lean toward a few specific practices relative to running meetings as well as running BJJ classes.

To be effective, in this case operating and running kids BJJ classes; one must have the following in place.  

1.  A welcoming, respectful atmosphere

2.  Proficient instructors with a proven background 

3.  A specific curriculum that can help all levels and ages become proficient 

4.  A good mix of body movement exercises

5.  A demonstrable level of technical expertise

6.  A means to prove ones proficiency in a live setting

7.  A fun and proactive time on the mat

8.  A time to discuss important life lessons in a ‘mat chat’ format (honesty, integrity, confidence, focus, self control, respect, etc)

9.  Checks and balances on attendance, class participation, and grappling proficiency

10.  Total respect for everyone in the room: other students, coaches, parents, visitors

Having taught BJJ to children since 2004, I have trained hundreds upon hundreds of children within this proven process in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (aka-Brazilian Ji-Jitsu

There are many choices that we make each day.  When looking for martial arts for a child, I strongly suggest that you consider the 10 thoughts that I shared above.

If you have questions or wish to dig a little deeper into BJJ for Kids in Hendersonville, NC., please email Professor@HendoBJJ.com or call 828-290-7933.  

Good luck and good training!

Professor Larry Shealy

4th Degree BJJ Blackbelt

Rigan Machado BJJ Association

About the Author

Training in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu since 1994. 4th-Degree Rigan Machado Black Belt Instructor. Christian, Husband, Father, Grateful Small Business Owner.

Larry Shealy