Our Micro monkeys, Growing Gorillas and Teens programs are well developed and structured curriculum designed to maximize your childen’s learning of self defense and self confidence skills that they can take with them for the rest of their life.
Using Discipline and Fun to Improve Focus and Confidence
Discipline generates Focus. Focus leads to real successes. Real Success creates confidence as a character trait as opposed to a passing feeling.
Teaching Methodology Ages 5-7
For 4-7 year olds our approach is to build solid movement fundamentals and balance to lead into the general techniques of Jiu Jitsu. Positional awareness is a key skill as well to ensure that they recognize what is a dominant position. Moreover at this age range we are striving to give them basic classroom etiquette to ensure their success both in our program and in elementary school. We have seen tremendous success from many of our youngest students in their schools as a result of the manners and basic classroom etiquette that we teach.
Teaching Methodology Ages 7-13
For 7-13 year olds, we are able to combine a focus on underlying movement and build competence in Jiu Jitsu techniques. This age range is often the most motivated of groups because they are becoming physically sophisticated but still possess the abundant enthusiasm that is the hallmark of childhood.
Teaching Methodology Ages 13+
For teens we are now able to start working on on both the fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu and Striking. These skills develop fine motor skills and allow the student to work in a setting that is similar to the adults program just with their peer group.
Our goal every month is for the students to be highly proficient with three major Jiu Jitsu moves. One take-down and two ground techniques, one of which being a submission typically. Games with a focus on technique utilization or games that require repetition of technique form a considerable portion of class time.
Kids don’t get tired, they get bored
Fun and games are the critical component that makes any repetition possible. To excel at the technical art of Jiu Jitsu, it must be packaged to kids in a way that engages their sense of play and competitiveness. We use an ever-rotating number of games with differing technical aspects to keep kids learning new skills without overtaxing their ability to focus. We practice active gamification of all aspects of Jiu Jitsu so that motivation is never a problem for our students.