TEACHING RESPECT, SELF-DISCIPLINE, FOCUS AND SELF CONFIDENCE THROUGH MARTIAL ARTS!
Our youth programs are the building blocks for the next generation. These classes not only teach children ages 4 and up how to realistically defend themselves, but also focus on life skill development. It is a great way to get in shape, make friends, and have fun. This program instills strong work ethic, focus and grit. Classes include techniques, physical drills, games, mat chats, and live training.
FUN! KIDS LEARN THROUGH GAMES
We feel that kids learn the best through games and play. We start each class with a fun warmup game so that they are excited to get to class rather than just set drills like jumping jacks and pushups and counting in unison.
Then they move onto a combination of games and technique. We find that kids generally would rather play than have to memorize technique. Would your child rather learn a snap down technique or see if they can get their partners hands on the mat? Would they rather learn the steps to do a back take or see how long they ride another kids back while they are trying to escape?
We setup games that have clear start positions and end objectives that instill good fundamental jiu-jitsu while being fun to play. The kids will fill in the messy middle and if they have trouble that will only make them more curious on the technique portion later. It also leaves our coaches to do what they love to do which is coach students who are trying.
So you will find an academy where the kids are having a blast, doing a ton of training with specific goals to teach them specific skills. Of course they do technique work as well, but we find that the more they are training and having fun, the more interested they are in learning technique so that they can get better at the games. We pump the music so the kids can get lost in the training and drills. The time flies by and they get in a great workout.
Our Black Belt Pledage
We start every Kids Jiu-Jitsu class with our call/response Black Belt Bledge:
Whey are we here? To Learn
What do we give? 100%
To achieve? Success
What do we do when things are hard? Persevere
Who is responsible for your actions? I am
I believe in you? I believe in myself
The black belt pledge is a very important part of our program. We frame every class with the ideas of life-long learning, giving full effort in everything we do, personal success, perseverance, responsibility and self-belief. This is performed through a group response to help group dynamics. This allows you to use this pledge in your daily life. So if your child makes a poor decision, you can ask “who is responsible for your actions?” Or if they are having trouble with a math homework, then you can ask “what do we do when things get hard?” Before your child faces a difficult situation you can proudly say “I believe in you” and that will remind them of all the times that they have said “I believe in myself.”
Language powerfully shapes our thinking, which develops our beliefs, which forms our actions and our actions determine our reality.
Developing Gratitude and Grit in Our Students
Gratitude is a foundational value in the culture here at Jubera Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in both the kids and adult programs. Being thankful for the people and things we have in our lives leads us to take better care of those relationships and ourselves. Studies at Yale show us that gratitude leads to happiness, impulse control and mental strength. A kid with more gratitude is a happier, resilient and frankly tougher child. The best college wrestling room in the country, Penn State also talks about the value of gratitude on a consistent basis.
Through training at Jubera Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu your children will develop the all important quality of Grit in our Kids Jiu-Jitsu Program. See your kid develop the ability to persevere, overcome and succeed in difficult circumstances. Grit can only come from being tried and tested in a crucible like training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at our academy.
Kids Jiu-Jitsu: The Solution to Bullying
Your child will be learning the best martial art for bullying at Jubera Jiu-Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a complete martial art that focuses on teaching kids to use leverage to subdue and neutralize their bullies without the use of punching or kicking. This method allows your child to defend themselves against larger attackers and to train in a safe, but challenging grappling art. When your little one succeeds in training you will see them gain real confidence in themselves and their ability to grow as a person. This confidence and physical training creates strong body language that will prevent the majority of bullying situations and we give your child simple verbal strategies when a bully persists. If all this prevention failed, know that you are giving your child the physical skills to defend themselves as well.
Not only does your kid develop real Jiu-Jitsu kills, but BJJ teaches your kid to stand up for themselves. We go over the 5 rules of engagement that include:
- Avoid the Fight at All Cost
- When attacked defend yourself
- When made fun of, use the 3 T steps
Positive Role Models
At our school you will find a family friendly school not only run by a mult-time world champion, but a husband and father of two. Professor Jubera graduated from a top University with a degree in Computer Science and knows the value of education. Professor Jubera’s mother enrolled him into martial arts when he was a child because she was a Judo practioner herself. She saw the value of martial arts in her own life and in her career as both an FBI agent and a middle school teacher.