Jiu-Jitsu focuses on self defense through the use of leverage and technique instead of strength, and was intended to foster a balanced body and mind in the student. For this reason, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be extremely useful as a vehicle for childrens’ personal development.
Aside from the self-defense aspect, the authentic skills children gain through practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu foster an equally authentic self-confidence. This can be a huge asset for a child’s self esteem, social engagement, and personal resources for dealing with bullies.
Because Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu focuses on grappling technique rather than striking such as kicks and punches, it also provides children with a non-violent alternative to situations where they may be faced with physical conflict.