Kids are back at Battersea!!
Wednesday 19th May, saw the return of our Kids sessions, back in the dojo at Battersea Sports Centre! This marked the return of our twice weekly Cubs and Junior sessions, which run on Wednesdays and Saturdays and it was great to see our kids back in the Battersea dojo! It was also great to see some new faces join in on the sessions!!!
The kids were taken through the usual warm up of jogging, performing rolls and breakfalling. They then partnered up to drill some techniques together. Finally, and the bit that the kids seem to love the most, they all got to do some rounds of sparring! BJJ sparring is very similar to ‘playground rough and tumble’ play. So, seeing kids trying to apply the techniques that they have learned, against each other, with huge smiles on their faces is a joy to watch!!! The best thing about this is that, whilst the kids are enjoying themselves, they are learning how to apply Jiu-Jitsu against resisting opponents, and learning how to defend against their sparring partner’s attack. The skills that they’re developing are crucial not only for BJJ in the dojo but, in addition, can help towards improving your child’s self-defence abilities. It also teaches them how to stay calm and cope in what others might find a stressful environment. So, BJJ training for kids is not only a great activity for sport and fitness, it can instill your child with attributes that can help in their everyday lives.
If you’re interested in getting your kids into BJJ, and you live near the Battersea area, please bring your child to give it a go! Here are the details:
Days and times:
16:30 – 17:15 Youth Cubs
17:30 – 18:15 Youth Juniors
10:30 – 11:15 Youth Cubs
11:30 – 12:15 Youth Juniors
Battersea Sports Centre
See you next week kids and keep up the good work!!!
by Jasen Vassoodaven