When you think about a jiu Jitsu / martial arts school, what are the first thoughts to come to mind? For me, and I’m guessing for most of you, it was training, thanks to the popular movies such as ‘The Karate Kid’. Someone looking into the martial arts world for the first time would probably assume that the physical training is the ‘key’ to martial jiu jitsu arts. Many people just see the physical aspect of a martial, jiu Jitsu, arts school but they don’t realize that most martial arts schools go beyond ‘just’ physical training. Mental training and discipline are very important and needed traits that often get over looked. What does mental training and discipline have to do with jiu jitsu? Martial arts should just be about the kicking and punching to defend yourself right? Wrong. Without this mental training and discipline a martial arts student might not use martial arts as just ‘self-defense’ and could seriously injure the other person/s. When people, especially kids, are involved in the martial arts world this discipline and mental training are important!
At the Seaside Jiu Jitsu Academy, teachers Ryan, Tim , Nate and Zach not only teach the physical part of Jiu Jitsu to their younger students, but also the values of discipline. Values, such as respect and humility just to name a few. These values play a big part for the younger students, not only for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes, but for everyday life. Students will use these important values at home, at school, and the public in general as they grow into their places of society. Since school is a regular part of a child’s everyday life, the Jiu Jitsu academy really encourages the students to use these values at school. Ryan and Zach teach their students the value of respect, to treat others how they would want to be treated. The value of humility, to know their personal greatness, but to be humble about it. Just these values alone can have an amazing impact at school for the academy students and will impact other students in the local schools. If more students in the school systems learned and practiced these values, would there be less bullying? I do have to wonder.
Bullying is a major problem schools face each and every day. Physical bullying, verbal bullying, indirect bullying, intimidation, and social alienation are all forms of bullying that children face at school. The children who are the ‘bullies’ don’t have respect or humility for the ones they are bullying or even, often, for themselves. Schools don’t often enforce the steps to stop bullying when reported- if the bullying didn’t take place in front of them. Events such as the Columbine High School Shootings in 1999 were sparked by bullying in the school. Just last year, posted in the Oregon Live.com, the potential threat of a school shooting came to attention at the Astoria High School, OR. A student was arrested for, allegedly, planning to shoot several other students, and make ‘Columbine seem like a cakewalk.’ Though it’s unclear if this type of aggression was built up by bullying, it does seem likely that bullying played a major part in this situation.
The students of the Seaside Jiu Jitsu Academy learn these important values while learning the physical ways of Jiu Jitsu. They learn not to use their martial arts training against others unless it’s an absolute, last, defense situation. With the help of the instructors, many of these children have been awarded for their good behavior at school. And these same children are showing improved behavior around their homes, as stated by the parents. The Seaside Jiu Jitsu Academy even honors their students by posting their achievements on the Jiu Jitsu Academy wall for everyone to see. Perhaps with the growing popularity of the Seaside Jiu Jitsu Academy, more children will learn, not only a form of martial arts but the importance values and discipline have. Come see what it is all about,| 30 Free Day Trial | Seaside Jiu Jitsu Academy .