Bully-proof training with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for kids

Everyday, children have to deal with bullying from other children in school or after school programs. This bullying can be in the form physical or verbal harrassement. A child may not be able to confront their bully because of they fear for their safety. The child lacks the confidence to face the aggressor. But, instilling a sense of confidence in a child can help the child learn how to protect themselves against bullying.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) can be taught as a kids self defense program. BJJ is a martial art and self defense method that teaches ground fighting techniques. It’s philosophy demonstrates how even a smaller and weaker person can guard against a larger and stronger opponent. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu focuses on strategically aimed attacks. It does not rely on strength alone.

The teachings of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are far wider reaching than combat training. It promotes character building and confidence within it’s students. This is the first and most important step in teaching a child how to ward off bullies.

Teaching a child to cope with bullying means helping the child to be self confident, teaching the child to be alert, and teaching the child readiness. Bullies are much less likely to attack children who demonstrate confidence. Children who understand how to protect themselves will naturely display self confidence. This means that simply teaching your child how to defend themselves against physical advance will actually prevent your child from having to ever fight a bully.

Additionally, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will help children improve their posture, promotes a healthy lifestyle, improve motor skills and have a positive affect on sports performance, improve coordination and flexibility, enhances a child’s concentration for better performance in school, and teaches self discipline. BJJ is a character building martial art that will help children to ward off bullies but more importantly develop the skills they will need to be successful in all aspects of their lives.

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40 Responses to Say No to Bullying

  1. Pedro says:


  2. Ninja says:

    I believe kids should learn BJJ to avoid bullying, they become more self-confident, and other kids will not mess with them.

  3. Alexandra Vilá says:

    Love it, and completely agree with it… Though, I think this is the most important aspect of the article, but it gets lost with the text:
    “Bullies are much less likely to attack children who demonstrate confidence”…
    You should expand more on this, and move it up in the text.
    Else, people who don’t want to make their kids aggressive may disregard this article before getting to this point.

    Good work, Ninja, as always… Bjs!

    • Shreyas says:

      trwubr on February 8, 2011 The Best should had a couple of sprit drinks before he started that normally works to wear off the nerves, to bad im a best man on 3rd april, and i dont know what to say LOL

    • Alin says:

      Thanks for this rellay honest post. I will third the hippie comments. A belt is just a belt. On some level, it would be nice if it weren’t even there. There are so many other things that go into the practice, and there have been many posts on exactly what does the belt mean. If you are getting fulfillment out of it for yourself, what does a stripe rellay mean? Thanks also for posting about being an outsider. I feel it, too. I try to look at my time on the mat as professional. I have been at my gym now for 9 months and I am just beginning to joke with the people who have been around that long. I wouldn’t dare with the new guys. I ask about my classmates’ current events and offer my own. But I know when other people go out for a beer afterward that it’s not rellay my place to go. And I wouldn’t contact someone from class without a rellay good reason, and never on the phone. Here is an example of the awkwardness that could crop up. The other day my instructor mentioned a mulitple-day seminar that he was thinking he would travel to if anyone wanted to go. First off, I know that he does not mean me. He means some of the other guys. If there was a whole crew, I might be welcome. The seminar was expensive and would mean a weekend away from the kids. I thought of responding to my instructor’s e-mail with something like, That would lead me to divorce court! because my husband already gives up so much for me to practice BJJ I couldn’t possibly ask him to watch the kids for a whole weekend and then dish out over $1,000 to travel and take a seminar. But then I thought that message could be construed as sexual, and just didn’t respond. Not a big deal, rellay, to not respond. But I had to think a lot more about that than any guy would have to. OK sorry. Rambling! It’s much too late for School Shark Girl!Hugs!

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    Hi and thanks for taking the time to describe the terminlogy to the beginners!

    • Ashter says:

      Trent, thank you so much for gniivg another perspective for me to think about. I can foolishly waste so much energy being petty, when it is really a blessing to be sharing these experiences with my family.

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    • Mahesh says:

      because u have wirltseng experience, take both. your experience will benefit u a lot. muay tai is very effective so take that too.4-5 hours of training is not enough because u should be training 2-3 hours daily and take a day off if u have any sores or pains.definately take muay thai 1st and whn ur experienced take brazillian jiu jitsu because its more about technique then form.The reason i say take MT first is because u have wirltseng experience but take BJJ as soon as possible.

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  20. Janeth says:

    This is a tough qsetuion! If you can do both, it would be great.Jiu-Jitsu is a must know. You needed to know the techniques, and how to escape. On the other hand, you needed Muay Thai also. You need striking skill. When you are fighting, you don’t always go to the ground right away. Well, it depend on who you are fight. Even a Jiu-Jitsu fighters sometime they are stand too when fighting.My suggestion for you is to do 6 months of Jiu-Jitsu, and 6 months of Muay Thai. That way, you have a little of both, orfind yourself a school that teach you both of Muay Thai, and Jiut-Jitsu at the same time. I hoped this help you. Good luck to you, and see you inside the Octagon.

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