MPR JUNIOR JIUJITSU PROGRAM
AGES 8 – 13
AGES 8 – 13
Our kids Jiu-Jitsu program teaches discipline, self control, grappling and submission wrestling. Many of the worlds best fighters are trained in Jiu Jitsu for a reason. No matter what your child’s skill or athletic level is Jiu Jitsu will have something to offer. Please check your location for class times and days.
The principles of Jiu Jitsu are very similar to those of karate and other children’s martial arts, which encourage consistency, attendance, effort, and determination. These elements are the focus of our Jiu Jitsu kids program. Many of the benefits are obtained indirectly, so the kids improve in a natural and graduated pace, which instills positive reinforcement.
Jiu Jitsu will also teach your child to respect one’s opponent. This helps in controlling tendencies such as foul language and poor sportsmanship. Your child will learn to treat everyone with respect as he or she builds relationships with their peers.
We offer both Gi and No Gi classes here at MPR to ensure that your child develops into a well rounded martial artist. Every kid starts at white belt. As your child progresses through the program with skill level and age taken into consideration the next belt may be GREY to YELLOW followed by ORANGE then GREEN. No child can receive a Blue Belt until they are at least 16 years of age.
MPR Endurance Academies are all fully IBJJF certified BLACKBELT schools. This means all of our brand new JiuJitsu students begin training as white belts. As time goes by and students learn more fundamentals and techniques they progress up the belt ladder. The journey to becoming a black belt is different for kids. Please refer to this IBJJF Belt chart for the info on how we belt our members.
IBJJF BELT SYSTEM
Please check out this great chart which displays our belting system for our kids and adult JiuJitsu Programs.
MPR Elite represents excellence, hard work, being the best. This small hand picked team of students doesn’t just compete, but they compete to win. They sacrifice, they train and they want to be the best. Only our most dedicated Junior athletes make the cut. JiuJitsu is our sport. We win as a team and on an individual basis. As JiuJitsu brings out the best in kids our Elite Competition Team brings out the best in JiuJitsu.
JiuJitsu is our sport! We compete and train all year long.
In the spirit of peace and safety it is important to really understand how bullying affects us and more importantly how it impacts our children. Bullying is defined as unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.
As we dissect the reasons and ramifications of these actions it is important to remember the following: Most kids that bully use their power and strength to control, embarrass and even harm other children. These tactics may include threats, spreading rumors, verbal abuse and physical violence. So what do we do as parents? What are the appropriate steps to take and to end the threats of bullying in a peaceful manner?
As a Professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighter and Owner of MPR Endurance, for years I’ve taught the tools and skills kids need to end the threats of violence and bullying. Through physical fitness and martial arts training we can teach our kids how to level the playing field and end the imbalance bullies use intimidate and control. Establishing confidence in our children is usually the most crucial step in regaining control and even preventing bullying in the first place.
There are many great programs such as Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Wrestling and MMA which can teach our children that they are worthy of defending themselves. What I mean by “being worthy” is that some children which are bullied feel that they are incapable of defending themselves. Without the foundation of Martial Arts some kids may feel incapable of managing potentially dangerous conflicts, therefore allowing these situations to get out of hand. There are many great programs and classes locally which teach self defense. It is important however to find the right program for your child. Speak with the instructors and owners about the programs they offer and even ask if you can attend or watch a class. Some martial arts studios will even let your child try a class or two free of charge.
First we start by empowering our children inside of the gym to begin to start to empower them outside of the gym.
By teaching our children how to access and identify real threats we can begin to show them how to handle these situations in a peaceful manner. Remember that communication and an early response are keys to stopping bullying in it’s tracks.
Here are some great links to other great sites leading the charge against bullying: