MPR NINJAS JIUJITSU PROGRAM
AGES 5 – 7
AGES 5 – 7
The Ninja JiuJitsu Program is for children ages 5-7 years old. We offer a unique martial arts training program for young children. These classes are a great introduction to martial arts. Combining fun, exercise and a great lesson plan our goal is to instill an early love and appreciation for the world of JiuJitsu and Wrestling. Open your child’s eyes to the fun of martial arts today! In our Ninja Program we do offer belt promotions. All of our kids program also deal with antibullying techniques. Some classes are dedicated to teaching kids the important self defense techniques like staying away from strangers, and how to punch and kick. Parents: Please make sure kids are on time and have their Gi’s. Gi’s are mandatory to participate in class.
We have many kids in our Ninjas Program… We usually break the kids up into 2-4 groups depending on the lesson plan. Our Ninjas class has an average of 4-8 high level coaches per class.
ADVANCED NINJAS GROUP – This group is for the more high level kids. These little athletes have an understanding of fundamental techniques and have the ability to perform these techniques live. Many of our advanced kids compete. Kids in the advanced group must also demonstrate great teamwork and the ability to listen.
BASIC NINJAS GROUP – This is a great group for our beginners and for the kids that need more time to develop the fundamentals.
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.
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: