When you enroll your child in a jiu-jitsu program, you’re investing your time and money in their future. With dedication and commitment, this investment will eventually pay dividends in the form of skill development on the mat and intangibles that are so important in the sport. Their progress through Jujitsu will build confidence, promote physical health, instill discipline, and help cultivate their sense of respect for themselves and others. It’s important for both the parent and the child to commit to no less than two to three classes per week. Of course, this can be difficult at times. Life gets stressful and schedules get jumbled but do your very best to make sure your child gets to class on a regular basis. Sticking to the same weekly routine not only fosters commitment, it also ensures the greatest results and reduces any anxiety your child may have in their training.
By Deb Blyth – Jiu-Jitsu Magazine